Sex! Now that I have your attention, Iíd like to talk about my aspirations and
inspirations in the world of romance. Please bear with me. I promise my lurid
tactic isnít entirely deceptive. In talking about my experience in the world of
romantic lore, sexuality is a big part of it. With that in mind, I hope I still
have your attention.
My name is Jack Fisher. Iím an aspiring writer with a passion for intimate
romance. I hope to turn that passion into a tangible product with my first book
for Totally Bound, ďPassion Relapse.Ē Before I go about celebrating those
passions though, Iíd like to provide some context.
Iíve been an avid writer for over half my life now. I basically started writing
as a hobby when I was 15-years-old and Iíve been writing every day, in some form
or another. In fact, I often build my schedule around the times I work on my
writing. Considering my early life, thatís actually a pretty dramatic shift.
Growing up in the Washington DC area, I wasnít initially fond of writing or
reading, for that matter. In school, I dreaded any homework assignment that
involved a lot of reading and dreaded the essay questions on tests even more.
For the most part, I preferred assignments that involved watching TV and playing
video games. Granted, few assignments required such activities, but it ended up
laying the groundwork for my passion.
It started, fittingly enough, with another passion involving comic books. Thanks
to the cartoons I watched as a kid, primarily X-men, Spider-Man, and Batman, I
developed a love affair with comic books and superheroes. Eventually, they
became the only reading material I actively enjoyed. It also became the catalyst
for my tastes in romance.
Contrary to the old fanboy stereotypes that played out in every Ď80s teen movie,
comic books donít just tell stories about Superman punching killer aliens and
telling kids to eat their vegetables. They also contain vast, elaborate romance
stories that rival anything in a typical English assignment. They involve life,
death, loss, heartbreak, and even some intensely passionate moments thatíll get
any young manís blood flowing in all the right directions.
This is what got me started. This is what laid the foundation for my passion for
romance. It started, fittingly enough, with my dissatisfaction that my favorite
comics and cartoons didnít contain enough romantic sub-plots. Given that these
products were marketed to kids to sell toys, that wasnít too surprising. For me,
however, it presented a challenge that I knew would never be met by someone
else. If I wanted more romance in my favorite cartoons and comics, I would have
to do it myself.
Thatís exactly what I did. Having always had an over-active imagination, I began
crafting out these elaborate stories in my head. Then, once my computer skills
were sufficiently refined, I began writing them out as fan fiction. I freely
admit that none of these stories were very good. Itís hard to expect much
quality from a 15-year-old boy, whose teenage years were mired in acne and
social awkwardness, in terms of romance. That didnít stop me from pursuing it.
Over time, I didnít just write bigger and better stories. I gained a greater
understanding of what romance was and how to make it work. In crafting my
characters, I learned the nuts and bolts of romance. Naturally, a part of this
process involved sex. Being a healthy young man with functioning body parts, it
was only a matter of time before love and lust converged.
As time went on, I came to favor love stories that had strong sexual elements. I
crafted stories that often blurred the line between love and lust. The romances
I conjured had a knack for mixing the two. The challenge was making that mixture
balanced. Itís a challenge I still work on today and will continue to work on
for as long as I have stories to write.
By taking on this challenge and exploring the passions within, my understanding
of romance evolved. Whether Iím watching a movie or reading a comic, I find
myself scrutinizing the romantic elements more than most. I break down the core
components of each character, assess their personalities, and surmise what makes
the romance function or falter.
That understanding has helped influenced my understanding of modern romance as
well. I see the love, lust, and passion in the world as an ever-evolving mixture
in which few agree on the ingredients. I often take issue with those who prefer
an unbalanced mixture. There are romances that are excessively sexual, relying
entirely on lust and desire. There are romances that are excessively loving,
relying too much on the consistency of erratic emotions. One is deemed dirty and
shallow. The other is deemed pure and ideal. Personally, I say both are flawed.
I prefer a more potent mixture when it comes to romance.
That means that I celebrate romances that explore both passion and kink,
embracing the physical and the emotional. The characters donít have to restrain
themselves, but they donít have to lose control either. They can work together.
They can complement each other. They can create a passion together that they
cannot create with anyone else. Itís as beautiful as it is sexy.
As a writer, I seek to explore these components and all their lurid undertones.
Iíve written many novels, both original and fan fiction, that tweak this
mixture. If I still have your attention, then I hope I can make it worthwhile. I
want hearts to race and loins to ignite. With ďPassion Relapse,Ē I want to take
another step in this sexy, passionate journey of mine.
Two recovering sex addicts. Two broken souls. One shared passion.
Mary Ann Scott was once an aspiring fitness model and all-around party girl.
Now, sheís a sex addict whose recovery is making her miserable. Despite spending
nearly a year in a treatment program, she struggles to escape the scars left by
her addiction. Then, one night, she crosses paths with Peter Robert Rogers, a
childhood friend turned handsome firefighter who just happens to be a recovering
sex addict as well.
He comes into Maryís life broken, distraught and vulnerable. Having experienced
that feeling, too, she reaches out to him. Together, they try to help each other
heal. But in doing so, Mary doesnít just open old wounds. She evokes a wealth of
pent-up desireÖa desire that quickly consumes them both.
Now, she and Peter are nearing the brink of relapsing. Theyíre on the verge of
giving in to their addiction. Will it break them once more? Or will it bring
them together and finally heal their wounded souls?
Erotica | Romance Erotica
Sensual [Totally Bound Publishing, On Sale:
April 18, 2017, e-Book, ISBN: 9781786862020 / eISBN: 9781786862020]
Jack Fisher was born in Washington DC into a large, loving family that
nourishes creativity at every turn. He grew up on a steady diet of comic books,
movies, and Saturday morning cartoons. That diet gave him an active imagination,
one he channelled into writing. He began writing at age 16 and hasnít really
stopped since. He quickly developed a soft spot for romance, often writing fan
fiction of his favourite fictional couples. Eventually, he graduated to writing
stories about couples of his own creation, with a heavy focus on heated passion
and powerful intimacy. He is currently single and lives just outside of DC. He
is still a self-professed comic book lover and all around sci-fi geek while
striving to refine his craft in any way he can.
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