Guest Star: Giselle Renarde
I’m a huge fan of Giselle’s sexy fiction, so it is a real treat to share the news about her latest book The Other Side of Ruth. When Giselle isn’t writing insanely awesome smut, you can find her hanging out at Donuts and Desires.
Who Is Ruth and Why Should I Care?
A Guest Post by Giselle Renarde
I shouldn’t tell you any of this. You’ll hate me. Mind you, a lot of what I’m about to confess is widely available, in print, in my book Like It’s 1999: Diary of a Teenager in Love with a Teacher (yes, it’s really my real diary), so I guess I’ve got nothing to lose.
When I was in my late teens, I fell for a married man. I’m not even really into men anymore, but I was at that time and… you know… daddy issues…
I’ve heard since then that most affairs last six months. Ours went on for ten years. If you’ve read my Audrey and Lawrence stories, that’s the relationship they’re based on. It wasn’t my most bright and shining moment, but it’s not something I beat myself up about. It’s just something that happened.
His wife and I weren’t exactly best friends, but I did meet her on several occasions. She fascinated me at the time and, now that my tastes have shifted in the direction of women, I’m more interested in her than I ever was before. There was always something about her that set off my lesdar (like gaydar, but for lesbians?) and I wanted to write about her.
I’m not sure when it occurred to me to write a companion piece to Audrey and Lawrence, but I started writing The Other Side of Ruth in 2010. If you’ll kindly consult your calendar, you’ll see that it is now 2015. It’s never taken me this long to write a book, but this one’s special.
So, who is Ruth? She’s my fictionalized version of Lawrence’s wife, whose name I was about to type just now but Holy Anonymity, Batman! Let’s leave the poor woman alone. I honestly have no idea whether real-life Ruth is attracted to women. Nothing in this novel actually happened. It’s fiction. Actually, this is going to sound really strange, but it’s kind of me inserting myself into her life via my writing.
I have fantasies about this real-life Ruth woman. Probably because I feel like, if I could give her pleasures beyond her wildest imaginings, that would make up for the 10-year affair I had with her husband. The Other Side of Ruth is part ode, part apology, part speculation, part heartache, part sex.
Who is Ruth? She’s the woman whose husband I loved when I was a very young woman. And why should you care?
Hmm… not sure I have an answer for that one.
The Other Side of Ruth is available as an ebook published by eXcessica, and also in print.
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