'"Colour. I see colour. I feel heat and pressure and the edges of everything become indistinct. I hover at the edge of a thought. When I fall over the edge I am surprised. Pleased. It is as if I have succumbed to colour. I am filled with it, and full of the idea of smell. My body pulses in the aftermath of this transformation.
This is my first orgasm. I can name it now. I can re-live it. But back then, at the beginning of things, there was no line between the colours and the heat and the scent."
When she was a child Krissy Kneen fell deeply, helplessly in love with her own sexuality. As a young woman she pursued her desires down whatever risk-strewn paths they led. Now, middle-aged and happily married, she remains driven by the need for orgasm, racked by obsessive lust, constantly in thrall to the temptation of pornography.
Could this be a problem?
'Affection is the true story of a woman, her body and the extraordinary adventures they've shared. (From the publisher's website.)
'I write because if I don't write I become incredibly sad. It is the one constant in my life. It is my place of escape. When I am not writing well I feel awful about myself. It is where I get my self esteem. Even though I have a great day job, I get no sense of achievement from it. The happiest moments of my life have come after finishing a major work like a book or a particularly good short story. I write to get that high back, I suppose. I also have this burning desire to write something truly beautiful and can't stop until I feel like I have achieved this.' (Source: Author)