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 KB Alan talks about entering the eye-opening world of erotic romance—and the joys of e-books.
First romance novel you read:
I don’t actually remember the first romance book I read, but I DO remember the first erotic romance I read: Lora Leigh’s Harmony’s Way.
How old were you?
In my late twenties.
How’d you get your hands on the book?
I picked it out of the paperback carousel at my local library.
What was the reading experience like?
I was reading A LOT of books at the time, and going through all the paperbacks my library had available, so I grabbed this up with no idea what it was. My world was seriously rocked at the erotic romance and explicit sex (let say I was in a personal smut drought at the time). I looked the author up online and found that she had several books only available as digital downloads through an erotic romance publisher. My addiction to ebooks was born!
What made the experience special?
That erotic romance digital first publisher ended up being MY publisher several years later. After reading *a lot* of erotic romances, I decided to try writing one. I submitted to that same publisher, and Perfect Formation was published in 2009, when I was 34.
KB Alan lives the single life in Southern California. She acknowledges that she should probably turn off the computer and leave the house once in a while in order to find her own happily ever after, but for now she’s content to delude herself with the theory that Mr. Right is bound to come knocking on her door through no real effort of her own. Please refrain from pointing out the many flaws in this system. Other comments, however, are happily received.
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Thanks KB! We’re looking forward to reading your latest erotic romance, Perfect Temptation! Watch this space for a review coming soon.