You wrote what? Oh my…Isn’t that…taboo?
As authors of erotic romance we all remember that first time we told a close friend or family member what it is we write about. Sure, we may have tried to hide it for awhile, but after their constant probing us for information we finally had to give in and tell them what it is we spend so long typing away about, with naughty words and all. When members of my family, aunts, uncles and grandparents found out what I wrote you could have hears a pin drop. My mother, god love her was mortified that her daughter was so vocal (albeit in the written word) with such things as sexuality. I got a few ‘well good for you’ or ‘that’s just super’ comments but their look betrayed them and showed their true feelings of shock.
Let’s face it, not many people understand erotic romance. I’ve heard it be referred to as smut, porn or countless other things. For those of us who write and read erotic romance we know how far from the truth that really is. For many, erotic romance opens up a part of our soul and breaks free our inner most desires. Being not just a writer, but also a reader of it, I love how an author’s story can stir up all sorts of emotions in you as you feel as though you’re right there in the scene with the characters.
With all that being said, I wasn’t always a fan of erotic romance. It’s not that I had anything against it at all. The truth was that I never had read any. One day while browsing titles at our now ill fated Borders I came across a book and decided to give it a chance. I was hooked within the first few chapters. It wasn’t long before I found myself switching from my usual picks of Romance or Romantic Suspense to Erotic Romance. Oh sure I still like a good old fashioned romantic suspense or a plain old romance, but there is something about erotic romance that will always keep me coming back for more.
What book or author got you hooked on erotic romance? Was there an author or book that stood out to you and forced you to seek out more of their work? Tell us how you became a fan of the ever growing industry of erotic romance. Leave your comment below and thanks for sharing with us!
Happy Reading – Nicole Morgan