Hi Anya! Thanks so much for having me on the blog. I’ve decided to talk a little bit today about just how I came up with the wild and wacky world of my love-bots.
In the first installment of my Love-Bot series, Lust After Death, I created a new breed of humans—re-aminated corpses who don’t decomposed and can be programmed to behave in any manner the builder desires. My “steins” can be soldiers, industrial workers, lab rats, or sex-slaves. They’re the perfect sub-human creatures, built and used for the whims of man, but with the hope of free-will.
Part of the impetus of this world was the idea of technology interfacing with human consciousness. I live in Seattle, land of gadgets and megabites. My kids routinely tell each other to “pause” things like board games. A term once used for videotapes is now applied to real life—as if our existence were like a film on a screen. That we can either start or pause at our whim.
It wasn’t hard for me to imagine a mind run by computer chips. After all, so much of human communication now takes place with pixels and images. Many of my steins can interface remotely, sending text messages, or even full-on fantasies to another stein’s mind. These communications can be downloaded onto a server, or relayed for future use.
The other aspect of computers I used for my steins is the concept of “original programming.” My steins can be reprogrammed, but most are built with an initial operating system that they just can’t delete (at least without losing all their memories.) One of the biggest challenges facing my steins is whether to accept their original programming or attempt to change it.
Everyone knows how it feels to be “hardwired” with certain behavior. Some things from our youth we can’t seem to shrug off no matter how hard we try. For my steins, the issue of self-determinacy rises to the forefront. Can they be something other than what they were built for? Do they even want to change? And what will they have to give up if they break from their original programming?
Well, I started exploring those questions in Lust After Death, and approached them with a whole different pair of characters and problems in Studenstein. Check out the blurb below!
Thanks Anya! It’s been a blast. J
A man built for sex… A woman who wants more…
Freedom fighter Shani Brown is determined to drag the ungrateful Royce back to her team in Seattle. Despite his denial of mistreatment, she wants to give him a chance at a better life. Due to her horrific past as an unlicensed love-bot, Shani never plans to have sex again. But Royce’s makers punish him remotely with crippling pain. His only escape is to orgasm. Never one to turn her back on a job, Shani soon finds herself servicing him—and soon after, caring for him.
Love-bot Royce Harden wasn’t looking to be rescued, especially not from the San Francisco BDSM club where he was having a perfectly good time. But rescued he was—by a hellcat bent on delivering him to her people. As Royce starts to trust Shani, he begins to dream of freedom. But freedom comes with a price. Royce must face his vanity, his makers, and even the loss of his sexual upgrades if he’s going to be the man Shani deserves.
Birkenstock-wearing glamour girl and mother of two by immaculate conception, Daisy Harris still isn’t sure if she writes erotica. Her paranormal romances start out innocently enough. However, her characters behave like complete sluts. Much to Miss Harris’s dismay, the sex tends to get completely out of hand.
If you like science-y subplots, fantastical creatures, and red-hot chemistry, you’ll love Daisy Harris. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook and at www.thedaisyharris.com.