July Updates!

Hello,

Another huge month! Up to 8 new updates to Patreon per month as well as an all new book on Amazon and other reailers!

As always, connect with me on Twitter @daremanus or by email at manusdarewrites@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you for reading!

Manus

Updates

Now Available on Patreon and at online retailers! Claiming Karen: The Complete Series with an all new Alternate Ending!

Also, join my Patreon now and get access to all of my newest stories (updates on Wednesdays and Sundays) before they are published anywhere else!

New Release!

When Will finds a video of his wife Emily with her hot, black ex-boyfriend, he can’t contain his excitement. He’s always known there was more to Emily and Levi’s sex life than she would ever admit and now he has proof and it turns him on.

But, when he mentions the video to Emily and his teasing becomes a little too personal, Emily decides to turn the tables on her unsuspecting husband. She has a plan to show Will just how good Levi can make her feel.

Now, Will is caught between a rock and all of Levi’s hard places. There is nothing left to do, but watch, wait and maybe, just maybe…he’ll get a taste!

A Taste of Him is a true Darotica story that includes cuckolding, humiliation and an ending that may not be for everyone. If you like your cuckold erotica a little twisted and always hot, read this one today!

Real Heroes Always Go Down!

It started out as a joke on Twitter.

DC comics told the creator of the HBO Max Harley Quinn show that Batman wouldn’t go down on Catwoman because ‘heroes don’t do that!’ Well, that didn’t sit well with me so I had to write my own story.

Coming soon: The story of Pussy Willow, a feline heroine, and her boyfriend Knightshade, the armored Crusader of Justice! When Knightshade refuses to pleasure Pussy Willow, she seeks solace in the arms, or mouth, of Sydney Spazworth, otherwise know as the monstrous villain, The Bulge.

Will the gray goliath be able to pleasure our heroine? What will Knightshade do when finds out?

Will Knighshade learn the ultimate lesson that Real Heroes Always Go Down?

Coming soon!

So You Want to Write Erotica: Sexy Times

All right! I know it’s been awhile sine my last writing post and I do apologize. My commissions have taken off on my Patreon and I am busier than I have any right to be. I love the ideas that people are coming up with. The challenge of fitting those ideas into a specific word count have made be glad that I have a process for plotting and writing a story.

Which leads me to this chapters topic: Sex!!

Ok! You’re characters have met and something or someone has tried to stop them! The buildup has been excruciating, the edge of climax like a cliff, and now all they want to do is get down to business!

Now, you may think I have a lot of wise things to say about describing the act of sex itself. However, I have a feeling if you’re a reader of erotica, you already know what you like or don’t like. All I can offer is some advice I have acquired over about twenty years of consuming and writing smut.

No Numbers

The first thing I am going to say may come as a shock to you, but I’m going to say it anyway. Do not give me measurements when your are describing your characters. Every time I see someone write that a woman has a 36 D cup and a 24 inch waist my first question is: How the hell do you know? I actually stop and think about it and I don’t want to think when I am reading smut! I don’t even know my wife’s cup size, let alone a character in a book. This goes for height too!

If you are walking down the street, see if you can figure out how tall an average person is, or a woman’s cup size. Don’t ask anyone to see if you’re correct, that’s just rude and may get you slapped or arrested. No, instead of numbers, use your writerly gifts.

Use all of your senses!

Are they tall, short, fat, heavy, thick, or curvy? Then just write that. You don’t even need to use fancy words if you don’t want to, just describe them how you see them in your mind’s eye. There are lots of resources out there on words you can use to describe eyes, breasts, cocks, you name it!

And don’t stop at visuals. Tell me how they feel, the throb of their cock or the plump softness of their breast. How do they taste? Sweet, tangy, salty? And don’t forget the smell or the grunts and growls they make as their lover pushes them over the edge.

I am assuming that most of you have had sex before, so I am also going to assume you have memories of what sex felt like. You can remember the smell of a lover as you knelt between their legs and the racing of your heart as you prepared to please them. Give it to me, all of it! I want to be there, between those legs and I want to hear them scream when they cum.

