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3rd Grand Prize: A Large Swag Pack
Hello, and welcome to the Romancing the Hop Blog Hop! I’m here today to talk about romance, and why it’s important in erotic fiction.
Sometimes I think people really have a misconception about what I write. While yes, I do write pure erotica, about eighty percent of my work is erotic romance. So what exactly does erotic romance mean, anyway?
In my mind, erotic romance is a romance novel with graphic descriptions of sex. I don’t see erotic romance as being different from inspirational, historical or other subgenres in this way; all of them are romance novels with SOMETHING.
I’ll give you an example: in Impact, our hero, professional bull rider Conner Raub, has realized he’s fallen head over heels in love with the heroine, Jessica Talbot. But first he has to find her! When he does (these bull riders are as bull-headed as the bulls they ride), he needs to tell her he’s in love with her…
“Tell me you believe me. Tell me you believe I love you,” he rasped, his teeth scraping her lobe.
“I believe you.” She caught his head in her hands and gave him a short, hard kiss. “I love you too.”
“I was hoping you’d say that,” he answered, his voice husky. Drawing her to him, he groaned. “I wanna be inside you so bad. I wanna make love to you until you can’t walk.”
I wouldn’t consider that passage out of place in any non-erotic romance novel. The characters in erotic romance novels fall in love with each other just like in any other romance novel, they just happen to start from a more physical place than non-erotic romances do. And truthfully, I believe that’s the way the world really is. I mean, when was the last time you heard about two people dating for three or four weeks before their first kiss? It’s far more common to hear three or four weeks in reference to the first sex.
So what do you think? Why is the romance side so important in erotic fiction?
One winner will get a signed set of Romance Trading Cards from Cold As Ice, as well as an e-copy of Head Games. Both books are part of my Buffalo Intimidators series, with the third book, Double Vision, releasing September 12th. Leave a comment to enter – be sure to include your email address – and good luck!
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