Erotica explores character interactions, peeling back the layers so readers can see the inner workings on a deeper level.
Romance readers are dedicated, loyal supporters of authors, and with good reason: the romance genre is one of the most versatile genres. From historical to contemporary, paranormal to inspirational, from sweet to steamy to every degree in between, romances offer something for everyone.
Within the last few years, one subgenre of romance writing that has garnered serious attention is erotica. This style of writing offers a charged storyline with a high heat level.
But erotica is more than a story about sex.
Erotica explores character interactions, peeling back the layers so readers can see the inner workings on a deeper level. Erotica exposes thoughts, desires, and encounters in a behind-the-bedroom-door approach that lays everything out for the reader. It’s a chance for the reader to experience those interactions, no holding back.
Erotica progresses at a faster pace and with more physical interactions than a general romance work, allowing readers to safely explore sexual fantasies along with the characters. Erotica’s pace and honesty in storytelling are what appeal to many readers—and that’s precisely why readers return again and again to the subgenre.
The beauty of fiction—regardless of the genre—is that it allows readers to ask “What if?” questions and explore the world from another perspective. With erotica, that perspective is simply a more private one than most romances offer.
Erotica is as varied a subgenre as any. Within the broad umbrella, there are storylines to fit all kinds of sexuality preferences and comfort levels. So if you are looking to expand your library—and if you love a great story—consider adding erotica titles to your reading list.
Annabelle Snow is a well-traveled author whose love of adventure (and luxury accommodations!) inspired for Hotel Hookup series. A fan of good coffee and high thread count sheets, she enjoys sharing fiction using real-life locations. Annabelle earned two undergraduate degrees before completing her Master of Arts degree in English and lives, for now, in a house. Maybe one day she’ll live in a hotel.