I could go on and on about this subject, but the best way to really get good at this is to have lots of sex or, failing that, read lots of erotica. Do not be afraid to glean the best things from other writers and use them in your stories. I’m not telling you to plagiarize whole paragraphs or chapters, but certain terms or phrases are fair game. I still remember the first time I read the words ‘she ran her tongue up the belly of his shaft’. That phrase drove me crazy and I still use it!

Emotions

There is one last thing I want to say about the sex scene. I cannot count how many times I have read a story and gotten to the sex and all of a sudden the two combatants become porn stars. They enjoy every moment and any emotions, love, anger, or worry, are overcome by lust. Now, if you’re story is about two people hooking up that’s great! But, if you are telling a story and these two characters have had to fight to get here, then they better have some emotions when it comes to the actual act. Are they worried about performing? If there is an age difference, how does that come into play? Are they cheating and, if so, are they thinking about their spouse as they go down on their lover?

Sex doesn’t happen in a vacuum. There are always emotions, even if it’s a random bar hookup. In the throes of passion, give me something else to wrap my mind around besides body parts slapping together. That’s what I want and I think a lot of other readers do too.

#Darotica Note: As you can probably guess, there are a lot of emotions in my books. Since every woman is cheating or cuckolding on their husbands, there is always the shame of cheating on their spouse coupled with an overwhelming need for their lover. Sometimes, there are conflicting feelings of love for both men. For the husband’s part, there is the jealousy of his wife with another man, the humiliation of not being able to please her, and the fear that he will lose her. My books are a minefield and I am not saying that you have to be gut-wrenching, but adding a little emotion can seduce a reader’s heart as well as their mind.

Well, that’s about it for our little sex talk! I’m sure you have your own ideas. Don’t be afraid to share them in the comments or give me a shout on Twitter!

Until next time, read an erotica novel you’ve always loved. How did they describe the act? What words or phrases stick out to you? What emotions did they use to make the scene more powerful?

Good Writing!

Prima Nocta: New Fantasy Cuckold Story Now Available!

Brand new story now available on Amazon and other retailers!

Something a little different, a cuckold fantasy story set in an all new fantasy world! Let me know what you think!

For a hundred years the Mythran Empire has claimed Prima Nocta, the first night, over the conquered Elven tribes. It is both a show of power and an attempt to breed out the magical blood that runs through the veins of the Elven race.

​​​​​​​Amara doesn’t want to lie with the Duke on her wedding night and she certainly doesn’t want to enjoy the act of betrayal. However, she is shocked when she finds the Duke more skilled than she could possibly have imagined. Still, the pleasure she feels at the Duke’s touch is nothing compared to the startling revelation she discovers in his arms.

​​​​​​​Prima Nocta isn’t about the corruption of one, Elven bride. It’s about the subjugation of an entire race and Amara’s submission may hasten her people’s ultimate defeat.

Prima Nocta is a fantasy story with Manus Dare’s unique blend of cheating, cuckolding, and mind break. The ending may not be happy, but it is definitely hot!

New Cuckold Story now Available!

The second anniversary is the cotton anniversary and the only gift my wife Jill wants is her alpha male ex-boyfriend, Dale. However, when she asks Dale to join us in the bedroom, I’m not prepared for what happens next.

Now, I’ve got a ringside seat to Dale taking the love of my life in more ways than one. My wife is finally getting what she always wanted and I will never forget the taste of her Wet Cotton Panties.

Wet Cotton Panties contains scenes of cuckolding and humiliation that may not be for everyone, but exactly what you should expect from Darotica!

Click here to purchase now!

New Release: The Butterfly Effect

A new book in my Darotica Commission Series! These are stories that originated from ideas by my Patrons and are written by me. Some of the ideas or themes will be different from my normal stories, but they still include the same cheating and the cuckolding that you love!

If you are interested in your own commission, contact me or head on over to my Patreon for more information!

