Author Spotlight: Cameron Dane
2008, 2010 & 2011 CAPA nominee for Favorite Erotic Author
|Anyone who has ventured into the world of erotica gets sucked in and never turns back.
My favorite erotica story of all time is Fallen by Cameron Dane. Here’s a blurb:
Dane is by far one of my favorite erotica authors. I’ve spent many nights staying up much later than I should with Dane’s amazing books. Her erotic romances stand out above others because of the amazing character stories. You immediately feel for and fall in love with Dane’s characters, and can’t help put become addicted to these books.
Dane’s Hawkins Ranch/Quinten, Montana series is my favorite. The Hawkins brothers are Naverto demons and start a ranch in Quinten, Montana to try and live a normal life. Each book in the series is about a different Hawkins brother or a member of their ranch and their quest for romance. The characters are complex and amazing, and the sex scenes are off the charts! If you enjoy erotica, I highly recommend this series.
Dane’s m/m stories are my favorites. M/M stories are my guilty pleasure, and I just can’t get enough!
I’ve read dozens of m/m stories by different authors, and none compare to hers. The relationships are realistic and not forced, like most m/m stories I’ve read. They’re genuine, pull you in, and you can’t help but devour these books.
For any erotica junkie out there, check out Cameron Dane’s books at www.camerondane.com.
Click here to check me out in my Hawkins Ranch tshirt! I’m Monica from New York : )
Cameron Dane was nice enough to do an interview to go along with this post. Being able to interview one of my favorite authors was a definite highlight in my blogging career! Dane is so sweet, and an all around awesome person.
Any reader that loves erotica or authors that writes erotica, you need to read this interview!
Hope you enjoy this interview with Cameron Dane!
|Obscured Vixen: How long have you been writing?
Cameron Dane: Oh, for a lot of years. I always loved writing assignments when I was a kid. Yep, that geek in the corner of the classroom was me. I’ve been dabbling with writing romance novels for probably close to twenty years. Back then I wasn’t writing every day, though; I would just tackle a story when it felt like inspiration hit me. I got serious about writing about eight or nine years ago. Then about five years ago I buckled down and went full throttle, balls to the wall (so to speak) and set myself a one year goal to have a contract to show for all of the hard work I’d been putting into this thing I loved so much. I met that goal with a month to spare when Loose Id offered me a contract for Falling.
OV: What made you want to start writing erotic romance?
OV: Your stories are a mixture of paranormal and non-paranormal stories. Which do you prefer to write?
OV: You write all types of erotic stories: M/F; M/M; menage. Which is the most fun to write?
OV: Have you ever written a scene, reread it, and thought, “Wow. That was perfect.” Something that was an unexpected surprise?
Scenes that stick out for me in each book and make me happy when I go back and read them… In Falling when Cain tells Luke he loves him always gets to me when I reread it; When Connor tells Cassie how deeply he loves her in Demon Moon feels good when I read it; in ReneCade, I like the first time Cade and Ren kiss on the side of the road, and I like how Cade is with his puppy Crash; I pretty much love everything Mack says in Quick to the Hunt (and although it wasn’t meant to be, I would have adored if Mack could have met Hunter and they could have talked); in Ride I like how hard Duke fights his feelings for this younger woman, and how he succumbs to her the first time they kiss; I also loved the scenes I got to write in Risa’s POV when she’s riding a bull; there is a moment in A Fostered Love, where Jonah is vulnerable and standing by the front door, and Christian can see it and runs straight into his arms — I like that bit quite a lot; for some reason it hits me in the gut when I read it; in Becoming Three I love the first time Jace and Sarah have sex, and then I love the moment where Sarah presses Jasper and he admits to admiring and having feelings for Jace, as well as once feeling an attraction to Caleb; and finally I like when Jace and Jasper are still working out their feelings for each other and Sarah, and because of that the two men each try to stake claims on this woman they both want and have a heated discussion about it one morning; I really love the kitchen scene at the end of Grey’s Awakening; in The Sweetest Tattoo I like how gentle John is when he takes care of Kelsie’s sunburn; when Adam comforts Rhone through his bedroom door in Finding Home makes me smile, and then in Saying I Do right at the start when Adam asks Rhone to marry him makes me happy; I get misty over the emails Marek sends to Colin in Dreaming in Color; in A Perfect Storm Rising I like when Lucien thinks he’s revealed too much, and he’s vulnerable, and to hide it he has Sophie do something sexually aggressive to him; In Aidan & Ethan I like the first flashback to when they officially meet as teenage boys, when Ethan sees Aidan in a tough situation and not only come to his aid but offers him a chance at friendship; for Devlin & Garrick I get hot flashes the final time the two men have sex in the flashback scenes in the motel room, before Devlin has to leave San Francisco; I still get tingles the first time Jake takes Caleb, exposing such raw vulnerability in each of them, in Knowing Caleb; I love the absolute openness of Nate in Breaking Logan’s Laws when he starts to crack and show Logan how much he cares by giving Logan the therapy pillow he’d purchased for Logan so long ago; I still smile when Kasey gets Canin over the hood of a car and pleasures him in a sex club parking lot in The Ultimate Kink; in Something New I really like the moment where Rodrigo cracks a bit and opens up to this new father he’s only recently learned existed, and I like when Abby is able to confront the murderer of her parents, and I love the two scenes that show how much Braden still loves and values his previous boyfriend Ben even though their relationship didn’t work out.
Actually, what Something New became was the biggest unexpected surprise of any story for me. When I first introduced Abby and Rodrigo in A Fostered Love I thought they’d be a duo. But then Braden showed up, and he looked at them both with such heat I immediately realized they were supposed to be a threesome. Then, up to the point of writing the first words of Something New, I thought there would be a completely different plot. I’d written down some notes about what I’d thought was Abby’s history, and I thought I had a pretty good idea of how her story would unfold. Then, literally with the first words of the prologue I typed, I saw an entirely different childhood for Abby and a completely new story started coming out with each word I typed. That was surreal, but I just went with it, and by the end I had the story that became Something New.Which of your stories are you most proud of?
But I think if I had to choose one book that still gets me in the gut, even when I just think about it, it would be Quick to the Hunt. The subject matter was dark and intense and stayed with me for a very long time after finishing the book. I still think about Alex and Hunter, but most particularly Hunter. I could so feel Hunter’s pain and struggle in my head and heart, and I didn’t want to minimize it or make it feel trivial. I still think about and wonder if I successfully conveyed everything he lived through fighting in two wars, as well as the emotional and psychological toll it took on him in the aftermath as he tried to assimilate back into a normal life. I hope I did, but I don’t know for sure.
OV: Have you written any stories or scenes based on personal experiences, or things you would like to experience?
OV: Have you had any issues with publishes or editors trying to censor your work?
OV: What genres do you enjoy reading?
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