When writing erotica gets weird…

 

I’m known as the no-holds-barred, open to anything, if-you-ask-I’ve-probably-tried-it-once, family member. Sex is no big deal to me. I have it, I love it, I have fun with it. I even had a stint a few years back of working as a consultant for Pure Romance (I highly recommend their products by the way – any questions you’re embarrassed to ask, send them my way!).

My family is mostly the same. The women in my immediate family (including my sisters-in-law) read erotic romance. We share books, favorite authors; my mother and I even watched 50 Shades together. We’re that family. While it would seem (being as open as we are) it was easy to give them each a copy of my novel and tell them to “have at it”; it simply wasn’t the case.

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Beta Readers… the good, the bad, and the ugly

Ah, the inevitable question on whether or not to use beta readers. For those who have never heard the term, beta readers are non-professionals who read and provide a general overview of your novel for free. Sounds amazing, right? Well… they are. But there are also important things to keep in mind. Continue reading “Beta Readers… the good, the bad, and the ugly”