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4* Review: Follow Your Fantasy Deeper – Nicola Jane

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Your erotic adventure continues…

Welcome back to the sizzling erotic world of Follow Your Fantasy – a whole new world of fantasies where you, the reader, choose what happens next. And if one adventure isn’t enough, go back and try another.

As the story unfolds, your decision could take you onstage in a very naughty magic show; on a hot, naked photo shoot or to a solo performance for the watchful neighbour across from your apartment. You might be an artist’s sexy muse or the star of a very special home video. Whether you find out more about Giselle, meet the commanding magician Leon, or seduce the policeman following you, whatever choice you make, the power is always yours.

In this brand new collection of short, steamy stories, you’ll delve further into your fantasies than ever before. Once again, the most important character is You – confident, sexy and up for anything You. Where will your fantasies take you this time…?

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This story explores the sexual fantasy concept in a deeper, darker way. Using an alter ego the fantasies are more risqué and there is always the ‘get out’ alternative at the end of each chapter. I enjoyed reading this essentially, light hearted series of shorts and the concept remains innovative and original, something that is refreshing in the erotica genre.
There is even a ‘fantasy map’ at the end of the book to ensure you haven’t missed anything.
If you like to explore the adult  fantasies of others, this is definitely worth a read.
I received a copy of this book from Harper Impulse via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

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Follow your Fantasy: Deeper – Nicola Jane- Guest Post

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Today, I have erotica author Nicola Jane on my blog.  I reviewed Nicola’s first book from Harper Impulse ‘Follow your Fantasy’ and now the journey continues with Follow your Fantasy: Deeper.

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Going Deeper

‘Follow your Fantasy: Deeper picks up a short time after the first book ends. When I got the offer from Harper Impulse, I had actually already written about 9,000 words of a totally different, mythical themed, choose-your-own-adventure format book. But then I decided it was too different from Follow Your Fantasy and that there was more to say about the world of this modern reality-dwelling “You.”

Second book syndrome is very real. It’s much harder to write when there are expectations, from readers, from your publisher, from yourself. When I wrote Follow Your Fantasy, I just did it for fun, for escape, for my own amusement. But Follow Your Fantasy: Deeper, gave me total writer’s block for months and took over three times longer to write. I had to really dig deep mentally to get there, with the occasional flash of blessed inspiration for scenes that I have no idea where they came from. There’s some pretty edgy stuff in this one… Rumpelstiltskin makes an appearance!

Because the books are choose-your-own-adventure, the central character “You” is, in essence, blank so the readers can fill her in in their own image. Yet, she still has some character of her own – risk-taking, daring. I wanted to explore the character of “You”, particularly her relationship with the other female character, Giselle. For me, it’s their relationship that the books are really about. Giselle isn’t just a lookalike, she’s a device “You” uses to give herself (or yourself, the reader) the permission to go to some pretty extreme places. But what makes her tick? Is she just a character of her own invention too? I think we start to find out a bit more about her, but it depends which branches of the story you take as to what you find out. As for “You”, she starts to go off on her own adventures, less reliant on Giselle, but still very linked.

The book takes some paths deeper into the realm of sexual fantasy and I read a book called Garden of Desires by Emily Dubberley which collects women’s fantasies and groups them into categories. Like dominance, masochism, voyeurism etc and I realised I had been writing a lot of scenes that fall under the exhibitionism category. That gave me a lot to think about! But that’s the point of erotica, to explore things from a safe perspective, to go deeper into your own fantasies.

I was also writing through a time in my life where I was having one of the deepest, in the sense of profound, experiences because I was pregnant for the first, and so far only, time. The last third of the book and all edits and rewrites were completed during my middle trimester. It’s not that pregnancy can’t be a sexy time, but it’s a bit odd now, with a ten-month old baby boy, to be remembering things I was writing when he was in utero!’

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Photo-Nicola-Jane-218x247Wanderlust has been my main life force for the last ten years flitting from country to country (7 and counting) but, now I’ve managed to tie myself down in Madrid for a while, I’m operating more on the lust part with writing Erotica and dabbling in multiple dating and open relationships. I’ve never had an English boyfriend so my male romantic protagonists tend to be influenced by the Latin charms. Men I meet keep telling me I should write about them in my books. One or two might have made it already. One or two more are always welcome. – See more at: http://www.harperimpulseromance.com/authors/nicola-jane/

 

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4* Review Follow Your Fantasy Nicola Jane

Follow Your FantasyFollow Your Fantasy’s concept that you the reader chooses which fantasy to pursue intrigued me. I am not generally a fan of erotica preferring erotic romance which has a definite story line and real emotional connection between the characters.

In this collection of stories truth, dare and consequences all feature. So it will appeal to fans of risk free risqué entertainment. ‘Follow Your Fantasy’ provides the reader with an adult interpretation of the ‘What If… scenario.

Pure escapism for the mature adult it is explicit. The kind of book most people would probably blush reading in any public setting. That said it is entertaining and well written and the alternatives offered to the reader at the end of each scene range from flirty to scorching hot and extraordinary so it has something for all tastes.

‘Follow Your Fantasy’ could be the catalyst for some very interesting truth and dare party games but you would certainly have to pick your companions carefully… Only joking.

If you enjoy erotic romance and want to experience the erotic without the happy ever after then I would recommend you give ‘Follow Your Fantasy’ a chance.

I received a copy of this book from Harper Collins UK – Harper Impulse via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Follow Your Fantasy by Nicola Jane

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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