The Male POV
Thanks for inviting me to post on your blog.
Being an open topic blog is like putting a bowl of ice cream out in front of me.
There’s going to be whipped cream involved sometime.
One question I get asked a lot is what it is like to be a man in a world dominated by women. I refer to the ice cream comment above. There’s going to be whipped cream involved. (Just don’t let my wife know because I value my, umm, jewels).
Actually I like being a romance writer. Women have always been interesting to me. Not just as eye candy. From the days of unsnapping bras off mannequins I have admired women. I also learn from them. I listen well and think, being a male, it gives me one advantage, a different perspective.
Being around groups of women at conventions and functions is fascinating to me because I see so many different mannerisms and nuances that I use when writing a female character. I have been told it helps because I pick up on things and add that to my writing.
The small things are what interest me. Like how a woman takes such time and detail on their appearance. From their nails to the small indentions on a skirt, the wave of their hair to the color of their heels. More men should appreciate these small details and realize that women do this for our benefit. And also to show up the other women that didn’t get the new Coach purse.
But, I have to be honest, I love looking at women and the female form. Women are beautiful creatures. From the curvature of their neck to the slope of the lower back…where was I? Oh ya, being in a female dominated business.
With all the good does come a bad. Women drive me absolutely crazy (A wife and two daughters will agree to that). But that’s what all men think. I do get asked by readers and other writers about the male point of view.
To me men are pretty easy to figure out.
They only need 3 basic things to be kept happy.
My question to you lovely ladies is what do you think the 3 things are?
While you ponder that question take a look at my upcoming release -
OWNED by S.L. Carpenter
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: January 17, 2012
Ownership comes with a price. Make sure you’re prepared to pay it.
Friends with benefits? Eric and Lauren are definitely that. A Friday night, a hotel, and a night of hot, satisfying sex. That’s it. Recently, though, Eric finds himself wanting more. More time, more fun, more Lauren.
Trouble is, she’s all tied up in her career, totally uninterested in getting tied down. How will she react when he musters up the guts to ask her for what he really wants: her to be completely his for one weekend. To let him own her, body and soul.
Lauren is sure Eric is just overthinking their strictly casual relationship. Still, the thought of doing exactly what he wants, whenever and wherever he wants, intrigues her. What’s not to like about letting go, handing everything over to a man she trusts in every way?
Their getaway is more sensual, more daring, more perfect than either of them anticipated. Until that most feared of emotions raises its head and takes aim at their hearts.
Contains references to ownership, domination and complete submission; extra panties may be required, along with ice. This is not a book about training your pets, so treats and squeaky toys are not necessary, unless you’re into that...
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