I love erotic fiction, but I'm fed up reading about 22-year-old virgins who start f**king like porn stars immediately upon deflowerment. I'd really love to read a sizzling slice of smut featuring a protagonist I can actually relate to.
Meet Marla. Marla was a struggling independent author who wrote mostly fiction books in the Horror genre. Then one day Marla said to herself, "If I want to make a living at writing maybe I should write more of what people want to read?" Smut!
I headed over to The Triad for the Saturday night show but had immediate misgivings when the lean, manicured cocktail waiter had so much sass and attitude I wondered if he were an S&M pre-show element (which he may well have been).
The public's heated response to E. L. James's Fifty Shades trilogy seems to indicate that a book that speaks frankly and passionately about sex is a new invention. But the truth is there are many seductive titles that deserve to be rediscovered.
An Australian eBook by an unknown female author with no marketing budget is fourth on USA Today's Best-Selling Books list, behind only The Hunger Games. And panic is gripping the nation, because these books, which are being enjoyed by The Ladies, are about The Sex.
I do not consider Benedetto primarily an erotic book. I am never intentionally pornographic or erotic in my writing. When my characters encounter love or lust, then I describe it, period. I just don't draw the curtains, so to speak.