Cynthia Sax writes some very racy, fun books and her latest, Breaking All the Rules recently received a starred review from Library Journal...HOTT! Cynthia stopped by to share some of her thoughts on her heroines with us....
Camille, the heroine of Breaking All The Rules isn’t your typical erotic romance heroine. She has green hair, multiple piercings, tattoos and she certainly isn’t submitting to anyone, not even to Nathan Lawford, Blaine Technologies’ hunky yet uptight, rule-drafting CFO.
As Library Journal shares, “Hot, darkly funny, and slightly crass, Sax’s novella stands out for its excellent character development and refreshingly different female protagonist. Camille is brassy, unprofessional, and far from perfect, but her eccentricities create a nevertheless likable figure who feels more relatable, more real than many of the “cookie cutter” female characters in erotica, who are sugary sweet with no discernible flaws or problematic coping mechanisms.”
None of my heroines are perfect. They are all flawed because I think ALL women deserve happy ever afters. We don’t have to be perfect or classically beautiful or supermodel skinny. We can dress in faded frayed suits, listen to extremely vulgar hip hop music, leave for three hour breaks in the middle of a work day.
And we can express our sexual selves. We can be a little freaky in the bedroom (or on the boardroom table or in the elevator) and still be worthy of lasting love. My heroines (and, in Nate’s case, my hero) often struggle with the perception of who society thinks they should be (a ‘good’ person) versus what makes them unique and truly happy. This exploration is one of the reasons I love writing and reading erotic romance. Everyone has an intimate secret that we worry other people won’t accept.
This is also why I think erotic romance belongs in libraries. Librarians are trusted to recommend stories that make a difference. Assisting a patron to embrace his or her sexual self changes lives.
Thank you, Cynthia! Be sure to snag a copy for yourself (winky, winky).