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Friday, September 7, 2012



Why I started writing erotic romance books

A bit over a year ago, I found myself recovering from major surgery. Normally I’m an active person who loves to take walks, but now I found myself bedridden. No ropes tied me in place though psychologically there felt like heavy vines knotted around me in a cocoon of warmth--the warmth, of course, being covers I tossed off then pulled back on me every ten minutes.

At first I tried reading. As a kid reading romances served as my favorite pastime. I could read an entire Sweet Valley High book in one sitting and then want another. I hadn’t read romances for awhile, but now I craved anything that would transport me away from pain. I asked my wife to bring me books, but each one I opened bored me. Those romances severed all the sweat, pain, ecstasy, fear, and excitement I felt from falling in love and still being in love. The characters all seemed like Barbie Dolls sanitized to the point of being a Disney princess. I wanted more, craved for more. Of course, the library limited what my wife could bring home to me, yet I yearned for an adult romance with fully functioning genitalia.

Gently tossing the books aside, I asked next for my laptop. I couldn’t lift or move much; however, with pillows propping me up, I could rest the computer on my stomach and type. The two weeks of doctor imposed relaxation flew by, and the next thing I knew I had the start of a steamy romance that no library would allow on their shelves. The passion for writing had merged with a love of reading, and I liked the chemical reaction forming on my computer screen. Once chiseled down through editing to the sweet salty goodness of living, breathing passionate creatures, the book ended, and I called it Tied To Passion.

Before I had even finished the first book, an idea for a second and third started to percolate up from my unconscious and snare me with new character and plot potentials. Needless to say, I have not been able to stop writing since. I guess, as addictions go, writing is fairly harmless like my relish for coffee. Sometimes I mix the two and write at two in the morning which the cats are very fond of.

About the Author:
I write under the pen name Amber Rose Thompson. Why don’t I use my legal name? Well, I don’t want to be fired from my day job, now do I? By day, I am a public librarian working in the metropolis of New York City. I write the kinds of books that will never be offered at my library or even considered. And that is why I use a fictitious name. It is a bit sad to promote reading by day and hide my own writing while doing so. Before work, on lunch, break, and after work I write hot, erotic tales that I hope will make readers squirm and fan themselves. My one major hurdle in writing is my kitten who believes laps are for sleeping, not laptops. With this hindrance, I often write one-handed, and not for the reason your dirty mind is thinking. I hold the laptop with one hand and type with the other so my little bundle of fur can purr in her sleep. My muse for writing is my lovely and amazing partner who I’ve been married to for sixteen wonderful years. We all must get our inspiration from somewhere after all. My marriage is an interesting one; while we have been married for a while, we actually have two marriage certificates. You see part way through our marriage we both transitioned to the opposite gender. I told you my marriage was different. I am a trans man writing under a female name; talk about gender bending and mental games.

Find Amber Rose online at

Twitter- BDSMErotica
Facebook- AmberRoseThompsonPowerBroker
Blog- Amber Rose Thompson


Debby said...

Great post. We do have to protect ourselves with a pen name. Day jobs are a necessary vice.
Love the post.
debby236 at gmail dot com

jessiel said...

Loved the post! I'll have to check this book out. I can understand the reasoning behind a pen name.