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Erotic Thrillers are Making Hollywood Sexy Again

Erotic Thrillers are Making Hollywood Sexy Again

Posted by on May 18, 2014 in The Need | 0 comments

LOS ANGELES, California (May 6, 2014) – With many declaring the sex scene dead, Hollywood is pumping up its acquisition of stories that bring eroticism to a new edge.

The 90’s decade brought with it a slew of action-packed, sex-infused thrillers like Basic Instinct, Single White Female, and Bound only to be met with a lull. Perhaps demand had declined because of the rise of gratuitous nudity on the Internet or perhaps the sexual revolution had finally ended, but it became clear studios were no longer seeing the market potential. Now with movies like Enemy and Under the Skin receiving critical acclaim, and the much anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey set for release in 2015, could we be seeing resurgence to the genre?

Author Dorota Skrzypek seems to think that may be the case. On route to self-publishing her next book, The Need, she started getting multiple responses to her query letters, “I was doing my due diligence in the midst of having a clear path forward, but I’m grateful for other options.” Other options may be just what audiences are yearning for as they get saturated with one-dimensional comic book hero films and romance novels with predictable plots. “Erotica is not just sex. It’s an emotional tug-of-war, and writing cross-genre gives it enough twists to keep the audience guessing” Skrzypek says of her new adult, erotic thriller. With more Hollywood A-listers considering meatier, Oscar-worthy roles from independent film producers, The Need, may be poised perfectly for the changing marketplace.

Dorota Skrzypek is author of the chick lit series, Sex, Life, & Hannah. Her latest manuscript, The Need, about a college-aged girl that falls in love with the woman holding her captive, won the 2013 FRW Golden Palm for New Adult Romance. Currently being considered by top literary agents, buzz about the break-out novel calls it “one powerful piece of writing, creepy as hell.” This book will be the first published under Dorota’s pen name: S.L. Hannah.  The Need is based on screenplay written by Scott Frazelle. To find out more, please visit

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April 12 Thru April 13 Will Be Awesome

April 12 Thru April 13 Will Be Awesome

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in Book News | 0 comments


What’s so awesome about the weekend of April 12th thru April 13, 2014?

Aside from the fact that the final season of one of my favorite shows, Mad Men, is airing…I’m doing something I haven’t done since 2006: Exhibiting at the LA Times Festival of Books. For those of you that have been, you know it’s a book lovers paradise, and for those of you that haven’t…perhaps you should make a maiden voyage this year. Especially since I’m giving away FREE BOOKS.

That’s right, if you come to booth 914/915 April 12th thru April 13th, and flash me the fancy poster at the top of this post on your phone, I will personally hand you a free book. What book you ask? I can’t give it all away, but I can tell you there is “sex” in the title, and in the book. I can also tell you there will be bikers, babes, and Beatles fans roaming nearby if you’re looking for an interesting daytime party before you settle in on your couch with martini in hand to watch Don Draper do what he does best.

Worried you won’t be able to find this post on the day? Just follow me on Facebook or Twitter. See you in a couple of weeks!

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