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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Things are heating up!

And I’m not talking about the weather. I’m in Michigan. Even though it's been in the 90's for three days, we had a frost warning a couple weeks ago and by tomorrow it's supposed to be back down in the 70's.

No, what I’m talking about are books. Have you read the articles? Watched the interviews on television? Hot romances are the latest buzz. Even Geraldo did a story on it. A lot (I’m not going to say all. That would be silly.) of readers want steamy sex in their novels. They want authors to push the limits, to experiment with new and inventive storylines and sex scenes. They want to read a thrilling plot, memorable characters and sex scenes that’ll have them reaching for the nearest bucket of ice. They love vampires, shapeshifters and alpha heroes. And they demand strong heroines who can handle whatever challenges are thrown at them.

The books that were once only published through epublishers no one had heard of are now being published by larger houses. And some are being released within the commercial imprints. It’s a trend I don’t see falling away. I see it shaping the future of romance fiction.

I’d love to hear your opinions on steamy romances. Do you love them? Think they’re awful? Who are your favorite erotic romance authors? I’ll pull a name from those posting to win a download of one of my books--winner’s choice.

Read more:
CBS Chicago
Geraldo at Large

(scroll down to Feb. 23)

posted by Tawny Taylor at 9:10 AM |


Commented by Blogger Jen:

Isn't that cool? A clue to this is that mainstream Harlequin came out with the new line "Spice". It indicated to me that readers were becoming more interested in steamier scenes. My mom's generation is passing and the closed door sex is becoming less available. Not that I mind. I love writing that part of it.
I love reading it too.
I should be getting one of your books this week. I'll be reviewing it on Amazon.
I tried to pick one that hadn't been reviewed yet.
Thanks for the info.

10:25 AM 
Commented by Blogger Tawny Taylor:

You have no idea how much that means to me--that you'd take the time to review one of my books. Thank you so much! And please, if you have books published (do you?) let me know so I can return the favor.

It's thrilling to see erotic romance becoming more mainstream--more widely published and accepted. There are still those authors, booksellers and readers who view erotic romance as "porn" but I think in general, the market has really opened up to it.

11:07 AM 

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