Erotica Author Interview: Dalia Daudelin, author of Booty Call of Cthulhu

Today we are joined by Dalia Daudelin, a young erotica author. She has written Booty Call of Cthulhu.

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Ellen Dominick: Tell us about your journey to become a writer.

Dalia Daudelin: Well, I started early in 2012, around March. Not with erotica, but with a really awful attempt at young adult fiction. It was the first thing I had written since high school, and truly awful in every way.

I took it down, and then soon after that I found a post on Something Awful, the second version of Delilah Fawke's AMA. It gave information on how to start writing and, knowing that if I actually tried I would succeed, I wrote my first erotic short. That was on my original pen name, one that I am slowly destroying. It was about mind controlled slaves, and had some good elements to it.

Then I started writing parodies and really stupid things like that. Internet memes and the like. Sales lagged. I asked on Something Awful for a catalog critique, and I received one. Since changing my pen name and putting more effort into my work, things have really picked up. Now I'm working on getting the community together, hopefully with seasonal group sales.

ED: What do you think is easiest to write, the first or the last line of a story?

DD: The first line, definitely. I still don't know how to write an ending that isn't super cheesy. “And Jessica lived with the tentacle monster happily ever after, with 3 monstrous children.” It just doesn't seem right!

Do you have things you need in order to write? (i.e. tea, cookies, podcasts?)

DD: No, though I do need to be full. If I'm hungry at all, I'll go insane. For music I prefer silence or instrumental music, like movie scores.

ED: I see you write tentacle erotica, which has a soft spot in my heart as an anime geek. How did you get into that sub-genre?

DD: I love H. P. Lovecraft! I've been a member of 4chan's /x/ for, well, probably 6 years now. That's their paranormal board. Horror and tentacles are both very fun to write, especially when you can make them sexy.

ED: So, what's the deal with the dildo bike? Where did _that come from?_

DD: I saw one porn of it, once, and became enamored! It's not my biggest kink, but the original versions of my dildo bike stories sold very well for a long time. So I think it's hot, and I guess a few other people do too!

ED: You say you want to bring awareness and enlightenment to women who are curious about sex. Could you expand on that?

DD: I'm not the sort of person who will go on for ages on feminist issues, for a variety of reasons. What I can say is that even I have a hard time accepting my own sexuality, still. There are women out there who beat themselves up for having rape fantasies, or for liking BDSM. I find that a very sad state to be in. If I can give one woman the kind of kink they like, aimed at them instead of men, then I've done my duty. 
ED: Describe your style of erotica.

DD: Well, they are short stories that meet a variety of kinks. They're quick and dirty smut, mostly.

ED: What is the hardest part of being self published?

DD: Being taken seriously while also not telling my family my pen name!

ED: What do you think of Amazon and other sites forcing limits on taboo erotica?

DD: I don't like it one bit, but the only thing people can do is adapt. Amazon is a huge monster, and no one author is going to get them to change their ways. 
ED: Tell us about your prior works.

DD: My first pen name was bad. Really bad. I never edited my work and really got into that myth going around now that erotic stories should just be “good enough”. Good enough doesn't mean they should barely make sense and have changing tenses.

ED: What book would you recommend to your first time readers? Why?

DD: This is a tough one. I'd say either Booty Call of Cthulhu or The Billionaire's Passion. BCoC was one of the most fun stories to write, and tentacle erotica is always an enjoyable read. Every person who has emailed me about it has said good things about it. As for The Billionaire's Passion, it's more romantic and has more story, but the sex still delivers some good kinks.


Blurb: Joanne Lagrasse is a newly graduated college student living the life. Well, if the life is sitting in your apartment all day trying to research monsters for a novel. The strange book her favorite professor gave her is full of ramblings by what must be a mad man, which makes for uneasy reading and a loner lifestyle.

She pushes herself to go out to the beach, though she takes the tome with her. When she decides to not heed her professor's warning and reads a chant out loud, she finds herself faced with a giant monster and its lewd tentacles, each one eager to fill her holes.


Bio: I am a 24 year old erotica author who's made her mistakes and learned from them. I work with my fiance to write the best stories I possibly can while also giving women a safe outlet for their more "taboo" desires.

Links:
Website: http://daliadaudelin.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/daliadaudelin
Author page on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dalia-Daudelin/e/B00BXL6XBA/


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