Fantasy, a mental image, wondrous fancies, an imagined or conjured up sequence fulfilling a psychological need; daydream. This is what fantasy is according to Dictionary.com.
I have often been accused of living in a fantasy world—and I admit it, I do flit from one fantasy to the next. It might be that I have a maid to clean up my entire house for me, or that I have a dozen half naked, perfectly sculpted hunks pampering me with grapes, massages and whatever else I desire.
Living in a near dream state off and on throughout the day is perfect for me. Why? Because I’m an author of romance and erotic romance. The things I daydream about in my mind often make it onto paper and then into the hands of readers. I hope to take you away and into a fantasy world, where you too can be pampered by a hot hero. Or maybe you’re a feisty heroine in need of an adventure? You can be whoever you want, do whatever you want in a book.
Now that’s not to say your own life isn’t good enough. Fantasy is healthy, and those who say it isn’t are party poopers. I’m the mother of three young children, and a dog who drives me nuts. I have fun, I love my family and I love what I do, BUT I also love those nights where I curl up and escape inside a dream world.
That’s what reading is all about—escape, fantasy, even if it’s only for five minutes at a time. When I’m writing a story I try very hard to make the scenes and characters pop. I want the reader to feel like they are in the story, part of it, living it.
When I wrote my Highland Jewel series, my biggest focus was to write a fantasy that the reader could connect with and vividly see, hear, feel all that went on within the three stories. From what reviewers have said, that’s exactly what you’ll get from Warrior In A Box, Lady In A Box and Love In A Box. A steaming hot fantasy come to life. Who hasn’t daydreamed about a Highland warrior in a kilt coming to the future to sweep you off your feet, or you yourself landing in the bed of a warrior in the 17th century? I know I have and quite often! Those men in kilts, with their strong thighs, and ripped abs tantalize us with what lays beneath. Ahh…sigh…
Now that you know what my fantasy’s are, tell me a little about yours.
Eliza Knight is the best-selling author of erotic Highlander time travel romance and historical romance with The Wild Rose Press. She is the author of the award-winning blog, History Undressed. Visit Eliza at www.elizaknight.com or www.historyundressed.blogspot.com