“WARNING: DARK THEMES, EXPLICIT CONTENT”
Mara Cantor’s life is boring and uncomplicated, and she likes it that way. She has her internship at the museum—a job she shares with her roommate, Davis—and while it is low-paying and occasionally mind-numbing, it gives her all the free time she needs to finish her thesis. And that is just fine.
But when Argent Leeds, the internationally famous playboy and raconteur, visits Mara’s museum, he brings with him the most exciting archeological discovery in decades: the Pazuzu gemstones. Long assumed to be nothing more than a myth by most scholars, the gemstones are rumored to possess mystical powers.
Between Argent, his gemstones, and Davis, Mara’s boring life has suddenly gotten very complicated. Now she is caught up in a sexual adventure that is either the most exciting time of her life . . . or the most terrifying.
G. Doucette’s explanation for crossing Genre’s
It sort of began as a dare. A few years ago I was corresponding with an old friend who also happened to write erotica. She was having trouble getting through her latest book, and I was between books, so I suggested we trade chapters. That is, I’d write something for feedback from her and she’d write something for feedback from me, and maybe she could finish her book and I could figure out how to write a sex scene.
I mean, I did know how to write a sex scene, but I wasn’t exactly impressed with myself. The first sex scene I ever wrote was the one in Immortal, and while it’s a good fit for the book it’s also sort of tame, and I had no idea if I could write something more explicit if I ever needed to. I kind of hated the idea that there might be a type of writing out there I couldn’t do well if a story called for it.
So after about two weeks of trading chapters, I had a novella that ran about 15,000 words and a decent idea of what I could do if I ever wanted to write a more graphic sex scene. (Did my friend finish her book? I actually can’t remember. I may be an awful friend.) I called the novella Sapphire Blue, put it in a drawer and forgot about it until about a year ago, when I decided to show it to my publisher. They suggested I expand it into a full novel, and here we are.
About the Author:
Gene Doucette is an award-winning screenwriter, novelist, playwright, humorist, essayist, father, husband, cyclist, dog owner – and a few other things, too. He is, in other words, a writer. A graduate of Boston College, he lives in Cambridge, MA with his family.
Sapphire Blue is Doucette’s first foray into the erotica genre, and will be available for purchase in both paperback and e-book formats on February 27, 2014.
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