The Butterfly Effect

Megan and Todd thought they had it all. A loving relationship, a cozy off-campus apartment, and a bright future together. But, when Megan makes a late-night mistake with her boyfriend’s bully, their whole world changes.

Now Megan’s questioning whether her safe, little life is what she wants, or whether it’s a chrysalis from which she needs to break free.

The Butterfly Effect is a story of cheating and betrayal with a cuckold ending that may not be happy for everyone!

Purchase The Butterfly Effect at your favorite retailer today!

Dream Job 3–Now Available!

It was a dream come true…just not for both of them.

It finally happened. Tim has finally seen his beautiful wife Ashley with her handsome, black boss Gideon Cole. It was an earth-shattering experience and only Ashley’s deep love for her husband saved Tim from breaking. Their marital bed wasn’t so unfortunate.

With the arrival of a new bed provided by her manipulative boss, the young couple finds themselves pulled even deeper into Gideon’s world. And, with the help of the beautiful writer, Patricia Silversmith, the powerful billionaire will push Ashley and Tim’s relationship to its breaking point.

Can Tim and Ashley escape the clutches of Gideon Cole? Or will they succumb to the Fringe Benefits of Ashley’s Dream Job?

Fringe Benefits is the third exciting volume in the Dream Job series. Dream Job is a story of cheating, cuckolding, and betrayal that may not have a happy ending for everyone involved. 

Now available on Amazon or Patreon!

So You Want to Write Erotica: Getting in the Way!

So, you’ve set up your story and introduced the persons (or persons) the MC wants to have sex with. That’s it, right? Let’s just have them get it on, hit the sheets, bump uglies (yeah, I hate that last one, but I couldn’t help myself).

You can totally do that. But, if you do, I argue that it’s not a story. It’s a scene, or in fancy terms, a vignette. It could be hot and it might get someone off, but they’ll forget about it an hour later. While there is nothing wrong with this approach, I want more! I don’t want things to be easy. I don’t want things to work out right away. I want DRAMA!

This is a great place to add Something (or Someone) that gets in the way!

Something or Someone Gets in the Way

This could be a variety of things. Perhaps their is an age difference, or they come from families who hate each other. Maybe one or both of them are married. These are external pressures and they are all valid reasons for two people that are hot for each other to take a pause.

The most important thing to remember is that it should make the sex more dramatic. Adding this pressure makes the sex mean something beyond a quick hookup.

Bonus Points: If your antagonist also represents a societal pressure keeping your characters from bumping uglies, that is a bonus!

They Have Sex

Now, this element can come before or after the sex. Maybe the characters had sex after leaving the bar, but we find out one of them has a jealous lover. You can intersperse sex throughout your story, but it adds spice if there is something or someone trying to keep the lovers apart.

Darotica Note

In my stories, the person who gets in the way is almost always the husband or boyfriend. I know it seems like it should be the reverse, but remember, my stories are reverse love stories.

In a cheating story, the external pressure is off screen (she shouldn’t cheat but just can’t help it). In a cuckold story the husband is present, voicing his concerns over just how far his wife is going to go. Either way, the significant other is getting in the way of the sex.

So, there you have it. Someone or Something standing in the way of your characters sex lives not only adds drama, but can turn a sexy $.99 vignette into a great $2.99 story!

Until next time I want you to watch your favorite romance or romantic comedy. Who or what stands in the way of the sex? Does the antagonist represent the societal pressure to keep the lovers apart?

Claiming Karen: Part 4 now available!

It’s been a long road for Miles, Karen, Brandy and Kurt, but the story has finally come to an end.

Will Kurt claim Karen? Will Miles survive the experience? And just what is Brandy’s endgame?

Find out in this stunning conclusion to the Claiming Karen Series now available on Amazon!

The Plot Thickens

So, now we get into the nitty-gritty of plotting. Let me preface this by saying that this is only one way of plotting. This works for me and some of it may work for you. Feel free to ignore or steal any of my ideas.

