I got annoyed today. (Yeah, I know and in other news water is wet.) No seriously, I got annoyed today. I know there are a lot of people out there (some of them fans of Rock Star), that won’t read my subsequent books because they are erotic romance. Yes, it hurts my feelings a little bit, but I can certainly respect that people have every right to buy what they like. The other day though I was reading some of the comments over at Amazon and someone said that they thought people were writing erotic because it was easier. I wish. Writing a good erotic romance is far more difficult (at least for me) simply because you have more work. You still have to write a good story with complex characters, but now you have to also have to make it erotic as well.
I’ve explained repeatedly that many of the IR stories are erotic romance because most of them are coming from the e-publishers, and overwhelmingly the e-pubs put out erotic romance. It’s my understanding that this is gradually changing, but I suspect that the e-pubs that don’t go erotic are going to be less likely to do IR stories as well. After all, they’re going to have to go up against the mainstream publishers, and without the niche of erotica to boost their numbers they might be hesitant to risk catering to such a small audience. I hope I’m wrong and those readers who prefer sweet IRs will be able to find them.