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Monday, February 15, 2010


Words that Seduce

I was browsing around Ravenous Romance when I encountered a book option I found quite interesting. Instead of just an option for an ebook download, there is also one for an audio version. I have seen audio books before of course, but not really for erotic romance.

That confirmed something for me. We don’t just like to read it, we like to hear it. Words, both written and spoken, can be very exciting. Couples have been doing their own form of ‘pillow talk’ through the ages, even if it’s as simple as a ‘yes’ or a moan to communicate satisfaction to a partner.

There’s enough 900 numbers cluttering up classifieds to establish and satisfy the appetite for men. But what about for women?

That was part of my premise for Flesh for Fantasy. Cynthia is a phone fantasy operator, but the fantasies she spins have little effect on her.

Because, they’re not hers.

It’s only when a seductive stranger starts to delve into her own desires that a new world opens up for her.

I think the secret to erotic whispers to a lover, then, is they have to be erotic. To that person. Perhaps this is even truer for women, who can be turned on differently, and more subtly, thAn men. We’re not usually as hardwired to instant arousal as they are. But we have it too—a secret erogenous zone for words. We all have words “that get to us.” Fantasy scenarios that make our hearts beat a bit quicker. Taboo words that may not be taboo when spoken by a lover. And some words that may have the opposite effect by jarring us right out of the mood.

A good idea if you want to experiment with a love, is to be very honest about what is a turn on. Are there certain ideas or words that you really want to hear? What is an absolute no-no for you? Off limits?

Do you agree? Is erotic talk a turn on?

Chloe Waits is the alter ego of a Toronto-based author who is a true believer of romance with no inhibitions. A writer of erotic romance, chick lit, and the occasional poem, it's really all about relationships.

Memories of thumbing through romance books to get to the 'good stuff' are noted as an early influence. She also draws real life inspiration for her romantic heroes from her very own at home.

Chloe loves to hear from her readers. You can visit her or contact her at her webpage,


Keta Diablo said...

Hi Chloe,

Phone fantasy and a seductive stranger . . what could be better than that?

I have my copy of Flesh for Fantasy and can't wait to read this delicious story.

Great interview too. Much good luck to you with Flesh for Fantasy and all future writing endeavors.

Best, Keta

Hales said...

Great blog!

Chloe Waits said...

Thanks Keta and Hales, for stopping by.
I had a lot of fun writing it!