I posted this as a joke on Twitter yesterday and even though it was meant to be funny, I realized this contains most of the elements I follow to write a story.

Erotica plot:

  • Someone wants sex
  • Something (or someone) gets in the way
  • They have sex
  • Something/someone breaks them up
  • Realize they really have to have sex again.
  • Fantastic Climax!
  • The end.

Think of these elements as signposts, a helpful way to see if you have a compelling story or just a set of entertaining sex scenes. Again, you can use these elements after the fact or, for faster writing, you can brainstorm ahead of time. Either way, this list can be remarkably helpful!

Note on Story Length: I plan on tackling story length in a later post,  For now, I am going to show you how I plot a 15k-20k story. For my kink that is the length that I can realistically charge $2.99 for on Amazon. That is my sweet spot.

The above elements, or beats, are very important in my plotting. In my opinion, story beats can take a boring story and make it as exciting as a short movie or a really good episode of television.

Despite the above list being simple on the surface, describing each element in detail takes a little time. Today, let’s focus on just the first element which will comprise the first quarter of your story.

Someone Wants Sex (or The Setup + Inciting Incident):

This is the first part of your story. This part is going to introduce us to your main characters and give a sense of the ‘normal’ world of your story. In other words, we’re going to find out who wants to have sex. (In a thriller this is where you meet the detective who wants to stop the killer, in a buddy cop film you meet the straight man cop who wants a quiet life, in a fantasy you meet the hero who wants adventure, etc).

This is a chance to introduce us to your characters’ normal, everyday lives. We must get to know the characters so we are invested in their lives before we disrupt them. Many erotic stories ignore the setup, which is okay if you are writing a simple sex scene, but if you are writing a longer story (anything over 5,000 words) you’d better make us care about your characters.

Even with short, short stories you can make us care about the characters, but that usually is tied in with the sex. Or not. There are a lot of junk stories out there that have nothing but sex. Why bother? I can find pornographic sex scenes literally anywhere on the internet. If I pay money for a story I want to think and feel!

#darotica Notes: #darotica was a term coined by fellow writer Alexa Sommers (@alexasommers on Twitter). This term identifies my own unique brand of erotica which focuses on cheating wives and cuckolding. In Japan, this is called netorare. I’ll be adding #darotica Notes as I make my way through this discussion so you can see my take on each element. In #darotica, the setup is almost always a slice of life of a fairly happy couple who may, or may not, be having trouble in the bedroom. It is important for me to show this connection so that the later disruption (a sexy male antagonist) comes as a shock to the wife or girlfriend AND the reader.

Inciting Incident

I did not come up with this term, but it is a very useful and an essential part of Someone Wants Sex.  Every successful story has a moment when the status quo, the world the MC lives in, gets disrupted. In my erotic stories, this moment is the introduction of what I call the ‘alternate love interest’. In your story, it will probably be the introduction of the main sexual interest for your main character. An ex-boyfriend calls unexpectedly, a hot babysitter meets the man of the house, or a bad boy biker saves a fiery lawyer. All of these are examples of sexy inciting incidents and, depending on the complexity of your story, it may or may not include actual sex. 

In fact, this may be a good time to have a Failed Sex Scene. This is a scene where not everything goes right. After all, real characters are not porn stars and even if you aren’t aiming for realism, a failed attempt to connect can add spice and drama to your story.

#darotica Note: My stories tend to be a reverse love story. That seems like a high minded concept, but it’s actually pretty simple. Instead of the couple getting together, they are driven apart by a male love interest. In most of my stories, the loving couple has sex (often Failed) in the beginning. The inciting incident is almost always the introduction of the other man. Not for everyone, but that’s my kink!

No matter what the inciting incident, it should force the characters to make a choice. This choice will propel the characters into the next part of your story where your heroine or hero comes face to face with the opposition, or Someone or Something that Gets in the Way!.

Next time, we’ll talk about Someone (or something that gets in the way). Until then, watch your favorite movie or read your favorite book. What is the setup? How is it unique? Can you spot the inciting incident?