Giulia Napoli

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Giulia Napoli

Location: United States

Member Since: March 2017

Last online: April 2017

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Last Updated Mar 22, 2017

The Difficulty in Describing What I Write

I don't know exactly where to put or how to describe the stories and novels I write. I'm not sure how to categorize them. It seems I’m forever in search of the right labels for my books.

First off, I'm an erotica novelist. I've written two shorter works, but all 4 of my novels, and the soon-to-come 5th (Destiny Bound) are long – 60,000 to more than 100,000 words - about 400 paperback pages. There are a LOT of 7,000-word erotic stories out there that sell for about $3, and a big batch of 30 - 40,000 word erotic stories that sell for something north of $7. I have never charged that much for my 100,000 word novels. In fact, with Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited, you can read them for free. I make about $2.50 on each whole book read with Kindle Unlimited. If I translate what I make versus how long it takes to write a novel, my average hourly wage is about $1.80.

I try to tell a good story. No reader has ever said that I don't, and most praise the plot and character development of every book. I put my readers in the mind of my main characters, severely tempt the reader to love and care about my characters, and then take them for a rough ride.

I write about what I would call fetishes that are of interest to me: hair and haircutting, piercing, tattoos, body modification, tongue modification, teeth loss, mind warping and control, genital modification, sensory loss - including sight and hearing, paralysis, personal and physical evolution, and, yet to come, amputation, branding, pain-induced orgasm and so forth.

My themes include heterosexuality and female bisexuality. My settings are usually exotic or unusual. Some parts of my stories are beautiful, moving, loving, and romantic. Other parts are rough, brutal, controlling and sometimes horrifying.

I think there are better things to do with a female character than spanking her or fastening her in some complex, author-conceived contraption.

When I want a character unable to see, I don't blindfold her - I blind her. If I want her bound, I paralyze her. If I want her controlled, I go deeply inside her and play with her mind.

Those are both my kinks and my style. I've practiced about half of what I write in my own life. I want to deliver something different than the reader has seen before. That said, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO CALL IT.

If you have read any of my other books, I'd appreciate your ideas of how to market my work. I'm lucky in that I don't have to make a living at writing, so I can write what I want, not only what sells. But I want to reach more readers with my work.

Let me know what ideas you have. I'll be eternally grateful. I might even offer a chance to provide input to a next novel. Feel free, welcomed, and encouraged to write to me at msgiulianapoli@live.com. I promise to write back.

What do I call my novels? Where are my potential readers? What would you do?


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Thirty-something Giulia Napoli grew up in East Lansing, Michigan. She has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Journalism from a prestigious Great Lakes area university. While an undergraduate, Giulia studied abroad for three years - a year each in London, Florence, and Brussels. Her interest in the many forms of erotica started and grew during her time in Europe. Giulia writes contemporary adult fantasy - romantic erotica - with themes of submission, fetishes, body modification, unusual bondage, and both M/F and F/F sexuality, with an occasional ménage à trois thrown in. Her stories have frequent, surprising, unexpected, erotic twists. Her settings are often exotic and global in scope, reflecting the broad travel experiences of this creative author.

Gi is married to a brilliant, industrial scientist and senior executive. She has a four-year-old daughter. She and her husband live in a large metroplex in the Great Lakes region of the USA, not too far from the fictional, but fabled exurb, River’s Edge.

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