HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH? EROTIC VERSUS PORN

There are no bones about it, I enjoy writing erotic stories and some of mine have been listed with a high heat level on several sites including All Romance E-Books and Coffee Time Romance. They sizzle with extremely erotic moments and I want them to. I use combinations of ménage, m/m, BDSM and voyeurism to list a few exotic acts and while some stories are simply meant for playtime, others are a tool to spark a failing relationship or simply to introduce that touch of saucy spice into the bedroom and beyond. Hopefully we are all embroiled in a delicious relationship where we trust our partners and are willing to try different and sometimes kinky fantasies. The key word is…trust as I write about them and in a relationship that explores.

While most erotic publishers do not want what is called “purple prose”, they do continue to want to see HEA or HFN. What does that mean? They are acronyms for happy ever after or happy for now. That’s adds a touch of romance and of course a delicious story to the otherwise solid sex piece.

So, is erotic romance or erotica porn? The answer is a resounding NO. And in truth, I have become highly incensed that some people who probably read the naughty e-books in the privacy of their own home refer to what I write as porn or too kinky for mainstream society. Don’t you have a fantasy or two or ten? Perhaps you wouldn’t go as far as highlighting it in the middle of a club for everyone to participate in or even tell your best gal that you have a collection of toys hiding in your drawer, but…

I have had some interesting comments lately including the fact that I was “dangerous” and almost all men considered me loose, lewd or just a kinky girl. Hmmm…I think that bodes well for the fact that my imagination is vivid, don’t you? Now, I love a good story as much as everyone else and I enjoy placing a tryst in the middle of each that perhaps will tear my characters apart or at minimum they have to fight to be together. We all love a strong hero and a flawed heroine. Don’t we?

How much is too much? It depends on your audience and the market you are going for. That is quite frankly why I write under several pseudonyms because people obviously confuse real life with a creative book or sinful story. That fact alone is a real compliment. Working with fellow writers in the industry, we all strive to learn and grow as we network and enjoy hearing what our fans want to read and more importantly, what they don’t. I can tell you that the erotic romance industry is growing in leaps and bounds and probably because of the electronic age. It is a vital industry and one that helps remind all of us that there is a place where we can go and relish in a wicked moment.

In my opinion, erotic romance writers are highly responsible individuals that cater to the needs of their readers while making sure that the sometime inappropriate material does not fall into hands of our youth. We place warnings on our websites that no one under 18 is allowed to read. While we place teasers on social media networks such as Facebook and Yahoo Groups and even tweet about our latest releases, we are careful what we say and identify anything that might be “R” or “X” rated.

I am a strong willed woman with a HUGE mouth and I do tell it like it is, so I have to say, if you don’t want to read what I write…DON’T! I would never want to force you as I particularly don’t care for westerns, but I respect the people that write and read them. How much is too much? Millions of readers tell us. If I am truly dangerous, thank you – that gives me a sultry idea for my next highly naughty book.

Happy reading and thanks for your support!

Kisses  xxx

Cassandre

 

About Cassandre Dayne

Cassandre Dayne is the pseudo for the best selling author of romantic suspense and thrillers
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