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Hi. I’m Opal Carew and I write erotic romance for St. Martin’s Press.
I’ve been writing since 1993, though originally I wrote as Elizabeth Carew (there are a few stories floating around out there in small press publications, some romance and some speculative fiction) and in 2004, I published my first work as Elizabeth Batten-Carew (with New Concepts Publishing).
As Elizabeth Batten-Carew I write futuristic, urban fantasy, science fiction, paranormal and contemporary. These stories are set in the present, future, or alternate realities and most of my stories are steamy. As Opal Carew, I write erotic romances which always have a happy ending. I tend to be quirky, or edgy, or sometimes totally heart-rending. Depends on my mood.
So why do I like writing erotic romance? I like being able to push beyond traditional boundaries. I like dealing with a woman who is growing and evolving – questioning her sexual boundaries and pushing past them. I have been writing stories that involve multiple characters and it’s fascinating to work with the interactions between them. What fun to write a heroine choosing between two equally appealing heroes? My current project involves a group of several people who interact sexually and I find the scenario an enjoyable challenge.
I try to keep my characters real. I like to have a heroine with whom the reader can empathize. These aren’t women who just jump into bed with anyone. They find themselves in an unusual situation – something exciting and erotic – but a situation where they have to push themselves beyond their comfort level. As a result, they grow as a person. So often fear holds us back – of what others will think of us, of what we will think about ourselves – and we don’t follow our hearts. These women push past that fear.
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