Let’s have tea with author Christian Pan

Hello Tea Time readers! Let’s meet Christian, shall we?

Christian is a bisexual writer who loves reading and creating stories about all kinds of sex. While some of these stories are memories and some are fantasies, most exist along the edges in-between.

Today we are exploring two of Christian’s erotic pieces, The Hitchhiker and Stress Relief!

The Hitchhiker by Christian Pan

The Hitchhiker is a tale that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality.

Debra starts her journey on an unexpected road trip. After hours alone in her car, she explores many erotic fantasies to titillate her imagination. Just like our mind goes from one thought to another, her imagination plays out different scenarios.

But the one that keeps coming back is the hitchhiker!

Cover art by Lauren Rae

Here is a taste of the Hitchhiker:

In the rearview, she sees the hitchhiker lower his hand and peer over his shoulder,

perhaps wondering if Debra and her car are a hallucination, as no one seems to be driving this

stretch of road this time of night.

It’s late. Dark. Isolated. No one around for miles.

Okay, decision-making time, Deb.

Hefting his army bag over one shoulder, the hitchhiker begins a light jog toward her car.

Debra leans over and opens the passenger-side door before he gets there. He leans down and

greets her…

Q: What inspired you to write a story from the female perspective?

A: The idea for this story actually sprung from a brief exchange with an old friend of mine, who told me what she thinks about when she sees a hitchhiker along the side of the road. She only told me a sentence or two, so I tried to fill in the rest of the gaps from my imagination.

I like shifting the perspective in my stories between different characters, including women and men. Some of my stories begin with a memory, or a personal experience; sometimes it´s inspired by a story someone tells me, other times it´s completely made up. But usually, each story is a mixture of all these things, borrowing from different sources or origins.

Q: As I read the story, I thought the story was a great intro to erotic horror. Do you write or have you thought about writing in erotic horror?

Oh, thank you! That´s kind of you to say.

Generally, I write within a “realistic setting”. I tend to locate my stories either in the present moment, or I shift it to 30+ years ago in New York City, a series of stories that I think of as my “historical” pieces. Even though for some that is not that long ago, so many businesses, restaurants, cafes, and art spaces are no longer around from that time. The writing can be a kind of time-capsule, trying to capture a bit of what the city was like from that time (at least, the city that I knew).

Recently, I have been experimenting with some other forms and storylines, which might qualify for “erotic horror”. I´ve written a couple of stories that are inspired by Greek mythology, “The Clags” and “Goat Rave“, which can be a little sinister. I´ve also begun serializing a science-fiction erotic series, “The Rivals: Beta Testing” and “The Rivals: Courtney“, which I see will unfold over six or seven more chapters. The Rivals are these sex androids who are rebelling against their human owners. Both are pretty dark, suspenseful, different than the other, more realistic stories I´ve written so far.

Stress Relief by Christian Pan

Have you ever fantasized about angry sex? The humiliation kink? What about sen in a public place?

In Christian Pan’s stress relief, he offers a front-row seat in a story of strangers who unite over a common vexing cause as they wait to board their flight. Their anger fuels their attraction and sexual energy swirls around them.

As heat builds between these strangers, the clock is ticking toward their nearing flight and their chance to find release.

Cover art by Lauren Rae

Here’s a taste of Stress Relief:

She squeezed my thigh, then moved her hand closer to my hip. I crossed my leg, hoping

to hide my stiffening cock from the other waiting passengers, though not necessarily from her. I

swallowed. My mouth was dry.

“Uh, what are you doing?”

“You want me to stop?”

I shook my head.

She just sat there, looking at me, squeezing my thigh. My breath grew slower, and deeper.

Then she continued in a voice only for me.

“I think this is one of the reasons I got into energy work. I´m so fascinated by how energy

and emotional states just kind of blur into one another. Like mixing paint. Violence and desire,

love and anger. These are more similar than you think.”

Q: Any time politics are involved in a story, it´s difficult to not have it overshadow the chemistry between the characters. What were some of the methods you employed to balance the erotic and the political?

Very true: overt politics in a story (including erotica) can be a risk. At the same time, that was part of the challenge: how can I try to make it work?

The opening dialogue at the airport between the two strangers is almost verbatim, during a flight I took west. For me, this was my horror story: people blasting the volume up on their phones, with their hateful rhetoric, and demanding to be treated “like a friendly neighbor”. Would they extend the same courtesy to me, if I were watching some porn?

The second part of the story was where I used my imagination. I knew I wanted to transform this into an erotic story, somehow. I also knew that sometimes, when one is angry or frustrated, when tempers are “revved up”, that that can be a close cousin to sexual arousal.

