Friday, March 5, 2010

Why I Write Fantasy - Mary Corrales

Welcome erotic romance author Mary Corrales!

Amber: Mary, Why do you write fantasy?
Mary: As an erotic romance author, fantasy allows me the freedom not only to explore the depths of sexual pleasure, but also the emotional bounds of wish fulfillment. Having spent most of my childhood moving yearly due to my dad’s job with a power company, I became accustomed to finding companionship in books. In my youth I read books on unicorns and dragons, loving the imaginative friendships in these books.

When I became an adult my interests moved to romance novels both in the historical and paranormal genres. I love fantasy for the way it evolves into the wish fulfillment of seeing a couple fall in love and overcoming any odds to be together. When I’m creating characters, the hero is normally clear to me first and from that I learn what type of heroine he needs. In my paranormal erotic romance, Dhampir Passions, Radu created a unique challenge as I realized his personality as a lone hunter. My heroine, Linea, not only had to be strong but willing to risk the life she’d always known in order to move into Radu’s way of life.

Amber: What Fantasy books do you read? 
Mary: Anything by Kari Thomas. The chemistry between her characters is intense and passionate. I also enjoy Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series, Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.R Ward, and Christine Feehan. Some other fantasy books I enjoy are Japanese manga such as the Rurouni Kenshin series by Nobuhiro Watsuki, as well as the InuYasha series by Rumiko Takahashi. My interest in manga started with cartoon and obviously progressed to the books themselves. What can I say, variety spices my life! 

Amber: If no one read fantasy, would you still write it?
Mary: I would have to say yes. These characters become close friends who come to life in my hands. I can’t help smiling at the moment, as I’m reminded of my youth when I used to collect tumble weeds to play with, putting them together so they wouldn’t be lonely.

One of the best things about fantasy is how sexual pleasure becomes a catalyst for deeper emotions. While sizzling passion is exciting, there is an added intensity when the couple has fallen in love.  Their bodies become a reflection of their love for each other, and the trust that has been built between them.  In my short contemporary erotica, Clandestine Eyes, Coreen has an intense interlude with her supervisor Rob yet after a covert op where he is essentially her backup, he expresses a more intense type of passion reflecting his deeper emotions for her. 

Readers can find more information about me and/or my books at my website: I love questions and if you’d like updates, just put in your contact information. I’m glad to send readers news about contests or my newest releases

Mary Corrales's Fantasy books
paranormal erotic romance, Eternal Press
short contemporary erotica, Breathless Press,
short contemporary erotica, Breathless Press,

Comment and leave your email address for a chance to win a PDF copy of Dangerous Moves, the short erotica that gives the first taste of heat between covert agents Coreen Evans and Rob Larsen. I’ll pick a winner at midnight Thursday, March 11th EST.


  1. Thanks for having me here, Amber. If anyone has any questions, ask away!

  2. Wow, Mary! Lovely to learn a little more about you and your writing! Are any of your stories interconnected? I do enjoy a good series :) I'll have to pop over to your site and read more about your different books!

    It's true that books can be very satisfying companions!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  3. Dangerous Moves is actually the first short story with Clandestine Eyes being the sequel. I have more ideas for continuing the story, just haven't gotten the time to write them.

    Thanks, flchen1. You're in the drawing.

  4. I LOVE your books, Mary! Your unique way of creating intriguing situations for incredible, unforgettable characters is what every author aims for. I sooooo look forward to new books from you --- so get busy! (grin)

    Kari Thomas Paranormal Romance author,

  5. I enjoyed the interview. I am a life long reader from the Bobbsey Twins and Nancy Drew days. I was shy when I was young and books were a great companion.

  6. I forgot my e mail.

  7. Wonderful to meet you Andrea. Shyness seems to be a definite trait of avid readers. Still, I wouldn't trade my books for anything.

    You're in the drawing, Hon. Good luck :)

  8. It's getting close. Mary will soon pick a winner. Good luck all!

  9. It's time! Congrats to ANDREA who has won a pdf copy of Dangerous Moves.

    Thanks to all who stopped by and commented.

    Happy reading!