I hope you can see from this how distinct these stories are and how the “label” applied to them isn’t interchangeable. However, some publishers have begun to do that very thing—interchange the genre on their titles to increase sales. How does this affect the future of erotic romance? I’m not certain.
New readers who pick up a book with “erotic romance” on the spine and later discover that they hold an erotica title without any romance will be upset. Will this affect their decision to purchase more erotic romance? Possibly. How will they know that the entire genre of erotic romance is not the same as that mislabeled book they purchased?
Because of this, it’s important to educate the public about the differences. Articles such as this one, and romance groups such as Passionate Ink ( ), which is the Erotic Romance Special Interest Chapter of Romance Writers of America, do much to spread the word. It’s my hope that the erotic romance genre will continue to grow and thrive. As it does, perhaps the distinctions between genres will become clearer and more readers will get exactly what they’re looking for in a “hot” romance.
This erotic romance novel starts off with Eva and Gideon meeting. From the first moment, there’s a connection they can’t resist. Initially it’s a physical attraction that creates interest. They try to keep it casual, however one broken individual can recognize another and that’s what Eva recognizes in Gideon.
Best Erotic Romance 2013
Limited preview - 2013