EROTICA HISTORICAL FICTION ROMANCE
19th Century,Contemporary,Across Centuries
It's a tale of love, lust, romance, and passion covering numerous generations of a wealthy American family, including a haunting of an erotic nature. The main focus is on a pair of lovers in the mid-1800s, though it finishes in the present.
The narrator, a woman with an unusual form of ESP, tells a tale of many generations of her family. Her main focus is a pair of soul mates who lived in the mid-1800s, though she details an erotic haunting that began after their deaths.
The narrator tells the story of the romantic reunion of the pair of soul mates when their spirits meet again in the present day.
Charleston, South Carolina
Based on a True Story
Plot - Premise
Plot - Other Elements
Mature Audience Themes
Main Character Details
Name: Josiah Jackson
Key Traits: Masculine,Sexy,Engaging,Romantic,Heartthrob,Seductive
Additional Character Details
Name: Melissa Jackson
Key Traits: Modest,Charming,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Romantic,Seductive,Complex,Sexy
Additional Character Details
Name: Amanda Lee
Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Sexy,Empathetic,Engaging,Funny,Romantic,Sophisticated
Additional Character Details
Name: Joshua Farley
Key Traits: Masculine,Charming,Sexy,Engaging,Faithful,Romantic,Heartthrob,Educated,Honorable
Passionate Spirit is a tale of romance, full of love, lust, and of course passion. It's set against the backdrop of the story of the Jacksons and their descendants, an immensely wealthy family who settled in America well before the Revolutionary War. Unbeknown to everyone outside their clan and most within it, their wealth was originally obtained through nefarious skulduggery, though later they became well-respected icons of the American capitalistic system. Their history, including a haunting of an erotic nature long a closely guarded family secret, is told by a current member of the family who's able to see the past and gain knowledge of the present in ways beyond the normal range of human senses. Her main focus is a tale of two soul mates whose intense love for one another transcends the boundaries of the mortal human body, though they revel in the pleasures of the flesh whenever possible. This sweeping saga involving numerous generations will introduce the reader to many fascinating characters, each in their own way possessed of a passionate spirit.
ROMANCE, FANTASY, DRAMA
Amanda details her family's unique abilities. Part of their legacy is of the haunted family house. All the women in her family that look like their great, great , great grandmother Melissa have illicit sexual relationships with their great great great grandfather's ghost.
Authors Writing Style: GOOD
Franchise Potential: FAIR
Accuracy of Book Profile
Yes, the book profile accurately reflects the book.
Draw of Story
The story has lots of supernatural elements like haunted houses, ghosts and long lost love. There story is written well, drawing the audience in from the beginning.
The story is essentially an erotic, incestual story that should be described as sexual assault. Josiah's ghost is enthralling his descendants, thinking their his dead wife and having sex with them. Some seem willing but his daughter was not. Amanda tries to tell him she is his granddaughter but doesn't get the chance before her legs are pried open. This happens to generations of his descendants and no one seems to have a problem with it. They all seem pleased with the mind shattering pleasure they receive from him knowing he's their ancestor. This would be difficult to get past to understand the story. There is no real plot outside of the many, many sexual encounters that are explained.
Use of Special Effects
THE STORY RELIES A LITTLE BIT ON SPECIAL EFFECTS
Primary Hook of Story
The hook is that Amanda learns of the haunting of her ancestral home when her great, great, great grandfather appears believing she is his dead wife. Amanda begins an intense sexual relationship with him that has occurred with many generations of her family members. This would draw audiences for the steamy sex scenes but the incest immediately deflects from it.
This would not have a large fanbase because this story is filled with incest and sexual abuse. Consent is up for questioning because of the nature of the story.
This does not have awards potential. The main focus of the story is the sex and illicit details of the encounters with Josiah. There is not much of a story around it.
Similar Films/TV Series
SAVAGE GRACE, FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, 365 DAYS
What’s New About the Story
The story is original because it's an erotic story surrounding a ghosts and generations of a family. It also entails a man sodomizing the female descendants of his family. If he was not their ancestors, this would be more entertaining. There needs to be more of a resolution to the story. At the moment, it's just a lot of sex scenes and retelling of Josiah and Melissa's love story.
The lead character stands out for her acceptance of her unusual circumstances. She is in an incestuous relationship with her ancestor and looks forward to it. Amanda also introduces her other family members to Josiah and his attentions. None of the woman try to find a way to stop this situation either. They pass the information down like a legacy.
Uniqueness of Story
This is a rare story but not a gem. The erotic, haunted house story is intriguing but the incestuous element is turns it into a different story. Josiah is having sex with his family members. Even though he might not be aware because he is a ghost and think they are his wife, the woman are. It introduces themes of sexual assault, incest and mental illness. Without the familial connection and a more developed plot, this could be a popular story.
Film: Streaming, Indie, Studio TV Series: Cable, Streaming, Limited Run / Mini-Series
WORK IN PROGRESS
While the story has many positive points, it has room for improvement (see possible paths below). If you can't change the story at this point, my suggestion is using your notes as a guide to highlight the best aspects of it when taking the next steps, either putting a pitch page together, a treatment, or a presentation.
Tips for Improvement
For this to be a consider, the incestual relationship needs to change. Amanda could have bought this house and renovated it when she is drawn to Josiah's painting and he appears. There needs to be clear consent on her part as well. The generations of family that have sexual encounters should also be removed because of the incest and question of consent. It makes for a very uncomfortable story. It could be a steamy, paranormal story which are popular in books but incest will not gain this story wide spread popularity.