I’ve talked about a lot of my stories and writings over the years and not once have I ever been embarrassed by anything I have written. I would have shown anyone any of my writings, including my dark days of Hannah Montana fanfiction where Miley and her dad got it on. Then I wrote this…
Not that I am embarrassed, at all; it’s just sometimes people don’t understand and automatically assume that because you write something it automatically becomes personal, especially with a self-published writer. No one questions Stephen King and him killing off people. Everyone questions when an indie author writes a romance because it has to be based on some sort of reality. I don’t know how many times I had to tell my dad that my books are not some deeply hidden feelings I harbor for someone.
Okay, maybe Jennifer Stone and Emily Osment; but definitely not the bookworm in Something Wilder. And clearly not the cruise director in Dark Waters Ahead. Remember, not everything I write is based on reality; just like Stephen King. If I kill someone off in a book, doesn’t mean I want them dead in real life. Same with sex, just because I write about a person I know having sex doesn’t mean I want to have sex with them.
With that said… Irresistible Seduction is a real person fanfiction based on the musical group, Fandango. And there… I said it. This story has been published for a while now on Wattpad and has been my dirty little secret because I am friends with the members of the group, especially the main character, Sandra.
Years before I started writing this story, my wife and I went to Monterrey, Mexico, and spent the weekend with Sandra and got to know her family. When the group decided to make a reunion come back, Fandango was back on the radar, and the inspiration for another real person fiction was born. This time using Sandra, her family, and the members of the group. I wrote it and posted it on Wattpad as I wrote. There were no other edits other than the first very rough draft.
I never thought it would amount to anything other than a story I wrote. Meanwhile, it had taken a life of its own on Wattpad. The first chapter went up October 27, 2019, and since then it has over 3,300 reads. Honestly, I think it is one of my most popular stories. Could it be the subject matter?
The story is about a young boy whose parents were murdered. He goes to live with a family. As he grows up to become a man, the woman who raised him becomes attracted to him. After being caught and going their separate ways, the two of them are reunited thirty years later and the feelings are still there. So you have potential, but not a real mother/son forbidden relationship that exists. Maybe that is why this story became popular? I doubt anyone on Wattpad knows who Fandango is, so it couldn’t be that.
When the book gets its next edit, I will be revising the story to change names and a few characteristics of the group to work this novel into a fictional romance instead of a FanFic.