Maybe porn is an indelicate word for what I do.
Later this weekend, when Oathbound hits Kindle Unlimited, and all of you fine people go to grab a copy and gobble it up, you’ll see that I don’t really write smut without romance. I can’t seem to manage it. I tried.
But why princesses? Well, let’s talk about that.
Oathbound follows a medieval European princess on her journey through kidnapping, voyeurism, and light bondage. Her hunk-of-man is (of course) a knight – big, tall, strong, and good-looking. For this first entry into my princess series, I wanted to embrace the most classic of princess lore. It doesn’t get much more classic than princess/knight/tower.
Of course, her generous breast size and his lack of control when he sees her tied to that beam are my own artistic embellishments on the classic tropes.
My next story will focus on an married Grecian princess who’s been dragged to ancient Thebes, only to fall under the spell of the pharaoh’s son.
I’ve also got outlines in the works for a Renaissance princess chasing a unicorn, a gypsy princess out to learn a dangerous new spell, and a Celtic barbarian princess with vengeful plans for the captain of the Roman invaders.
“Princess” as a theme is insanely flexible. I like historical and fantasy settings, and this facilitates any enchanted forest or crumbling castle I could possibly come up with. What’s to stop me from pairing an alien princess with an astronaut, for example?
The real appeal here comes from what it means to seduce a princess. The princess herself is the most desirable girl in her realm. She’s very powerful but holds no real responsibilities. And perhaps best of all, no matter who you are, she is off limits to you. Even a royal lady’s fiance shouldn’t be pushing her skirts up until the wedding night.
It’s romantic, it’s tempting, and it’s taboo. I can’t think of anything more appealing than that. Can you?