Some readers have suggested I should not include that opening, with the overt political conversation. They say that this may repel some readers from purchasing or enjoying my work. But for me, that is fine. I can´t be an effective writer, if I´m worrying about every single reaction from every single possible person. Ultimately, I need to stake out a position, and follow my own interest.

Q: Which kink did you enjoy exploring most in this story? And why?

I´m always curious about that chemistry that we can sometimes find with other people. Sometimes, it is easier to be intimate with a stranger, because one knows in advance that one will never see them again: it gives a certain kind of permission to perhaps act a certain way, speak or reveal parts of ourselves that we wouldn´t with someone that knows us better. Humans are so strange! But at the same time, I revel in these kinds of nuances, these quirks and oddities, these contradictions within human nature. Makes me feel there´s always a character or a situation to write about.

Thanks so much for having tea with us, Christian.

To know more about Christian, and to check out his erotic collection visit his site. https://www.christianpanerotica.com/

New release shoutout with author Linda O’Connor

Love and the Hockey Heist, going live on June 12, is the second book in the series. It starts out with the theft of a treasured travel alarm clock and that triggers a hilarious series of events when Dr. Piper Roblin tries to steal it back! It involves a fake engagement with popular pro hockey player, Brent Dean. The theft of a travel alarm clock is based on a real-life experience of mine. I never did get it back, but turns out, it’s a fun premise for a story.

I also love escape rooms with the challenge of clues to decipher and puzzles to solve. I thought I’d weave that type of white-collar crime mystery into a romance. Add in a smart, sassy doctor and a swoon-worthy professional hockey player, and the stage is set for a fun, clever hockey caper. All of the (stand-alone) stories in this series will have an element of white-collar crime – like a cozy mystery without murder!

Blurb from Love and the Hockey Heist ~ 

Dr. Piper Roblin is peeved. She’s pretty sure her new neighbour stole her travel alarm clock. It may not be worth much, but it has sentimental value. Piper hatches a plan to get it back, but her plan relies on Brent Dean, popular forward of the Brighton Edge hockey team, to finagle a dinner invitation to gain access to her neighbour’s house.

Brent thought the invite from the stunningly beautiful cardiologist was based on a thoughtful gesture to welcome new neighbours to Brighton. He didn’t realize the gig included subterfuge, thievery, and a fake engagement. But he didn’t get to where he is without a lot of hustle and determination, and since he’s always up for some fun, let the games begin.

Enjoy an excerpt from Love and the Hockey Heist ~ 

“I need a fiancé.” Piper Roblin tucked her purse under the stool and sat down heavily. Her shoulder-length hair, the colour of rich dark chocolate flounced around her heart-shaped face. Her three best friends, already seated at the workstations waiting for the cooking class to begin, turned and stared at her with identical expressions: open-mouthed shock. 

Bailey Jansen, a dermatologist with an adventurous spirit, and the most outspoken of their group, was the first to recover. “Excuse me?”

Piper pulled back her shoulders, trying to make the most of her one-hundred-fifty-seven-centimeter height, and raised her chin. “I need a man, a hockey player to be exact.” 

Bailey grinned at the determination in Piper’s brown eyes and waved a hand. “I’ve been saying the same thing for months.”

They looked expectantly at Abigail Clark, a levelheaded emergency room physician, who sat at the workstation in front of them beside the fourth pea in their pod, Sierra Westlake, a serious-minded general surgeon. 

“Why are you looking at me like that?” Abigail asked.

“Two words. Del Braebury.” Bailey pointed at the impressive diamond ring on Abigail’s left hand. “You’re engaged to the captain of the Brighton Edge hockey team.”

“You can make it happen,” Piper said. 

Sierra raised a hand. “Whoa. Let’s just pump the brakes here. Why do you need a fiancé? Last I heard you were too busy being the chief of cardiology to worry about dating, never mind planning a wedding. And didn’t you say that your parents are big on the whole pre-arranged marriage idea?”

Piper waved that aside. “This is just temporary. I have no intention of settling into a relationship. I accepted an invitation to a dinner party, but the only reason I was invited was because I sort of mentioned that my fiancé played for the Brighton Edge.”

Sierra shook her head. “What? Why would you do that?”

“I was backed into a corner.” Piper gritted her teeth. 

Bailey laughed. “I hear you, sister. You don’t know how many times I’ve needed to use that.”


“No, never. How did that even come up?”

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Award-winning author Linda O’Connor started writing romantic comedies when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at a local home décor store. Her books have enjoyed bestseller status. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic. She shares her medical knowledge in fast-paced, well-written, romances – with an unexpected twist. Her favourite prescription to write? Laugh every day. Love every minute.

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