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Writing Erotic Fiction

17 February 2003

'Most of the books I've written for Mills & Boon are romantic fantasies with a sexual element. It's not difficult: I've always been fairly raunchy, and when you've been writing romances as long as I have, you develop an instinct about how far you can go. I like to develop the story and the sexual tension first, then it's much sexier for the reader. I am very explicit, but it's still the emotions that are the real turn-on.'

Maureen Lee, 57-year-old Australian grandmother and author of A Man for the Night, quoted in the Observer magazine on writing erotic novels for Blaze