Saturday, September 11, 2010

Guest Debut Author - Kele Moon

Today I am handing over the reins to a very talented debut author, Kele Moon. I had the pleasure of meeting Kele at the RWA Conference in Orlando this summer and let me tell you - this woman is going places. So please welcome Kele to the Naughty Author Chicks.

Why I write erotic romance. . .

I am not a closeted erotica writer. My family know, my friends know, and anyone who really knows me isn’t exactly shocked to hear I’ve just released a erotic romance with Ellora’s Cave. I’m vocal with my stance that writing romance is something to be proud of and I’ll usually get into a very heated debate with anyone who says otherwise.

The question is—Why?

Easy, I believe in love.

I believe in it with all my heart and soul. I believe it is the one true, sustaining emotion. Capturing that in written form is magnificent. What makes us feel more than a story that has us believing in the unbending love of two characters? There’s a reason Romeo and Juliet is arguably Shakespeare’s most recognized piece of work—True love speaks to people!

People want to believe in love even if they don’t admit it. We love the happily ever afters and there is nothing wrong with that. The fact that romance sells as well as it does restores my faith in humanity. There’s still a thread of dreamer and romantic left in a society rapidly becoming crushed with hate and fear.

Yes, I love romance, and I love it all—Make me believe in the love between your characters and I am happy.

But, as a writer I don’t just write romance, I write erotic romance because I believe in passion. I believe in that rip of absolute desire that dances over your skin when you read something so incredibly sexy you almost can’t breathe. More than the romance, I long for the burn, the feeling that your characters may actually self-combust if they don’t have each other. There is something so primal and pure in that. Desire is a deep, instinctual emotion and if, as a writer, I can invoke that—In my opinion, that makes me every bit as skilled as the horror writer that invokes fear or the drama writer that invokes tears.

I don’t want the fade to black—To me, the desire is the story, the culmination of it the highlight. I’m not hiding it behind closed doors. Writing it makes my characters real. It helps the readers feel their journey more richly and I don’t just want it in there, I want it to be the sexiest, most goosebump inducing clash of passion and love they have ever read.

And so yes, I write erotic romance and as a writer, someone who believes in the art of telling stories that make people feel—I’m really, really proud of that.

About Kele:

A freckle-faced redhead born and raised in Hawaii, Kele Moon has always been a bit of a sore thumb and has come to enjoy the novelty of it. She thrives on pushing the envelope and finding ways to make the impossible work in her story telling. With a mad passion for romance, she adores the art of falling in love. The only rules she believes in is that, in love, there are no rules and true love knows no bounds.

Beyond Eden

Three lifelong friends find themselves tangled in a web of love, pain and dangerous secrets in this erotic Garden of Eden tale.

Tall, dark and handsome Danny Carlow has always gotten whatever he wants except for the two he wants more than anything—his best friends, lovers Paul and Eve. Determined, he waits like a snake in the grass, poised for the right moment to offer them a temptation too delicious to resist.

Artist Eve Everton makes the painful decision to leave her true love Paul for the siren call of New York City. Ten years later, with her life in shambles, she returns. When Paul’s waiting arms aren’t available, Eve falls for Danny’s charm and finds herself a willing accomplice in the dangerous games Danny plays.

Former college football star Paul Mattling is now a successful attorney with a bright future ahead of him. But behind those brilliant blue eyes are secret desires for a taste of the forbidden. Will he play it safe or give in to Danny and Eve and bite the apple?

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Wynter Daniels said...

Welcome, Kele. I've heard such good things about Beyond Eden. Can't wait to read it.

Savannah Stuart said...

Welcome to the blog, Kele! Loved your post! All that talk about love, passion, and its ability to sustain us through anything makes me feel all warm inside :) It's obvious you believe in what you write and I'm sure it shows on the page.

Kele Moon said...

Thank you, Wynter!! I'm so excited to be here today!

Kele Moon said...

Thanks, Savannah! I really appreciate you having me here!

I do believe in it. . . A soap box, I'm on it! LOL!

Cara McKenna said...

Welcome, Kele, and a huge congrats on your debut! See you around the Cave!

Kele Moon said...

Thank you, Cara! I'm so happy to be at EC!

Shelley Munro said...

"And so yes, I write erotic romance and as a writer, someone who believes in the art of telling stories that make people feel—I’m really, really proud of that."

Good for you, Kele. I write erotic romance for many of the same reasons you do. I'm quite open about it, but obviously don't fit most people's profile of an erotic romance writer. Exactly what an erotic romance writer should look like, I'm not sure, but evidently I'm not it. Something to aspire to. *wink*

Cathy M said...

Fabulous post, Kele. I am a devoted HEA girl, and love the passion I find in the sexy romances I love to read.

Tibby Armstrong said...

Kele, this post is as beautiful and touching as "Beyond Eden" was to read. You never cease to amaze me, girl! I agree! You are going places!

Kele Moon said...

Thank you, Shelley! LOL! No one is ever surprised when I tell them--I wonder what that says about me! I must look secretly naughty ::grins::



Kele Moon said...

Cathy, yes. . .You got to love the HEA!

I do love drama, I enjoy the angst getting there. . .But, in the end I want my HEA!

Kele Moon said...

Thank you, Tibby! You never stop making me smile!!



judiebabie said...


Your book was freakin AWESOME!

Kele Moon said...

I am thrilled from the bottom of my soul that you enjoyed it!!

Thank you, Judie!


lindseye said...

Truly looking forward to reading this story and seeing these three creat a relationship.

Dalton Diaz said...

Hear, hear! Beautiful words. Welcome to EC, Kele. Can't wait to meet you.

Andrea I said...

I think it's great that you can write erotic romance and not have to hide it from family or friends.

Anonymous said...

I love your post Kele! I too believe love is something to be proud of. It doesn't matter what form it's in or how graphic it is, it's beautiful all the same. It very obviously to everyone that you feel passionate about what your write about and believe in it.