m jane colette writes tragedy for people who like to laugh, comedy for the melancholy, and erotica for men and women who like their fantasies real. She believes rules and hearts were made to be broken; ditto the constraints of genres. The result? “A whole new sub-genre of her own… social realist erotica that’s frenetic and complex and funny and very well observed.”
Also, smoking hot. Which is still the most important thing in erotica, romance… and, life?
A poster child Gemini, she is, most of the time, at least two people. Her left-brain persona sold out long ago. She wears severely-cut suits of black, blue and only that shade of green (“No, not that shade—have you seen the colour of my hair and eyes? Please. Let’s coordinate.”) and spends a lot of time in board rooms, offices, and “war rooms” (what a name!) parsing lies. It’s a living.
(But, oh, what a plethora of source material…)
Her right-brain persona longs to be an iconoclast and an artist. When nobody’s looking, she writes poetry.
The “too smart to be porn too dirty to be literature” erotic romance Tell Me (Harper Collins, 2015) was her left side’s and right side’s first collaboration. Since then, she (they?) has continued to create genre-defying novels, including Consequences (of defensive adultery), Cherry Pie Cure, and Text Me, Cupid.
You: What’s with this talking about yourself in the third person thing?
Me: My therapist says it’s a coping-defensive-distancing technique. But it doesn’t do a lot of harm.
You: You sure? Cause it’s kind of creepy.
Me: Don’t judge me.
They’re both inordinately fond of parentheses, em-dashes and non-sequiteurs.
Left: It’s how you knock ‘Them’ off-balance, before you move in for the kill.
Right: It’s how you defy the grammar-unartists and let language sing.
They have the same taste in shoes.
Left: It’s more of a fetish.
Right: Definitely a fetish. And not a cheap one. That’s why I let her sell out, by the way.
They’re overwhelming and exhausting.
You: I bet.
Me: You don’t know the half of it, sister.
Exhausting. But they give a hell of an interview, don’t you think?
Get to know them better at:
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GENRES were made to be BROKEN
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ABOUT THE BOOKS:
- TEXT ME, CUPID
- CHERRY PIE CURE
- TELL ME
- ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS
- QUEER CHRISTMAS IN COWNTOWN
- SCREW CHOCOLATE