Meet a Monster Erotica Author – Interview with Amanda Clover

On #MonsterMonday, this blog features interviews with the people who write and publish monster erotica. Why Is Monster Erotica So Popular? Well, we know! Today’s author is Amanda Clover.

interviewTell me about your stories and the monsters they feature!
When it comes to monsters, the whole bestiary is open. I’ve used werewolves, werebears, unicorns, demons, goblins, orcs, trolls, beastmen, slimes, vampires, and I could go on, but I think you get the idea. I’m not tuned into any particular monster, I just enjoy the genre.

My biggest monsters series is my ongoing Princess to Pleasure Slave series. Each story is standalone but set within the same fantasy world, so there are elements and even characters that sometimes carry over, but you can pick up any monster that intrigues you and start there. The protagonist of every story is a different young princess, sometimes innocent, sometimes tough, who finds herself in a situation where she has sex with a monster. Some of these situations are darker, with a truly monstrous creature, but others are romantic or even funny.

I have also written some choose your own adventure style erotica and a couple of these have centered on monster sex. Escape the Monster Breeding Grounds presents many different paths as the reader guides a princess through a dangerous forest where she will encounter everything from trolls to demons and werewolves. There is an element of danger as well as some twists and turns where the reader can choose to make some of the monsters allies of the princess or even join their culture.

Another monster-centric choose your own adventure story is Your Naughty Playmate 2 – Succubus Fantasy, which offers the POV of a modern day man who discovers a spell to summon a succubus. This one is simpler than Escape the Monster Breeding Grounds, but there are still a lot of possibilities and I tried to make the sex seem very interactive.

What do you like to call your category? “Monster erotica”, “beast porn”, something else?
Monster erotica is what springs to mind. Either that or, “that stuff I write.”

If there was no such category as monster erotica, what would you call your work?
Bodice gnawers.

Why do you write and read monster erotica? What’s the appeal?
The appeal is the power dynamic of sex with something dangerous coupled with the ickiness, that taboo that it is sex with something inhuman. I adjust those aspects depending on what sort of erotica I am writing. Sometimes I will write a goo-spattered fuck fest that might appeal to men as much as women. Sometimes it starts out rough, but becomes tender as the monster and maiden see the good sides of each other and communicate through their lust. Yes, a woman can fall in love with an orc. Sometimes I want to write the closest thing I can to taboos. Shifters and centaurs in particular get into that territory. Just “wrong” enough to really get the reader’s attention.

Favorite sexy beast?
The favorite of readers seems to be orcs. They’re a well-defined fantasy creature that has appeared a lot in recent pop culture. They’re less bestial than many other monsters and, importantly, they can talk and allow you to tell a story in a familiar way.

Orcs are fun, but not quite my personal favorite. I’d have to go with something really weird like an insect monster or something. I have to research it to make it seem believable. Maybe add a twist that will surprise the reader. Because it is unfamiliar, it gives me a lot more freedom and the alien nature of it can make for an erotic horror angle. 50 Shades of Cronenberg.

What else do you write?
I write plenty of vanilla erotica with a little kink thrown in. Maybe it’s about a guy who likes bareback sex and won’t pull out or a woman who uses her good looks to get ahead as a reporter. I’ve written a lot of lesbian erotica, usually with an emphasis on older women and younger women relationships. I’ve written some cuckolding erotica. I just dipped my toe into the micro-genre of super heroine peril and I have a short series and another choose your own adventure planned with that. There seem to be a couple of very good, prolific writers doing heroine peril, but not a lot of variety. I think I can tell some fun stories about the friendships of women super heroes while still giving the “peril” that the readers want.

Kiss/kill/marry: Bigfoot, a Grey alien, the Loch Ness Monster
I’m going to have to kill the Loch Ness Monster. No one would believe he was real if I didn’t haul him in to the fishery and pose next to him.

I’ll kiss bigfoot. He seems like one night stand sort of material. A big, strong mountain man, but I bet he has the worst breath when he gets up in the morning. So maybe not kissing, just sex.

The grey alien gets to put a ring on it. He seems like he would be really creative in bed. Lots of mechanical arms and little spinning energy toys. Plus, you know he is rich with that UFO. If he wants to get experimental, I am GGG.

What’s the best writing advice you ever heard?
The old cliché of “write all the time.” If you’re not writing, you’re not getting better. Learn the fundamentals and then forget most of them. Do it your way or there is no point in doing it at all. Don’t listen to platitudes. Like mine.

Anything else you’d like to say?
Thanks for the chance to talk about my erotica. I spend so much time writing that I often feel like I’m not really fitting into the larger community, but I really enjoy and respect my fellow writers. There are some very talented, very dirty people out there. I’d love to collaborate with some of them or participate in an anthology or something.

About the Author

Amanda Clover spends her days staring off into space in an office, imagining minotaurs fucking elves, and her nights staying up way too late writing smut. She has written 49 naughty stories to date and is currently working on her Princess to Pleasure Slave series and several other steamy projects. If you would like to keep track of what she is writing or just yell at her about something you can can follow her on twitter at @amandasmut.

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