- 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?
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As a result of all the upheaval I’m not eating healthy and exercise is out the window. I’m back to my heaviest weight and feeling decidedly unsexy.
But, we are almost done and that means I am going to have to get my life back on track. Of course that means refocusing on diet and exercise, but that takes time. In the meantime I have to live in this body,
and the truth is, I want to feel better in the short term. I want to feel sexy and fabulous again.
How does one go about that? Is it as simple as some personal pampering? A haircut? A manicure? A long soak in a hot tub? Maybe all those things. Guess I’ll have to see what works. Any suggestions for how you bring the sexy back when your tank is running on E?
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Sixteen years of laughter.
Sixteen years of good times.
Sixteen years of everyday romance.
Sixteen years of love.
I was lucky enough to marry my best friend. The person I can’t wait to tell things. The person I love to watch movies or binge on TV shows with. The person who can always make me laugh…even when I don’t want to. The person I always have fun with and the person who romances me every day. In little ways. The only man I love.
And I totally had to include this one because, well our hair looks like it’s on fire. LOL!
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It’s been a wild week and half for this author. I drove a round trip of 30 hours from my home state to Savannah, GA for the final year of Authors After Dark, and it was AMAZING!
Yes, there needed to be a word in all caps. I shouted that shit. I’m not embarrassed to say so either. When you get a chance to sit with two awesome authors in the BDSM Erotic Romance world *coughs* Joey W. Hill and Jenny Trout/Abigail Barnette *coughs* then you have a reason to shout.
When you get to sit on a panel with said authors and talk the life of a BDSM author, discussing all the marvelous and crazy stigmas that come with the title – let’s just say at some point I began to think I was living in a dream. I’ve been pinching myself for the last 3 days. Especially after Jenny Trout gave me a bracelet securing me to Neil Elwood for the rest of my life (I haven’t taken it off since).
Reader/Author Conferences are a magical place everyone should have a chance to enjoy. Not all of them are marvelous, but a couple I’ve been to this year have provided nurturing, welcoming atmospheres for readers and authors alike. There’s a breadth of knowledge shared at these cons, and all you have to do to earn it is be present and involved. From discussions about what readers are looking for to invites to anthologies – something otherwordly tends to take place at these events. Not to mention the special connection of sharing a love of a fandom, playing Cards Against Humanity, and confirming you’re going to hell thanks to a love for Hot Jesus (Amen). I will never stop encouraging authors to go. Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been at the game awhile, getting into a Con should be on your list. Make it a priority. I won’t lie these events can cost some money, but the experience is everything.
I’ve got a couple more I’m planning to attend in 2016. Including:
ORACON ~ Springfield, MO ~ September 17th, 2016
Readers and ‘Ritas – Allen, TX ~ November 11-13, 2016
There’s still time to get involved, especially if anyone is interested in seeing what these things are all about. Who knows maybe I’ll see a few of you there.
Hello all! I’ve been working away like a little bee behind the scenes to republish the Sexy to Go anthologies. I am happy to say I am 2/3 of the way done. Readers all over the world can now find them on Amazon and other platforms. Soon, they will also be on All Romance Ebooks as well. So, it’s time to celebrate! What better time to get all holiday riled up than July?
‘Round about this time of year I start getting Christmas carols in my head. Yeah, I know, the barometer says it’s 80 or more and there isn’t any chance of a snowflake in sight. But, my brain tells me that it’s almost time for fall. And you know what happens after that? Yep, the holidays!
This year I have a very good excuse. I’m done uploading Sexy to Go Christmas edition and I can share with you the new buy links. So come join in my holiday madness. It’s just as contagious but way more fun than a head cold. 🙂
Enjoy! And ho ho ho!
Sexy to Go, Christmas Edition
11 Holiday stories to jingle your bells….
The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without a spanking Santa, a reindeer shifter and a horny Yeti. Get warm and cozy and find out for yourself what a cowboy really wants for Christmas!
The 12 Kinks of Christmas by Ella Dominguez
The weather outside might be frightful, but the holidays for Butterfly and Sir has never been so delightful. The countdown to Christmas begins and their kinky, fun-filled nights are spent doing things they’ve only fantasized about.
Riding Dasher by Jocelyn Dex
When Lea moves to Christmas Town for a fresh start, she doesn’t expect to meet a man who makes her burn for his touch. But when she learns what he is, will she run screaming or believe in magic and fall in love?
It is What it Is by Virginnia De Parte
All Breton wants for Christmas is to make love to Gemma in the sunlight – instead of always fumbling around in the pitch dark, as she insists. Can he get his wish?
