I've been writing short stories since first grade. Beginning in college, I wrote four full-length novels, coming-of-age, literary fiction and a police procedural among them, yet none of my writing had explicit sex. Then in 2014, I began writing four books, featuring male escorts for women. Being that each book features a different male escort and his experiences, it's fair to say they all have explicit sex, a lot in fact. Just how did I start writing about male escorts for women?
It first began with a challenge to myself, I wanted to write a book with no holds barred. I've written about relationships, of course. My police procedural focused around a married couple, but I never felt the need to get too detailed about the sex. I thought, I should explore sexual fantasies! It would be a lark! And then, I happened upon a show called, Gigolo's on Showtime.It is a reality show that follows the adventures of Cowboys For Angels , an actual male escort service for women.The guys on the show and their banter was a turn off, but it definitely raised my eyebrows.
Men are known to use escorts, but would women do that?I had no idea that there were escorts for women. We all know men use them, the old Bunny Ranch, but women? Would we do that? Why the hell not? A hot guy for the night that knows exactly how to touch a woman? Yes, please.
I furthered my research and found countless articles about women that have used these type of services. In some countries outside of the U.S., this activity doesn't have to be 'hidden'. Some hired them to be a date for the evening, deciding in the end not to 'go all the way' and some took it as far as it was intended. It has picked up a little momentum too.
After several months, I had quite a bit of information, not only on what kind of women were using these services, but why and how. I even found out that I could hire a cowboy right here in Kentucky. I thought, I could always say it was for research! Now while I didn't take it that far (yet), it was interesting to know that I could.
The research I did also helped me understand how the legality of such an activity in the United States might be circumvented. After all, the owner of Desert Pleasures, Alicia Porter, has several businesses. She wouldn't do anything that might put herself, her clients or her escorts in legal trouble.
So, I had my 'Madam' and I began my series with, Losing Grip, which focused on Kristine Platt—the 'customer' of escort Nic Adair. It also gave me the opportunity to introduce Alicia Porter and demonstrate how she might find her 'exclusive' clients. I was off and running.
It turns out that writing about explicit sex is a lot of fun.When I wrote, Good At It, about the very popular escort, James Day, I got to write sex scenes with several different women. It was fun writing about different body types, sexual preferences and motivations. I have to admit, I had so much fun, I just kept going. I decided to write about Alicia's youngest escort, Mannie Romero, Jr., in Imperfect. Then I decided to write about a dominant, after all some women have those Fifty Shades fantasies going on! Hollywood Giant opened up a totally new world to me, something that was different and running the gamut of emotion.I got to write about many different sexual encounters, not just the same couple on repeat. I dove in, I assure you.
I got to write about many different sexual encounters, not just the same couple on repeat.My next book will feature Alicia Porter's story. Just how did an intelligent, beautiful, hard-working business woman end up with her own escort service? The possibilities of the series are endless. I can create as many or as few escorts as I want. My customers can be just about anyone, motivated by anything.
At first, I didn't know where these naughty books would fall into place with my other works, so I created the pen name, Zoe Blackwood. I'm glad I did, and I'm continuing to write about my escorts. When you are having so much fun writing that you can't bear the thought of stopping, you know you're onto something. After all, we are selfish, we writers. We expect to have a damn good time!
Have you written anything you never imagined you would? What inspires your stories?
I write about: love, fantasy, hate, vampires, jealousy, lust, supernatural, murder, deceit, attraction. And sex.
I write what I like.