From Natasha: The following post is intended for mature audiences.
If you are a writer considering the erotic genre, then why not join award-winning erotic romance writer Tracy Cooper-Posey, on February 16th at the St. Albert Library and learn the basics of the genre? Please register by calling 780-459-1682 or stop by the Information Desk on the 2nd floor.
And now, on to our guest post!
Good day, Natasha! Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog.
Hello everyone! I’m Jessica Subject, and I write science fiction romance and contemporary romance ranging from sweet to erotica. Erotic Romance fits somewhere in the middle. Sweet romances focus on the couple coming together, and have maybe one, if any, scenes with intercourse. Usually the scene will fade before intercourse happens, and readers will be left to use their imagination. Erotica is all about the sex, though it does require a plot and plenty of emotion. Erotic romance brings the characters together, detailing the struggles they go through during their relationship, usually when they first meet. And when there is sex, it is hot and heavy, and ALWAYS consensual. It really is a perfect combination of the two.
I never started out writing erotic romance. My stories were very sweet, and I carefully closed the bedroom door before my characters got it on. But then I joined a popular weekly author hop, and I was reading excerpt from many erotic romances and erotica stories, many with elements of BDSM. (No, not Fifty Shades style. These stories are much more hard core.) They opened my eyes to even more of the romance that was out there. And, when one of my critique partners told me about a submission call at one of her publishers, I thought I would give it a try. Celestial Seduction was the first erotic romance I wrote. Since then, I’ve written much steamier erotic romance stories, and even burned up the pages with some erotica stories. Though, I still do write the sweet romances, because just like in my reading, I like variety. And I’ve tried new sub-genres for me, such as ménages, and GLBT stories. Mind you, just because I read and write these stories does not mean I practice everything. Thriller authors are not serial killers, either. But I have learned many things about myself, and my husband and I are closer than ever.
With the growing popularity of e-readers and e-books, it becomes easier than ever to find these stories, and to read them without all those around you knowing. So, if these stories sound like something you would like, give one a try. There are so many out there for all tastes.
Here’s the blurb and excerpt from my latest erotic romance, Made For Her, a science fiction military romance that involves cloning:
Made For Her by Jessica E. Subject:
After terrorists murder the love of her life, Colonel Mikayla Jones trains squadron after squadron of the clones he brought to life, to take to the skies. When she discovers a young clone of her husband in her newest class, her world spins out of control. How can she command the look-a-like when she can’t help but yearn for him to fill an ache in her heart?
Dare was created to be the best. As the first Daniel clone to leave Onatria labs, he needs to prove he is more than just a DNA copy. To do that, he must rely on the wife of the man who donated his genes. But when she refuses to train him, Dare faces discharge and returning to the labs. Can he convince Colonel Jones to finish his training and find a way into her bed? Or will long kept secrets unhinge the entire clone project?
Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She lives Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from her readers.