Have a very merry, and tolerant, holiday season!
Hi! I’m Sharie Silva. Thanks Romance Junkies for letting me blog today.
One of the great things about this world is the varying ways people celebrate this holiday season. It saddens me when people nitpick the wording used or when they discount someone else’s traditions. It’s enough for me to know that we are all enjoying our families and faiths in our own way. I find it hard to believe that tolerance is in such short supply. It really is no one’s business how I celebrate Christmas, ya know?
Sex is similar in that everyone has their own preferences and taboos. What we, as an individual, are uncomfortable with might be the norm for someone else. Again, it’s none of my business how other people enjoy sex and it’s none of theirs how I enjoy mine.
I bring this up because I write erotic fiction. My short holiday story, Paper Chains, is an erotica which includes BDSM. I realize some people would be appalled at that. I respect their choice not to read it. In truth, I have family who fit into that category and so Sharie Silva is my pseudonym in an effort to make their lives more comfortable. I write plenty of fiction they can enjoy but I’m not about to let their reservations prevent me from writing sexy stuff. Just as I’m not about to let someone tell me how to celebrate my Christmas season.
I guess my wish for this world would be the gift of tolerance. However you choose to celebrate this time of year, I wish you the warmest of holidays, filled with lots of wonderful memories and good food.
If you’re interested in Paper Chains, check it out on the Eternal Press website. Here’s a direct link: http://www.eternalpress.ca/paperchains.html
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Merry Christmas to all RJ staff and authors and fans across the world … Peace, love and happiness to all from Rita in South Africa *mwah*
As for writing erotic fiction, you are filling a piece of the market (just look at the sales numbers) and there is nothing to apologize for. Writing is a gift and your creativity and expression is certainly a gift that you give to your readers in this holiday season and all year round. Keep writing and keep entertaining.
Have a terrific holiday!