My First Smut is a recurring feature where we talk about our formative smut experiences. These short confessionals may include such details as: What book did you read? How old were you? Were there other people involved? What made the experience special? What role does smut play in your life?
This week, romance author Carly Spade talks about reading her very first bodice ripper.
First romance novel you read:
Bodice Ripper (can’t remember title)
How old were you?
How’d you get your hands on the book?
“Borrowed” from my aunt
What was the reading experience like?
I had no idea such things existed and loved everything about it including the fantasy aspect.
What made the experience special?
It introduced me to a realm like Lord of the Rings that I enjoyed but with described intimacy.
What role does smut play in your life?
I’ve elevated from not just reading it but also including it in the books I write. For me, it’s not just about the smut, it’s about to journey to it and the emotion behind it.
An adult romance writer who has been writing since she could pick up a pencil. After the insanity of obtaining a bachelor’s and master’s degree in cybersecurity, creating worlds to escape to still ate at her very soul. She started writing FanFiction (which can still be found if you scour the internet 😉 ), and soon felt the need to get her original ideas on paper. And so the adventure began.
She lives in Colorado with her husband and two fur babies, and revels in an enemies to lovers trope with a slow burn.
Connect with Carly: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Thanks Carly! Carly recently rereleased her first book, The Power of Eternity. Watch this space for Erin’s review, coming soon!
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