A Cowboy’s Christmas Wish (One Night With A Cowboy) by Sorcha Mowbray
When rancher Ford Grayson saunters out of Melissa Adams’ past and into her bar, she’s determined to take him for a ride and kick him to the curb. Payback’s a bitch. But, the cowboy is determined to make his very own Christmas wish come true.
Yuletide Sparks by Shiloh Saddler
Marcus is tasked with finding the perfect yule log. His Christmas holiday will last as long as the log burns. The stakes are high. He wants every hour he can get in his lover’s arms.
To Capture a Yeti by Eva Lefoy
An ambitious reporter is determined to prove to the world Yetis exist, even at the cost of her life. But when she’s confronted with the truth, will she choose fame and fortune or keep the secret and the man she desires all to herself?
Santa’s Christmas Present by Daisy Banks
Honesty is its own reward or so it is said. Vivian discovers sharing her secret need with Santa brings the kind of glow she’s always dreamed of, and Santa finds a gift he didn’t know he wanted.
Bovine Matchmaker by Haley Whitehall
A milk cow wanders into the Confederate camp and Russell decides to bring her back to her owner. To his surprise, the woman happens is eager to have company for Christmas.
Daughters of Astra: Locke’s Gift by Pamela Moran
Dealing with half-mortals and their insistence on the full truth has Locke scrambling as Christmas approaches. Will his and Jolie’s romantic bliss survive his necessary lies of omission?
Breaking in the Sofa by Sotia Lazu
It’s Ric and Lexis first Christmas living together, and they have a brand new sofa they need to break in.
Login: Failed by Sofia Grey
It’s the best sex Cody’s ever had. Shame it’s with a girl who only exists in his dreams.
You know that one time you forgot you wrote that book?
What? You haven’t done that?
Maybe it’s just me. *Glances around nervously*
So I was poking through some old folders and apparently I wrote almost an entire book–70,000 words worth!–I forgot about.
Oh, and the best part? It’s quite the cheeky plot!
It’s a historical romance about The Earl of Stonemere and his unwanted bride Lady Theodora Lawton. Since he unexpectedly inherited the title and a bride to boot, he is determined to have one of those very polite society marriages…but she wants so much more. And more spankings are chief on her list.
Here’s an unedited little section where Theo is trying to convince her husband-to-be that they should get to know each other better.
As the first strains of the waltz sounded around them she held her breath. The improper thoughts she’d harbored for this man, since the first time she spied him, bubbled over after nearly two years. Notions of his lips on her skin—and not just her wrist or hand, no her thoughts strayed far more scandalous places such as her neck and her breasts—titillated and caused a throbbing dampness between her legs that was decidedly uncomfortable.
His big, firm hands tightened on her waist and her hand as he stepped into her body. The unseemly closeness of the waltz disconcerted her as he practically pressed her breasts to his chest. It was not the time to discuss their future considering how addled her thoughts were, yet it had proven to be her only time thus far. The dratted man failed to linger near her after their first dance and she expected no less upon the end of this set.
“My lord.” She ventured as he spun her around. “I wish to speak with you about our future.”
He looked down at her with those glittering green eyes. “By all means, what do you wish to speak of?”
She swallowed her fear and pressed ahead. “I believe that this marriage contract is as foreign a concept to you as it was to me when my father informed me of its existence.”
“Indeed, quite foreign.” He looked impassive as they continued whirling around.
She took a deep breath and attempted to let her sincerity shine through. “While I’d hoped that a solution might present itself to save us from this arrangement I lament the hopelessness of praying for divine intervention that will never appear.” She bit her lip. Damn it, she was mucking this up as badly as she had feared.
“It would appear we lack any hope for such divine intervention.” Not a single eyelash flickered on his chiseled countenance.
He humored her and the arrogance, the sheer indifference, made her blood surge and her cheeks warm. It certainly could not be from some unladylike attraction to the man. No, she refused to believe it was anything other than annoyance. “I propose that perhaps we might use these last few weeks to acquaint ourselves with each other. After all, it would seem there is no other recourse for either of us. I realize that you may well have had another choice of bride in mind since you were not meant to be the original heir, however, under the circumstances I dread the idea of marrying a complete stranger.”
“And so you propose with no recourse that we should acquaint ourselves?” The faintest hint of a smile danced around the edges of his lips before flitting away.
Really, did the man need to be so maddening? Continually parroting her words back? “That is what I suggested, my lord.” She restrained the urge to cease dancing and stomp her foot. It would make little noise in her flimsy dancing slippers and only serve to hurt her appendage as well as her pride.
So, who knew? I have an almost completed book I need to think about doing something with! LOL!
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