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, Kelly Lovall talks about coming to romance via Dickens.
First romance novel you read:
How old were you?
How’d you get your hands on the book?
My English teacher gave me a copy.
What was the reading experience like?
The language was difficult at first but once the characters came into focus, I was hooked.
What made the experience special?
I had a crush on an older guy who was far outside my social circle and remember feeling, at the time, how hopeless love could feel.
What role does smut play in your life?
It’s a fun reminder that love and connection requires effort and imagination and sometimes, stepping out of the familiar
Bio: I write explicit erotic romance that examines the secret desires we all carry within us. I explore the physical and emotional needs and desires that connect us to each other, often testing the limits of our relationships. I enjoy writing, travel, jogging and wine.
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Thanks Kelly! We’ll be honest, this is the first time we’ve had someone call out Dickens as smut inspiration.
Watch for our review of Kelly’s book Red Rock this weekend!
Have an early smut experience you’d like to share with us? If you’d like to see your story featured, send us an email or fill out our questionnaire and we’ll post it in an upcoming week.