Friday, April 12, 2013

A-Z Challenge K = Kisses and Kink - Not Necessarily

Why oh why do reviewers, publishers, readers assume that if a book is gay literature then it must be classified under erotica? If a book is about two men, or women, it doesn't necessarily mean that kink or steamy sex (which, let's face it, is mostly just wet and sticky) is going to be included in the novel.

Here's an excellent post on the mismarketing of this genre with a discussion led by two talented writers of gay fiction: Elin Gregory and Alex Beecroft. Both authors concentrate on a cracking plot rather than explicit sex scenes in their own work which is what I tried to achieve with my own novel, Perfect Score. But because Perfect Score was often grouped with erotica I received reviews that said, "I was hoping for more sex scenes". 
What do you think? Join in the discussion here: http://coleriann.com/2013/04/08/alex-beecroft-elin-gregory-discuss-erotica-vs-romance-mismarketing/