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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday Spotlight: Shara Azod

I think the most sexual adventurous people in world would be academics. People like professors and librarians, philosophers or scientists. They tend to be free thinkers, not all of them, but a lot just practice the philosophy that there is nothing particularly wrong with letting your freak flag fly so to speak . I worked in academia and I was always fascinated how open and honest a lot of people were about who they were and what they were into. It wasn’t even like bragging or being gross, just matter-of-fact admission and embracing of their inner freaks.

I realize that may be grossly over simplifying. I know that I learned a lot working in a world where there were fewer absolutes and questions were a good thing. It helped me grow a lot and accept people for who they are, not judge them by any kind of preconceived notions I might’ve had. Life would be so much easier if we all learned to accept others as is. As long as consenting adults are not hurting one another or others, why judge it? If you don’t like it you don’t have to live it or read it.

I think that may be why you see a lot of academic types in erotic romance. It is not so far outside the box to think of these types of people having a really passionate love life. When I was asked to write for Beautiful Trouble Publishing in the Laurea Library Series I jumped at the chance.

Ambushed is a story about a librarian who in effectively ambushed by her high school crush. It could have easily been a sweet romance, but I don’t think a librarian would really appreciate something too sweet. I think they would want steamy, hot, titillating.


Serenity King said...

Hi, Shara! Another great post. Ambushed was an awesome read. I too try not to judge people. I guess that is why a lot of people are so open with me...because he or she knows that I am not there to judge.

You made a good point about academia and erotica. I'm a psychology major and love letting my inner freak show LOL. Hence my love for erotica.


WC said...

Hi Shara enjoyed the post. I'm with Serenity I do not judge either. People are just as open with me. My mother in law who was a teacher for 25 years, retired now chose to share some very intimate info with me, that shocked me. If you knew her you would have been too.