About

About T.C.

T.C. Dale is a native Oklahoman with an adventurous streak. After attending university on both coasts, she moved overseas to Belgium where she earned her Masters in English, and spent six months in Germany working for an international game development company. Back in the U.S., she obtained her MBA in Information Systems Management. She makes her living fixing people’s problems and making computers play nice. In her spare time, she works out, runs, plays RPGs, and likes to cook.

Writing & Publications

In addition to adult fiction and erotica, T.C. studies religious philosophy. She has been referenced in The Paradox of God and the Science of Omniscience by Clifford A. Pickover, Wicca 333: Advanced Topics in Wiccan Belief by Kaatryn MacMorgan, and Satanism Today: An Encyclopedia of Religion, Folklore, and Popular Culture by James R. Lewis.

What is ‘Dark Fantasy’?

Genres are amorphous, slippery beasts. Ask a dozen writers to define one and you’ll get twice as many definitions. While there is merit in saying “don’t limit yourself to labels”, labels are still a convenient shorthand for letting readers know what to expect. “I write what I write” doesn’t tell people that they shouldn’t be here if they want inspirational romance or a lot of happy endings.
Alan Baxter gave a near-perfect definition of ‘dark fantasy’:
[…] a work is dark fantasy if it deals with any elements of fantasy and/or the paranormal in a way that studies the dark and frightening side of our nature, psychology and the weird, sublime and uncanny. If it doesn’t shy away from the gore and horror of its own darkness, yet doesn’t primarily aim to spook. If it has heroes that are not knights in shining armour, but people that sometimes have to do unsavoury things. If it has villains that aren’t necessarily all bad as well as villains that really are all bad. If it’s dark and twisted and delves into the depths of speculative fiction, without primarily aiming to scare or gross out its readers, then it’s dark fantasy.

What is ‘Erotica’?

‘Erotica’ refers to sensual, exciting stories dealing with sexual attraction, tension, and fulfillment.  The line between ‘erotica’ and ‘pornography’ is a subjective one.  In this author’s opinion, ‘erotica’ focuses on the sensuality and artistic description/rendering of an encounter — even if that encounter involves violence or controversial acts — rather than focusing on the performative aspects.  In other words, ‘erotica’ is meant to get you worked up, squirming, and hot and bothered, instead of just getting you off.

What is Power-Exchange Erotica?

I write both power-exchange and what I call ‘edge’ erotica. These are two different things, although they can overlap. ‘Power Exchange’ refers to erotica where there is a power difference between the participants, most commonly in the form of some sort of authority or hierarchy. BDSM, D/s (Domination/submission), teacher/student, and boss/employee are all examples of power-exchange situations. ‘Edge’ erotica does not, in this case, refer to edgeplay and sharp objects. Instead, I use this to refer to taboo types of erotica such as non-con (rape), incest, bestiality.  All of these fall outside of mainstream erotica categories and can be considered fringe (edge) at best.

How Do You Pronounce ‘Taig’?

Taig is properly pronounced like the ‘tig’ in ‘tiger’. However, I pronounce it ‘tayg’ (rhymes with ‘vague’).  It’s an Irish name, sometimes also spelled Tadhg, Taigh, or Tighe.

Writings and artwork on this website may contain material that is graphic, violent, sexual, or otherwise 'not safe for work'.