N’awlins Exotica: Taking Erotica to Another Level
With all authors, I believe they have a favorite book or series that has a special place in their hearts. Not saying I don’t love all my books but the N’awlins series is definitely one of the highlights of my short writing career.
In this series, I’m tapping into taboos while taking readers through the lovely city of New Orleans. Why NOLA? Well, I adore the city, its rich tradition, the diversity, and the architecture is very inspiring. I’ve visited New Orleans three times and I’m on my way back in two weeks! Why you ask? Because every time I travel to Louisiana I get a little bit more inspiration. And if you’re an author, you know about the muses; when they hit, you have to take advantage.
Last February, I went to Mardi Gras to enjoy the festivities of the one of the biggest celebrations in the world. We attended several parades, gathered plenty of beads, but more importantly for me, I found more things to inspire future stories.
During my trip, the first book, I Like ‘Em Pretty was in edits. So much of what I’d wanted to write was already in the story. However, for this next book, I Love it Rough and those thereafter I plan to hash out more of what I observed, showing you the beautiful place that inspired my series.
Of course, the back drop, the N’awlins Exotica Entertainment complex is not real but it’s a place in my head that seems to fit the character of New Orleans. Everyone’s heard the stories of NOLA. You can drink on the streets; people are a lot more loose and free et cetera. Then there’s the food, the big party atmosphere that happens all throughout the year, not just around Mardi Gras. New Orleans has so much to offer to its residents and tourists and I hope as I get deeper into this series, I want to bring more of that out in the collection.
Besides that, there’s a sexy undertone to New Orleans. The music, culture, the art is what keeps people coming back. Seemingly artists who want to be inspired flock to New Orleans to find something to write, paint, and or sing about. For me it’s the raw sexuality coupled by the gritty reality that is New Orleans. No kind of crime and or violence is sexy but it unfortunately it happens in the Big Easy just as in any other large city. Despite this, N’awlins still holds its charm and people aren’t scared away.
On the other side, there’s also plenty of magic and fascination with the paranormal. As you may or may not know, stories of vampires and witches rule this town with many of its inhabitants convinced of some of the old tales that many haven’t believed. In N’awlins Exoitica Paranormal, I tap into that as well with my twins Ryland and Ryder, 300 year old vampires who are trying to survive in the modern world. At this point all they have is each other but in this latest book, they join the cast of N’awlins Exotica. This means a twist! *grins*
During this series, I hope to entertain readers with some erotic romance and the gritty reality that is New Orleans. By splicing in a little bit about the traditions, the atmosphere, as well as the magic, I’m aiming to paint a picture that makes people who haven’t traveled there, curious about the city of NOLA.
In my view there’s something sexy about New Orleans. Perhaps it’s the underlying seediness, the magic, or maybe the stories that keep me going back. In the N’awlins Exotica series, I’m hoping to show you what inspires and draws me to the city called the Big Easy.
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Overall Series Blurb
The N’awlins Exotica/Paranormal series
The city of New Orleans is rich in tradition, diverse, and known for the inspiration it provides. In the “Big Easy” there lies the hunger for the erotic as well as the unknown. The residents here feel that sexual energy and it reveals itself through their various creative activities.
Join the characters as they take a wild ride on the edge, enjoying their town for all it has to offer. There’s a certain magic in the air, an erotic magic that cannot be ignored.
Blurb: New Orleans is supposed to be the big easy. One night changes everything for Frankie Choteau.
New Orleans. A city rich in tradition, diversity, and on the comeback trail from hurricane Katrina. Francois “Frankie” Choteau, a resident of this town, a cop with a hot temper and low tolerance for bs. Kajika Fortier, a transplant from Oklahoma came here looking for a dream and unfortunately it’s turned into a nightmare. On a hot summer night, they meet and cross paths during a very difficult situation. Despite this, the attraction between them is evident and loneliness for both men is a fate worse than death. They’d both like a chance at happiness but will the circumstances and Frankie’s uneasiness prevent their happy ever after?
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Blurb: Livin’ in N’awlins ain’t all that easy…
Kajika Fortier loves his job, the attention he gets from onlookers, and Frankie Choteau. However, his new partner’s jealousy, mood swings, and over protectiveness drives Kajika to the brink but at the same time, excites him to no end.
To complicate things further, a murderer is on the loose looking for blood. All three of the killer’s victims are strippers which not only makes Frankie nervous about Kajika’s safety but leaves him questioning his love for being a homicide detective. Coupled with the stresses of cold cases as well as some fellow officers shunning him for coming out, Frankie is having second thoughts about staying in New Orleans. Despite the encouragement from Vance, Kenina, and Orrin as well as new chief Quinn Murray, Frankie is wondering if his life’s passion really is to catch the killers.
Will the new couple survive these new issues that impede their nearly perfect union? Or will the relationship fail, thus leaving Kajika alone and a target for New Orleans latest serial killer? Detective Choteau and Kajika’s commitment to one another is being tested in more ways than one and they only have one another to lean on.
Blurb: Living in the Big Easy is downright deadly especially if you’re a stripper. When another exotic dancer is found dead in her apartment, the heat mounts on Frankie and his fellow detectives to find the killer. Due to the magnitude of this unsolved mystery along with the LaBoy murders, tension runs high at Nineteen making it hard for all to breathe around the police station and sending everyone into a frenzy.
There’s no denying Frankie’s love for Kajika but in the back of his mind, hot thoughts of the mutual jerk off with Orrin Daugherty loom over his head. Though the feelings are mutual, Orrin wants nothing to do with this and pushes Frankie away. Add in to the mix his fascination with partner Vance Morain along with his severe case of blue balls and you got one hell of a predicament for these for complex and volatile men.
The men at Nineteen are burning with desire for one another and pleasure is beginning to be almost as important as business.
Will the sinful disruptions stop them from finding the killer roaming the streets of the Big Easy?
WARNING: Lots of lewd dialogue and smoldering sex between males.
Author Sharita Lira: In one word, crazy. Just crazy enough to have 3 different muses running around in her head, driving her to sheer exhaustion with new plot bunnies and complex characters.
This happily married mother of two beautiful children loves music, computers, reading, and still enjoys reading and writing fanfiction. She’s a proud member of the Erotica Readers & Writers Association, as well as an advocate for rights of LGBT citizens. She’s also a contributor to the heavy metal ezine Fourteeng.net.
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