DAMN, THAT'S HOT EROTICA 4 - Fun and interesting interview with Meg Amor!
DAMN, THAT’S HOT EROTICA 4 FEATURED AUTHOR — MEG AMOR
Thanks to John Tucker for organizing this event and asking such damn good questions! :)
We’re gearing up for the Damn, That’s Hot Erotica 4 event on Facebook from January 11th to the 17thwith this series of Provocative Interviews with every participating author. In these blog posts you’ll learn about the writers, their naughty offerings, and read their responses to offbeat questions that display their wit, outrageousness, and the sexy imagination that befits a person who deals with the steamier side of Literature.
Meg Amor is a multi-published contemporary author and has always believed in love and romance. She writes deep, sensual, romance stories about heartfelt connections and deep soul relationships. Meg feels that passionate sex, as well as her characters inner workings–their vulnerabilities, emotions, and thoughts–are what make a love story exciting and real. She loves to write sensual, erotic romance, with committed poly, and gay male/male relationships.
Meg hand-wrote and “published” her first book when she was eleven about her parent’s separation. Constantly told as a child she had a vivid and (over) active imagination, the dawn of the computer era meant she could now take dictation at speed from the interesting characters galloping around her head.
She grew up in New Zealand, and temporarily lives in California with her American fur children: Leo Ray Jr., and Mr. Beaumont, the Ginger Ninjas. Her heart and soul are split between her American home state of Hawai’i in Kona on the Big Island, and the sultry, steamy Southern city of New Orleans. Nearly all her books are set in Hawai’i or New Orleans, along with snatches of New Zealand for good luck.
Meg’s a gypsy at heart and loves to travel all over the world. She has a love of open cockpit biplanes and the gentle waft into the air from a grass strip. Given a choice, she’d eat out most nights. Fine dining, French, Fusion, Afghani, and Burmese food are some of her all-time favorites. But her favorite junk food is New Zealand fish and chips cooked in pure fat. Never one to do things by halves, she believes in the motto “Amor Vincet Omnia”–Love Conquers All.
THE Q & A
Which one of your fictional characters would you like to do the nasty with?
MA — Um, all of them. :-D But in particular, Henry and Charlie from Henry and Isolde. If I could roll those men into one body, it would be perfect. Or maybe I’d just like both of them. There’s a reason I wrote m/m/f, after all. Although, I have to admit, I haven’t explored that one too deeply within my own psyche. LOL. Henry is slow and smoldering. Charlie has a raw sexuality which oozes off the page. I want both.
Who’s your most exciting character and who would play them in the movie?
MA — I think Charlie is, in Henry and Isolde. He’s got serious raunchiness and sensuality to him. His personality is larger than life. I can see Benjamin Bratt as my Charlie. Next up, Danny Lucerno Jr. in Hawaiian Orchid. Willy Cartier the incredibly sensuous, sexy, sultry French/Vietnamese/Senegalese model and artist is Danny to a T. Smoldering!! Good lord, that man…
Which Naughty Historical/Literary Person/Character would you most like to have dinner with?
MA — I think Oscar Wilde. He was one of the great eccentrics who I always admire enormously. He once walked a lobster down the street on a leash. I mean… you can’t make that stuff up. He was wildly free in many ways and that is hugely appealing to me. Also James Baldwin, who was a very sensuous man and saw our sexuality as very fluid. He had the most incredible brain on him and was a deep and thoughtful thinker, emotionally very intelligent and that’s so rare but so sexy and sensuous.
A great erotica novel must have what three things?
MA — Deep sensuality and smoldering heat. Vulnerability and emotions that are shared and exposed between the characters. And um, not sure on the third one. But a good story line goes without saying. I like all aspects of a romance. I want to see not just the good sex between them but the emotions and story that are part of their life and relationship.
Who’s Your Favorite Porn Star and Why?
MA — I call him Javonne but I think I have the name wrong. LOL. He’s a gay porn star and he always looks like he’s having a good time. That’s why he appeals to me so much. He genuinely looks like he’s enjoying himself, giggling and smiling, talking softly. Whereas the majority of actors always look like they’re doing their grocery list in their minds. Or they’re at a coffee morning. :-) It’s not sensuous or steamy. It’s just boring.
What genre of erotica are you most hesitant to write about and why?
MA — BDSM. Because I don’t enjoy it personally and it’s very hard for me to write about something that doesn’t interest me. I also know from a good friend who’s into the scene that it has many psychological layers to it and I’m not sure I’d get it right.
What is the least favorite word you’ve seen in Erotica and why?
