"The author explores several scenarios without making the sex seem sordid or laughable. This is erotica for grown-ups ..." - Rachel Thompson, author of Broken Pieces
"Focused, sharp and witty this is writing that transcends the purely erotic and finds itself on the literary end of the spectrum." - Christoph Fischer, Top 500 reviewer
"Fall into Winter was simply an incredible read and I am honored to bestow it as a Joyfully Reviewed Recommended Read." - Joyfully Reviewed
"I don't normally read erotica, but Eden Baylee has made me a convert--and a fan." - Patti Larsen, author of Family Magic
From the Author
Cyrus Webb (CW): Many people have mixed emotions when they hear the term erotic or erotica. How would you best describe what you write and what led you down that path?
Eden Baylee (EB): Erotica is a genre that touches all my senses, so I enjoy spinning words onto a page to enable readers to feel the same. I love being turned on as it makes me feel alive, and who wouldn't want to feel that? The mixed emotion surrounding the genre may come from a misunderstanding of what it is. Erotica is not just about pounding sexual images into the reader's mind. There has to be connection to a story, and the sex needs to be relevant. To make it an enticing read, you must ask: Who are these people? Why are they having sex? Why are they having this type of sex? If you get no answers, then why would you want to read farther? Erotica is strongly built on character-driven plots, and this is central to ensuring the reader cares about the sex. Reading a book with page after page of sex would be like watching a 2-hour movie that is one long car chase. It might be exciting for a bit, but it'll get boring very quickly.
CW: Can you tell our readers what is next for you?
EB: I'm working on my second anthology of erotica entitled Spring into Summer. As with Fall into Winter, it will contain four novellas--two that take place in the spring and two in the summer. After that, I will change course and write full-length novels. They will have erotic elements, but will be thriller/suspense stories à la John Fowles, one of my favorite authors.
CW: What advice do you give for aspiring writers or those looking to break into the industry?
EB: My mantra to myself: Keep writing. Be persistent. Believe in yourself.
Read the full interview: Eden Baylee: Allowing Her Persistence & Talent To Lead The Way on Conversations Magazine, 12/1/11.