Tuesday, February 21, 2012
For example, my novellas of the Victorian Erotic Romance Trilogy are pretty steamy, especially compared to most of the historical offerings out there, but they're in no way erotica. However, for a long time I classified them in the erotica category at Amazon because I was concerned they were a little too hot for the average romance reader, especially your typical historical romance reader, who seems to be a bit more conservative than paranormal or contemporary readers. The problem with putting them in erotica is that they then must hang out with books with titles like Daddy's Little Whore and Doing My Stepbrother. (LOL I've tried to use titles that I've never seen before, but these may be in existence for all I know. It's a wild crowd over there.) Anyone who likes those titles wouldn't be satisfied with the story I insist on including, especially the history that makes its way into the stories.
I applaud All Romance eBooks' decision to differentiate between these two genres, and I encourage Amazon to do the same. This is a decision that has nothing to do with segregating one genre or the other and everything to do with providing customers with clear distinctions so they can purchase items more effectively.