MA — My choice would be Cunt. It’s possibly cultural for me because I’m a New Zealander. But that word is not a sexy word in my country. It’s the mother of all swear words. And I have to be at flashpoint to use it. I’d never use it to describe female genitalia. It’s offensive to women and derogatory. It’s ugly.
What couple gets your vote for having the sexiest love scene in a movie and why?
MA — The shower scene in How Stella Got Her Groove Back. It was slow and sensuous. I could feel the heat from them and the passion. It was gorgeous.
Where is one place you would never consider having sex at and why?
MA — Er, not sure there’s really anywhere I’d say no to. Maybe an abattoir but you wouldn’t get me in one to start with, so might be redundant. The thought of what went on there and the smell would turn me off in a heartbeat. Otherwise, all bets are off on places.
On an average day you would most likely be wearing cotton panties, a thong, or going commando?
MA — Black lace or sheer panties, or nothing.
Beau Toyama, a “mixed plate” Hawaiian/Japanese/Tahitian man, is a flight instructor on the Big Island of Hawai’i. He’s a lovely, gentle, shy soul from a dysfunctional island. One day his wife Mikey said, “I love you, babe, but this isn’t working. I need a good man…” She’d paused. “And so do you.”
Matt Quintal, a New Zealand painter with a Norfolk Island and Maori background, has been living the “gay scene” in LA and knows it’s a crock. Needing to escape, his Polynesian soul is drawn back to the Pacific. He visits his sister Rach in Kona on the Big Island, where his spirit connects.
When Matt’s heart is drawn to the sound of a biplane’s radial engines flying overhead, his life is about to change. There’s an instant soul connection and heat between Beau and Matt. Unbeknownst to them, the spirit of Beau’s mom, Tehani, has guided Matt home to Beau.
Beau and Matt need to work together to overcome family dysfunction and abuse. Can they reveal their deep emotional vulnerabilities to find redemption and healing? What they both want is a loving relationship. But they must allow their hearts and souls to open before they can love and trust again.
Kulani Mahikoa is “The Orchid,” a young, insecure, pro surfer from a rough background on the Big Island of Hawai’i. He’s Beau Toyama’s cousin from Hawaiian Leiand a healer with a heart as deep as the ocean he’s part of. Like many of the great Hawaiians, Kulani epitomizes the spirit of aloha and love. Kulani’s healing his own wounds, and “The Lost Boys”–young, homeless abandoned and abused gay boys he cares for.
He meets the lone and lonely New Zealand widower, Rob Masterson–a wounded psychologist who’s trying to come to terms with his husband’s death. When he died, they were separated but still living together. Rob needs to reconcile all the pieces of guilt and love to heal before he can fall in love again.
The age difference raises one barrier, and besides that, Kulani has more layers than Rob–with his own New Zealand heritage and tangled knot of emotion–ever bargained for. Traveling between the South Sea Islands of beautiful New Zealand and the exotic Hawaiian Islands, they forge a bond–two wounded men find a home for their shrapnel-laced souls.
New Orleans, city of soul, is home to the first of the new Troika Trilogy series ~ Henry and Isolde, a steamy, deeply sensuous love story.
A coming of age romance about three friends, Charlie, Henry and Izzy who become three lovers, across three lifetimes.
Henry Bovary, an older black musician and house restorer feels his life is nearing its end—until he takes on the restoration of Izzy and Brett’s big old grande dame of a house in the New Orleans Garden District. What he’s not counting on is walking in the door and falling in love with the much younger, exuberant Izzy. She touches his arm and part of him that has been missing his whole life gets plugged back into the life-force, and clicks into being. In his fantasies, he whisks her away to a life with him, crashing back to earth with the realization he’s her employee, an old man, and a black man in the South for God’s sake.
Izzy Buchanan is a passionate, outspoken, New Zealander, with wild red curls to match her personality but she’s also lonely and isolated in her life. She and Brett are mates, but not much else—they’ve missed the boat emotionally and physically in their marriage. Some mysterious force draws Izzy to New Orleans, though, and the house. Despite the house being gutted and a hardware stores wet dream, she knows it’s right when she walks in the door. What she doesn’t bargain for is the instance connection to Henry when he turns up to inspect it—she feels like she knows him.
Their friendship turns into a steamy, passionate relationship when Izzy seduces Henry in the secret garden he’s built for her. His life goes from fifty shades of beige to a rainbow of textures, sights and sounds, but most of all—feelings he’s allowed to have. As their love grows, and inhibitions die, Henry comes into his sexuality for the first time in his life. The deep friendship, love and breathtaking romance revitalizes Henry’s old bones. But will he be able to keep up with this achingly beautiful, younger woman? And will she leave her husband?