The Naked Spy – Pippa uncovered!
I used to be a man. Sort of.
When I started writing erotica I was an internet novice. There wasn’t the huge number of erotic writers we have now.
People weren’t promoting themselves on Twitter. Erotic writers had not taken things into their own hands, so to speak.
And, crucially, there had been no 50 Shades.
Erotica seemed to be very much by men and for men. (How wrong we all were!)
And so when I first wrote I chose a man’s name. Eddy Vale. I spelt Eddy like that just to tease a little – I figured it just could be a woman.
I chose Vale because, well, it was a veil.
I suppose I was a little bit embarrassed too. Almost ashamed. But not anymore.
I had my first novel, Odyssey of Desire, published in paperback. When I saw it on sale in a bookshop in 2006 I was over the moon. I still remember the feeling to this day.
That same year, I wrote another book and, now familiarising myself further with the internet, I got an American publisher.
Most publishers at the time cried out for a specific kind of erotica: spanking and BDSM, with a vulnerable female at the heart of the plot.
Both Odyssey of Desire and my new book, (then called) Swastika Binds, a super erotic spy thriller based during World War 2, followed this format.
But I took care with the central female characters. Maybe they started off vulnerable – but they did not stay that way for long.
And they always turn out the eventual winner, the survivor… The men were, well, a bit stupid. (Sorry, boys!)
Swastika Binds was produced in paperback by Pink Flamingo. I later repackaged it as an e-book, titled Holly’s Initiative.
Holly was repackaged but I was still Eddy.
I’ve now recreated Holly’s Initiative under its previous sub-title, The Naked Spy…
I love the story. It is a filthy ride filled with thrills, spills and the dirtiest sex.
It’s packed into a few short days. There are some great spy characters, a super sexy prostitute and the innocent abroad, Holly, who discovers her sexiness and her power.
Writing her scenes of sexual discovery pretty much blew my mind!
I’ve thrown down by trousers and pulled on my skirt!
The Naked Spy is finally published as a Pippa May book.
I’m liberated! I’m free! I’m woman!