Friday, September 26, 2014

Love Out Of Lust, Part One by Ray Sostre

Consensual Heterosexual

Daryl & Marisol had been best friends since childhood, and now live together as roommates.

The two never had this attraction for each other, until one night when Marisol, out of her moment of weakness admitted her darkest desires for Daryl, and the two persued it together. When their sexual desires are expressed, where will it take them from there?

My Review:
Given that Daryl and Marisol have known each other as family friends for so long, this erotica is just about the closest it gets to incest without it being incest... and I love the taboo!! This erotic short was just long enough to leave me aroused without making me feel cheated out of the story and the details. It is so common for me to see cliff hangers within the erotic genre that I've come to expect them. However, the cliff hanger in Love Out Of Lust fit seamlessly into the progression of the story and truly left me curious to know what happens next.

Author Interview:
What inspired you to become a writer?
It came to me, one day in 1990, when I served detention in junior high school. I wrote a short story about a crush in detention. Since then, I’ve been interested in screenwriting and story writing.

What made you want to write erotica?
Writing erotica happened to me by accident. I would never, in a million years, thought about writing erotica. But when I came across with some short stories that were porn-no-plot, I knew I had to get in the game and show that men can write erotic romance. And I like being in an industry where it’s dominated by women 4 to 1.

What is your favorite part of being an author?
As always, writing a story, expressing my idea on paper, and seeing that I’m always on a roll to finish the story.

How hard is it to write a book?
If you never written a story, you would think it was hard, but the truth is it’s not. Not for me I would say. My mind is constantly flowing and I’m always having the passion to write.

What is the hardest and easiest part about being an erotica writer?
Well, the easiest thing about being an erotic writer is very simple the sex scenes I can create to turn my readers on, or set the goal to turn my readers on, lol. The hardest part is to not to be repetitive with the sex scenes. I try to avoid the similarities of the scenes on different stories. I like keeping my scenes interesting and mouth-watering.

Is there a genre you could never write? Which and why?
Only one genre I could never, nor have the desire to write – BDSM. I have nothing against the genre. In fact, I read the genre and review a few of them myself. I wouldn’t write BDSM, because it’s not in my heart to write it. I have to write what defines me. My genres in writing are mostly m/f erotic, but I also like writing lesbian and ménage stories. And when I write erotic stories, I like adding scenes that are sweltering, with a touch of dark and sensual desires.

How did you bring life to your characters? 
When I write characters, I want my characters to be the opposite of what the rest normally trend; rich, cute, blonde hair, blue eyes, a skinny sex-goddess, and alpha-male type. I’m not that guy. In fact, I’m a guy who is no alpha-type. I would rather keep the lounge chair warm as I watch the alpha-type get dissed by my characters. 

When I write male characters, I want my male characters to be easy-going, but wise; intelligent. They’re not afraid to go down on a girl, lol, but these guys are male. They like their beer, booze, shooting pool, and going out to meet women. I like adding an odd situation with their lives. How they hook up with women, how they meet them, what made him sleep with her, why wasn’t he attracted to her, but he’ll sleep with her. I want to show my characters, rather than tell the story.

As for women, I like creating the bad-girl type, particularly because I’m attracted to bad girls, but the women I write about usually have either the bad-girl personality or drama-queen issues. I also want women to be emancipated or have some sort of secrets, whether it’s a desire or something to hide about herself. And I’m not so cliché like some who write the typical, like the girl wants to has a body of a model that likes to drink, party, and fuck all the time. My female characters have some demons, whether they have a dark desire, good/bad intentions, or a damn good secret.

Did you always know you wanted to be a writer?
My first passion was wanting to be a radio disc jockey when I was in my early twenties, but as time moved on, my passion changed one night in July 2010. In fact, there were other things that made me return into writing. 

I gave up writing in 1997 to follow another passion, but returned to it in August 2010. My father, six months before reminded me how I used to write screenplays when I was young, and how I gave it up. I discarded it, at first, but then I stumbled to an erotic story on a story submission site – Lush Stories, and read the dialogue that made me think it was porn-no-plot. The story was great in the beginning, but the phrase told me otherwise it was garbage, and that was when I decided to write. I wanted to prove that a man, as an erotic writer, can write without being so derogatory to the women. Since then, I’ve always followed that method.

What makes your book so different from all the books out there?
I’ve read some erotic stories that add way too much fluff and fillers, before putting out the sex scene. If your intention is to write erotic stories or erotic romance, skip through the bullshit of fluffs and fillers; turn your readers on, don’t bore them. This is one huge philosophy I keep when I write erotic stories. I want my stories to have a plot – a purpose, but I’m not going to beat around the bush, since my intent for the story is to be erotic. I’ve read some that were written well, but boring. I don’t want to be like those authors; it’s not me.

While I’ve read stories that were too cliché, like chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, and whips and chains, I want all my characters to be the opposite. My story Love Out Of Lust is more on the grittier side of erotic romance. There’s love, but the two have issues – past demons. I want people to relate with the issues, while giving them a fantasy to escape to.

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Don’t be afraid to be different. Be yourself, and don’t ever give up what you’re aspired to do. You never know what you can make of yourself. Life’s too short to be doubtful. Just remember that your talent to entertain is a gift; don’t squander it.

About Ray Sostre:
New York born, East Coast raised, and West Coast bound
Writing erotica happened by accident in the summer of 2010. That same year, he established a story submission site – AfterDark Online, a place where people are free to publish erotic stories.

He lives in Nevada with his long-time girlfriend, is an avid listener of electronica, and enjoys writing and publishing articles. He jokes: “I’m always looking for writing material.”

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the review. I'm glad this story was arousing, and I do hope that you read the entire series. I can't wait to debut part five to the series.