RJ Horne - Indie Author

And it all started with a kiss in the school yard,

35 years ago…

Kara Ignition is based on an authentic story that flames this trilogy of books which describes in explicit detail, the polyamorous relationships, erotic pleasure, and love affairs most people only dare to indulge...

Greg Sheppard, for many years, searched for his childhood sweetheart, without success. Yet, years later, when on the brink of marrying the beautiful Tess Merchant, the long-lost first love, Kara, returns to his life with an unexpected connection. Kara, a divorcee in her late forties, sparked an ignition of an insatiable sexual appetite. What started as a 'once only' fun reunion, develops unexpectedly into a close friendship of passionate sex, fantasy, and an overwhelming desire for sexual exploration. Kara and Greg resolve to resist their pleasures and attempt to stay apart from one another as they each commit to a traditional, more "acceptable" lifestyle.

Greg's relationship with Tess Merchant, whom he adores and plans to marry, is heating, but he now finds the gorgeous Tess and the seductive Kara an incomprehensible realm of desire and conflicting emotion he struggles with.

For Greg and Kara, this hunger may devour both and destroy everything they once knew before they had met again…


This book contains prose that may arouse readers. Read with enjoyment.


“A read hotter than Fifty Shades…Loved the character of Kara and the sexting was exceptional… great read and looking forward to the next parts of this trilogy…5 stars.”  Cathy, IndieBooks Reviewer.

RJ Horne is a refreshing new author in this realm of erotic literature and adult romance.

A South Australian with a professional background spanning education, entertainment and community development industries, RJ Horne writes for the pleasure of others, reminds us to indulge our fantasies whenever possible and that sex, love and intimacy are forever important parts of our lives and relationships.

This author describes how becoming a writer of erotic romantic fiction, effectively “happened by stealth.”  A researcher and experienced writer, the style and stories based on true life encounters are riveting and unique.

After having experienced the ignition of finding a long lost first love when approaching ‘middle age,’ and a subsequent interest to observe and note the largely ignored passions and sexual challenges of mature adults, RJ Horne found that people’s stories kept “bumping in.”  Thus, the passionate desire to write and share stories about people; their lives, loves and complex relationships which were mostly untold, became overwhelming.

As such these intoxicating stories were born…

Who inspires you?  


Mostly those people we encounter each day and those who have listened to snippets, read our stories and dare “whisper” their own secret desires, fantasies, things that arouse them and the frank discussions about their relationships.

When did you first realise you wanted to be a writer?


Always loved writing, and each of us have a “writing history” of stories, professional writing in many forms. As writers of adult fiction,it started  in 2017.


How long does it take you to write a book?


First book 18 months. Second 6 months. Depends on other work commitments. We keep multiple projects “on the go” at the same time.


What is your work schedule like when you're writing?


We run at a 100% work load.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?


Capturing POV of both the men and women. Their emotions and thoughts from a real-life perspective. Telling stories of each character- separately, yet eventually connected into a rich connected tale.


How did you find the publishing process?


Harder than writing the stories! But a true learning process. Like anything new, learning each step and understanding the industry, requirements and specifications can be painstaking. But once you learn from mistakes and success- its stages are relatively simple.


Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?


Personal experience


When did you write your first book and how old were you?


2017-2019 - old enough!


What do you like to do when you're not writing?


Who has spare time?  Love reading, cooking, music, travel, fine wine, entertaining, motorsports, film, dance, sport (Football, tennis, basketball,), gardening, home design. Nothing better than a quiet escape to remote beach for writing. And of course- sex!


What does your family think of your writing?

They love it and are in awe of the research and learning and experiencing that has gone into my books.


What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

How much better you get, the more you do.


Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

Feedback has highlighted the characters, the nature of the story and how stimulating and arousing the story has been. A reader had not read a book in twenty years and could not put it down. Wants book 2!

There was compassion and understanding of each character. Especially the character of Greg Sheppard - he was a romantic and genuinely torn between two women - not the type cast male that may often happen in this genre. Has inspired some readers to have real discussions with their partner about fantasies, what each other really desire. “100 times hotter than 50 shades!”

Do you like to create books for adults? Why?


Adults, can relate to them. There are so many unspoken stories about real dilemmas about sexual and emotional connections between people/partners that really happen. These type of stories for mature adults are not for mere titillation or secret pleasure- but  more so to bring discussion to the surface and out of a stereotype or in an ‘underground’ culture. 


What do you think makes a good story?


Like any romance or first date. A great story makes a connection with a reader, finds a point in common, catches and affirms an emotion, interest, concept or belief and adds a touch of sexy intrigue or appetite for more. Tells a story that takes them from their current spot, to a place they’d love to be-or fear or the unimaginable in this time. Takes a reader on a journey, gives permission to dream, fantasise, escape, look, learn and also challenges their thinking, belief and even inspires them to take action. That’s a great story. One that makes the reader want to tell someone about it for a start. Evokes a statement and a conversation and in turn provokes thought, reflection, and desire- if only to another, to buy the book themselves! But hopefully much more!


As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up? 

Win. Be successful. Be kind, be nice, help people and the best we could be.


What are your plans for your future book/s?

Write as many as we can!

What tips would you share with other new writers about your learning?

Make sure you know your stuff; people can be very critical if the facts are wrong.

Don’t be overly influenced by the millions of on line tips for writers.


What were your inspirations?


The back story is that I am the Kara of the first story. Some of the text messages and exchanges within the story are exactly as experienced for me as a divorced woman on her own, who had near 4 years without a connection to anyone- either sexually or emotionally. Dating, or contemplating any connection with someone new after decades is like “exposure to the unknown pet shop of piranhas” and had not even been considered in the ‘post extreme disaster, recovery stage” of my life. The journey to learn how to find connections, take risks, deeply and honestly listen to yourself - your own needs and desires is so important for both men and women.


How did you decide on the characters in the book?

Because they exist. This stuff is real and happens every day. Tell their story.


What drew you to the subject matter or the characters?

Personal experience.  I  researched in the places that couples with fantasies explore. On line casual encounter sites and chatted. Visited swing clubs. Talked to friends and people we met. Talked to people. Listened.




Requests welcomed for further information about the author –

  1. Book copies for review and discussion

  2. Full media kit, inc images and Q&A about the book by the author

  3. Interviews can be arranged via Skype, phone or email.


Book is available for purchase upon release at all great Australian book stores and everywhere else awesome Australian writers are sold around the world.

Thank you for supporting new Independent authors in Australia,

and we welcome further communications with you in the future.

Kind regards,

Publicity Manager
Shawline Publishing Group

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