Erotica Calls My Name

I’ve called it a guilty pleasure in the past, but the more I go back through some of my old writings (since reading the Fifty Shades trilogy I haven’t been able to stop myself), the more I realise that I wrote a hell of a lot of erotica a few years back.

Yes, most of it was yaoi, so doesn’t really count (yaoi can’t be considered anything other than smut, the way I was writing it back then), but there was a phase at about the same time in which I wrote lots of M/M, F/F and M/F erotic shorts. I’ve been pulling them out so I can go through them one by one and all the while, a little corner of my mind keeps asking me; ‘why don’t you do something with these?’

It is a very small corner. My first love is fantasy, but I can’t seem to turn away from the part of me that enjoys erotica and kink and scribbling all those things down on paper. Especially after my raging post a couple of weeks ago. And, of course, I’m still taking part in Six Sentence Sunday (SSS), where most of my offerings are from erotic novellas and shorts. Similarly most of the other writers taking part in SSS seem to be erotic novelists.

I wouldn’t, for a second, dare to call myself an erotic novelist but there is certainly a part of me that regularly tears free of its cage and writes a bunch of naughty, saucy things. And, as I now remind myself, it IS in my tagline: ‘Ileandra Young, gleefully penning smut, vamp-fiction, fantasy and comedy since 1997.’


I think, as part of my ‘on going project’ I’m going to start gathering these stories together. Maybe there really is something I can do with them after all.

Stay tuned.

About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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5 Responses to Erotica Calls My Name

  1. Rob says:

    I’ve been roped in as sub-ed for SexThisMonth magazine. They’ve given me the “Fantasies” section. I wonder whether you might like to become a regular contributor? There’s no money in it yet (or the near future) but it could be fun!


    • Oh eh? That really does sound like it could be fun. What sort of material might you be interested in? I have a couple of ideas that could potentially make for interesting reading.
      I’ve had a peep at the website as well (it is web based?), just a small look to get a taster and I think I could provide some content.
      Pay isn’t something I’m worried about for the moment, I it would just be some light relief.
      Maybe I could pick your brains on it over email?


      • Rob says:

        OK that sounds good. The website is It is still under construction but you should be able to get a feel (?!). All the writers and editorial staff have email addresses specifically for the mag. Mine is If you let me have a suitable email address, I’ll send you an overview, a copy of the agreement and put you in touch with our editor Molly.


  2. lightningpen says:

    Thank you for the follow! I love your voice!


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