Today I want to blog about the erotic romance. The reason is because of the posts going back and forth in one of the groups I belong to. Some think it's porn but I'm here to tell you the difference. Erotic is not a bad word...and it most definitely is NOT porn. Of course, it all boils down to ones opinion. This one is mine.
I've written one erotic romance, "IT'S ALL IN THE JEANS". A play on words if you will, "IT'S ALL IN THE GENES"...get it? It took me a long time to cross over into that particular genre. I can't tell you how many times I'd type a certain word, go back later and change it only to switch it back again at a later date. I had a hard time getting over the thought that some words are bedroom words and should stay there. That and the fact it just wasn't ME. I'm a grandmother for goodness sake! But, let's face the reality of it, sex sells.
Eventually I was able to leave the words where they fell. Do I write steamy sex scenes? No, I write about two people falling in love, who make hot and heavy love. I use the actual words in my erotic romance.
Does my book have a story line? You bet! If you've ever seen a porn or read one of those books then you know there is NO storyline, no plot between the main characters leading up to them falling in love. Sex is the main focus of the story. They aren't romances. A romance is between two people.
I write romance.
What won't you find in my books? The female C word or the F word. In my opinion those are the bedroom words that need to remain there.
One author's opinion for what it's worth.