Tuesday, July 22, 2014

@ClarissaClemens on Her Favourite Food, #SelfPub and #Erotic #Poetry

What do you hope your erotic poetry books do for people who read them?
I hope my poetry helps unlock the passion waiting to be set free which in turn will rekindle the sexual connection between couples who may need a little jumpstart to refuel their flames of desire.
When you are not writing, how do you like to spend your time?
I live to have fun and laugh. When I am not writing or creating, I plunge into the other passions in my life: golfing with my boyfriend, spending time with my family and friends, traveling to new and exciting places to stimulate my imagination, listening to music and going to concerts, reading to escape into another world, exercising to stay in great shape, and going to movies and out to dinner. I am having so much fun being me; everyday is a new adventure.
What is your favorite meal?
Hmmmm, well being someone who thrives in the sensual world, it probably figures that I would love sushi. I love the sensuous texture of the raw fish and find sashimi is my favorite delectable treat. It is also very exciting to me to sit at a sushi bar and watch the chefs expertly sliver the pieces of fish so precisely to display them in beautiful works of edible art.
What color represents your personality the most?
I would have to say the color red. It has always been my power color. When I wear it, positive things happen and people usually will say something about the color on me. Red and passion just seem to go together and this is probably why I gravitate towards this vibrant and striking color. You will find it on my book covers, my websites, and in my wardrobe. I shy away from getting a red car, though, due to the myth that red cars are more likely to be stopped by the highway patrol/police otherwise my Camry would probably be a red one.
How do you feel about social media?
I love social media more specifically, Twitter. It has been such a fabulous tool to meet new people, share my art, and be a sounding board for new lines of poetry. It has been a great marketing tool and just plain fun! I have made some great friends in there that I hope to one-day meet in person.
What’s your next project?
I am currently writing and putting together the 3rd volume to my poetry series, The Poetic Diary of Love and Change.The poems in this series are the ones I wrote and continue to write about having love for yourself, healing from a broken heart, grieving and moving on, and ultimately having hope that love is out there waiting for you when you are ready. It should be available by month’s end.
How do you feel about self-publishing?
Self-publishing has been such a great tool for so many talented writers to be able to take the plunge without anyone else’s permission. I know, as an artist, one of our greatest inhibitors is the fear of rejection. With self-publishing available we can get past the traditional publisher and let the reading audience decide if what we have written is worthy of their time or not. Between social media and self-publishing, authors can get immediate feedback on what they are doing well and what needs improvement. I feel that being able to self-publish gives authors the control they need to share their art and allows them to have their finger on the pulse of what their readers want.
The downside of self-publishing is that as authors, we do not have a marketing team behind us that a traditional publishing house would normally provide. We end up having to learn how to wear the hats of every aspect of getting a book from our heads into the hands of readers. Most of us are working a regular job, taking care of our families, and trying to pursue our passion to write and publish. It’s definitely a challenge that I am extremely familiar with. Persistence and faith with a firm goal in mind will always lead to success.
What genre of books do you enjoy reading?
My favorite genre to read is historical fiction. I love stepping back in time and reliving actual world events through fictional characters. I also enjoy science fiction/adventure type novels. The only erotic works I have read are the classics, the works of a few select indie writers that I met on Twitter, and everything by my literary idol, Anais Nin.
How has your upbringing influenced your writing?
I think growing up in the culturally rich and socially liberal area of Los Angeles had an impact on my lack of inhibitions in exploring my artistic and sensual nature. In addition to the geographic influence of L.A., watching my grandmother go back to school in her early 60’s to get her degree in journalism had a strong influence on both my decision to go back to school later in life and to become a writer. She was a wonderful role model showing me that one should always pursue their dreams at any age.
Where were you when you wrote your first erotic poem?
The first erotic poem that I composed was Ode to O. It was shortly after my ex and I split up and I was getting my 5-year-old ready to take her to her kindergarten class. I remember standing near our dinner table when the first few lines spilled out of my head and into my little notebook. I was thinking, ‘oh my gosh where the heck did that just come from?’ That was the beginning of an avalanche of erotic poetry that has yet to stop coming to and through me.
How do you feel about sharing your erotic poetry?
With the shield of my pen name and anonymous feeling it brings, I love to share my erotic poetry. After I had shared some of my erotic poetry with close friends and saw their reaction, I realized I might have something I need to share. If there was any doubt, these same friends convinced me that no matter what it took I needed to get my poetry out to a world starved for sensuality and a way to express it.
I am extremely happy that I have begun this journey. It has been so rewarding to hear from people who have felt compelled to let me know how my poems have affected their lives and more specifically their love lives. I am thrilled that I overcame any hesitancy to share my erotic poetry. This has been a most amazing adventure.

A collection of all 3 volumes of Clarissa O. Clemens’ erotic poetry book series, The Poetic Art of Seduction, under 1 cover! 

An erotic gift of lyrical rhyme to keep on every bedroom nightstand for play. Kinky yet classy erotic poetry painting sexy pictures and scenes with seductive words to read to each other and get the mood soaked in seduction. 

What critics have said about Clarissa’s poetry: 

“…A delicious dance with words…” 
“Impossible not to be aroused…” 
“…mouth-watering feast of erotic rhyme…” 
“…her words ebb and flow with a superb sensuousness.” 
“5 Stars is just not enough for this exquisite work of erotic art” 

78 Passionate poems of seduction are waiting for you to be devoured with lust and desire. 

41Beautifully sensuous photographs have been included to heighten your visual experience with Ms. Clemens poetry. 

A must-have for every couple looking for new ways to add the spark back into their flame.
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Genre - Erotic Poetry
Rating – R
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  1. Sounds great! Would love to read it!

  2. That's fantastic! Thank you so much for your interest Marcy :-)

  3. Looking forward to reading this. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Tina! You're very welcome - Hope you enjoy all my poetry xo