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Guest Blogger: Cari Quinn
Friday, October 8th, 2010

Taste of the Forbidden
By Cari Quinn

Big thanks to Delilah for allowing me to guest blog here today. I’m a big fan of her work!

I debated about a good topic for a while and decided to go with one that’s on my mind a lot. What makes the forbidden so alluring? Whether it’s an illicit office romance, like in my latest release, Personal Research, out now from Ellora’s Cave, or an affair with a hot younger guy, there’s just something hot about doing what others tell you not to. Is it the thrill of discovery? The possible consequences? Or maybe just busting stereotypes? So many of us live with a “good girl” label and that can be incredibly stifling. The chance to throw off the shackles of propriety and go where your pleasure leads you, repercussions be damned, can be pretty alluring.

I’ve never had an office romance but I’ve certainly noticed a couple of my co-workers in a more than friendly way. I never pursued it because unfortunately, I always think way too much about what happens after. A messy breakup can make the workplace a much more difficult place to be. But still, the idea is tempting. There’s something so sexy about tossing aside your concerns and just going for it – after all, isn’t that what makes fiction, especially erotic fiction, great?

What about you? Have you ever tasted the forbidden and gone back for more? Have you had an office romance, pursued someone much younger or older than you…or heck, anything else “forbidden” you can think of? I’m curious about those who live on the wilder side than me. And heck, a writer can never get too many ideas! ;)

Want to read an excerpt of Personal Research? (Click on the cover!)


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4 comments to “Guest Blogger: Cari Quinn”

  1. Carol L.
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      · October 8th, 2010 at 6:33 am · Link

    Hi Cari,
    I loved the excerpt. I never indulged in office romances or trysts either. Always had this habit of thinking about “after the fact”. But I had my share of thinking, looking and wondering. :) The only time I “stepped off the curb” lol was when I went for it with a man 8 years younger then me. :) Well worth my time and never regretted it. :) A year of of smiles. lol
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750@aol.com



  2. Valerie
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      · October 8th, 2010 at 11:40 am · Link

    Oh, I have always been a good girl, my only ‘forbidden’ is in the books I read. :oops:

    I did marry a man 12 years my senior and we still have a very loving and happy relationship.

    Interesting post, will be looking in again to see the answers….hehe!!!

    Valerie
    in Germany



  3. sue brandes
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      · October 10th, 2010 at 6:13 pm · Link

    Never had an office romance. Always been one who plays it safe. Would be fun though; wouldn’t it? LOL. Especially a younger man.



  4. Miranda
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      · October 10th, 2010 at 10:29 pm · Link

    I have thought about tasting the forbidden but I’m too much of a chicken :)



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