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- Contemporary Romance: Romance novels that are set from 1950 to the present that focus primarily on the romantic relationship.
- Erotic Romance: Novels in which strong, often explicit, sexual interaction is an inherent part of the love story, character growth and relationship development and could not be removed without damaging the storyline. These novels may contain elements of other romance subgenres (such as paranormal, historical, etc.).
- Historical Romance: Romance novels that are set prior to 1950.
- Inspirational Romance: Romance novels in which religious or spiritual beliefs (in the context of any religious or spiritual belief system) are an integral part of the plot.
- Paranormal Romance: Romance novels in which fantasy worlds or paranormal or science fiction elements are an integral part of the plot.
- Romantic Suspense: Romance novels in which suspense, mystery, or thriller elements constitute an integral part of the plot.
- Young Adult Romance: Romance novels in which young adult life is an integral part of the plot.
For me they are spot on when it comes to erotic romance, which is why I always say the reader shouldn’t be able to skip the sex scenes, but especially in erotic romance.
Now the difference between erotic romance and erotica is not always as clear for some readers. Below is my definition.
- Erotica: A story were explicit sexual interaction is an inherent part of one or more character’s journey, but where romance may, or may not, be present.
So, do you agree? Do these definitions help clear things up for you? Maybe they raise more questions?
Want to learn more about writing hot? Well, you’re in luck! I’m teaching my Pumping Up The Sexual Volume class again this summer July 10th-23rd. If you are interested, be sure to check it out: http://sorchamowbray.com/events/pumping-up-the-sexual-volume-2/
And of course, you can follow me on Social Media to hear when class sign-ups open. I hope you’ll join me!
There are well over a million words in the English language. But finding a thesaurus that actually offers alternative words has been something of a challenge for me. And that doesn’t even cover slang terms. So, let’s have a conversation about other words for the Penis.
We know some of the more common alternatives found in the various genres of erotic romance:
- hard on*
*though these really refer to the state of the appendage in question, not so much the appendage itself
Then there are some of the less sexy, but still common terms:
- pee pee
I’m sure there’s more…but, what I really want to know are some of your favorite “purple prose” and slang terms used in lieu of penis.
Love Muscle still cracks me up, not that I’ve seen that in a book. But still, it kills me. 🙂
So, fess up. What are some of your favorite words for the male appendage?
This month I’ll be teaching an online workshop for RWA San Diego. It’s all about writing hot. So, whether you are trying to figure out how to write erotic romance or maybe just want to spice up your love scenes a bit, come check out my online workshop. It starts March 17th, so there is plenty of time to sign-up still.
Have you ever read your sex scenes and thought, eh? Do you pick up other author’s books and wish you could write those scorching hot love scenes? Maybe you just want to turn up the sexual heat a notch or two in your own writing? Then this is the class for you.
In Pumping Up The Sexual Volume we are going to talk about how to develop a sex scene step by step, give you some tools to accomplish just that, and then give you a chance to try it all out in a safe place where feedback will be provided.
Once this class is done you should be able to write sizzling hot love scenes that include:
- Simmering sexy kisses
- Ovation worthy oral sex
- Mind boggling intercourse
And it will all be done with purpose. This class is intended to be writing intensive, so get your fingers warmed up and your muses ready and raring to go!
CAUTION: This course is about sex. I will use graphic language and we may discuss sexual acts that you personally are uncomfortable with. Everyone has their comfort zone. I will do my best to keep the discussion on topic and pertinent to the class, but if you write inspirational or sweet romances—this is probably not the class for you. Consider yourself warned.
Date: March 17th – April 4th
Cost: $30.00 (RWA-SD members) / $35.00 (non RWA-SD members)