Interview with Alara Branwen, author In The Velociraptor’s Nest
The Velociraptor’s Nest is about a young woman named Azog who is in the middle of a hunt. She begins the story by washing off in a small stream, lamenting the fact that she has not captured any game. She laments this fact because the men that live with her in her cave will punish her by forcing themselves on her. This is something that does not enthrall her very much because of the men have less than prolific “love tools.”
She continues her hunt and finds a small cave, in which are three baby raptors asleep in a nest. Thinking she has nabbed some easy game, Azog raises her spear for the kill. However, before she fells the baby raptors, an adult male enters the cave to protect the young.
This male raptor retaliates against the young Azog for attempting to penetrate the young in the cave by penetrating her with its phallus.
It’s a very moving and loving tale of prehistoric proportions.
The dinosaur has sex with her?! Is dinosaur erotica a huge genre that we’re unaware of or something you and your co-author, Christie Sims, invented?
Thanks in no small part to the popularity of your work with Christie Sims. Why does dinosaur erotica appeal?
That’s true. You don’t see a lot of chipmunk erotica!
Well, in our stories, they work just like they do with between any two humans. Though there is a lot of sex standing up (with the girl pinned against a wall or tree) and a lot of “doggy style” sex.
Of course it is boringly unimaginative! Haha, this is fantasy, you are supposed to suspend your disbelief and lose yourself in a world of dreams. Or in our stories’ cases, a world of desires.
Dinosaurs aren’t the only subjects of your erotica, are they? Dragons, centaurs, werewolves and more. Do you have a favourite creature to write about? Which is most popular with your readers?
Even before our dinosaur books exploded in popularity, our dinosaur erotica was one of our two most popular genres. The other was, go figure, dragons.
For anyone who hasn’t yet read a Christie Sims/Alara Branwen novel, where should they start?
If shifters are your thing then you should really try “With the Weretiger” or “The Watchwolf.”
For a menage experience try you would want to go with “The Pack’s New Mate” or the “Gangbang of the Werewolves” trilogy.
For gryphons you can’t go wrong with “Mounted by the Gryphon” and for centaurs I think the best place to start would be “Combat with the Centaurs.”
For any other creatures, one story is just as good as any other, at least in Christie and my opinions.
Last year, all the magazine and Internet commentators claimed that the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey said something about the secret sexual desires of women. What does the popularity of your books say about us readers?
It has shown us that some people crave the extreme in terms of sating their sexual desires of having sex with powerful males. By partaking of the extreme, in this case monsters, the desire of having sex with the alpha male (or being the alpha male having sex) is, Christie and I believe, sated to its fullest extent. Satisfying that desire so fully makes the experience more rewarding for the reader.
That is about as well as I can explain it. Christie and I aren’t psychologists so we can give a more scientific explanation.
Tell us about yourselves.
If I were to describe us both in a nutshell, I would basically say we were nice, quiet girls who have really warped imaginations.
Have you got a blog where readers can keep up with your work? Do you use social media?
You can check up on our latest happenings on our blog at alarabranwen.blogspot.com
Or they can follow us on twitter @AlaraBranwen or on Facebook at Alara Branwen
I am interested in expanding into erotic romance, romance, science fiction, fantasy, or any combination of those (especially romantic fantasy). I also have an interest in writing one or a series of fantasy ‘choose your own path’ books.
I am also interested in, at some point in my life, becoming a motivational speaker.
Christie says she plans to publish a series of urban fantasy novels and become the worlds greatest pastry chef.
But until that time comes, we plan to publish more fantasy monster erotica featuring ogres, centaurs, hydras, gryphons, dragons, shifters, and of course, dinosaurs.