|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:
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. ;)”