Photograph by G. Thomas Ward Photography

My life has been ruled by Dinosaurs…Romance…and Sex.

You are no doubt asking yourself, What do dinosaurs have to do with romance and/or [gasp] sex?

No, I am not into bestiality. It’s really quite simple. You see…

When I was six years old, my mother took me to see a double matinee. One movie was about dinosaurs, which I loved, and the other was a sappy romance (or so I thought at the time), which she loved. Well, it took a few years, but I finally decided there is something to that man-woman stuff.

I read my first romance novel at the age of 12 (These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer), and I read my first erotic novel when I was 15 (The Way of a Maid by Mario Clement). Now I write…erotic romance books.

Where does my love of dinosaurs fit into all this? Archaeology (or paleontology, for you etymologists out there). Which in turn led me to explore ancient cultures. Think India…and Tantra, the Indian cult of ecstasy. Or in modern history, think Arabia…and The Perfumed Garden of Sensual Delight, an Arabic treatise on erotic love.

You can imagine the indescribable joy I felt when writing Scandalous Lovers. Not only was I able to include my love of romance and sex, but also my beloved dinosaurs. It turns out the Victorians shared my love.

It’s great to be an author!

Schone is one of the groundbreaking writers of erotic romance, and her writing, while stunningly explicit, is exceptional and has a graceful quality that sets it apart from the rest.

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