|Erotica author Tiffany Reisz|
Here to prove that you can write a novel about even the most risque of topics is author Tiffany Reisz, who has a two-book deal with Harlequin Spice and three erotica novellas either out or coming out in the next year. She has also graciously donated a truly unique item to Brenda Novak’s online auction to benefit diabetes research:
A ten to fifteen page personalized love scene between the winner and the celebrity (or two) of their choice. Author will send the winner a questionnaire and then write out their fantasy for them.
Wait a second, is she really saying . . . personalized erotica?
Yes, she is. And lest you think I’m making this up, I contacted Tiffany to get the scoop. Here’s the true story that prompted her donation, in her own words:
“When I was twenty-nine I dated an eighteen-year-old (don’t hate me – I’m an erotica writer – it’s my job to seduce teenagers) who was a Type One Diabetic. I left town and for three days I didn’t hear from him. When he finally called, it was from his hospital bed. He’d gone into diabetic keto-acidosis while I was gone and nearly died. I raced back to his side and after getting to second base with him in his hospital bed in the pediatric ward (you can’t make this stuff up), I made him swear to me he’d start monitoring his blood sugar better. Most people think diabetes is just a nuisance illness like allergies. But it’s not. It can kill. I almost lost someone I loved to diabetes. So what’s a better tribute to my sweet (and now happily married junior ex-boyfriend) than a personalized love scene between the winner and the person (real or fictional) of their choice. If they want, I’ll even set it in a hospital. Adjustable beds, you know.”
So there you have it. Intrigued? Better hurry, because this fundraising auction ends in just a few days! Here’s a link:
Kristin Nelson Literary Agency Presents
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Brenda Novak runs this auction every year in honor of her youngest son, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at five years old. All proceeds go to the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami to help find a cure. How great is that? We’re in the last few days of bidding, so come on and help out!
By the way, Tiffany Reisz wants you to know one last thing:
“THE SIREN comes out September 26, 2011. Incidentally, one of the main characters in THE SIREN is a type one diabetic. Coincidence? Not really. ;)”
Thanks, Laurence! I hope we raise a lot of money so someday girlfriends will be making out with their boyfriends in hospital beds for the fun of it and not because their boyfriend nearly died of DKA.
I second that notion!