Recently I’ve been hearing a lot about erotic romance being on the downswing and sweet/sensual romance making a comeback. I’m rather thrilled about this if it’s true. Though some of my books have been categorized as erotic, I don’t consider them to be erotic at all. I tend to write more story and not as much sex. Now don’t get me wrong, there is a romantic element to my stories and my couples do engage in sensual activity. It’s just not the main focus. Sure, there’s a lot of sexual tension between the hero and heroine but I don’t fill the pages with sex. I’ve always been a story teller who likes to have a happy ending with sexy couples finding their way into each other’s hearts. And I’m not talking as only a writer. I’m talking as a reader as well. I like to read romance more so over erotic or erotica. I’ve never been big in reading ménage either.
I’ve tried to write steamier novels but found it to be similar to pulling teeth. Though I could do it, it was hard, painful at times and not something I could do over and over again. I say Kudos to those authors who can do it every time. Though it may seem easy to the reader, there is a lot of work that goes into making a steamy novel.
So I have to wonder if I’m the only one out there that is excited by this new trend of romance. Are there others like me? If the trend is changing, I have to think that I’m not alone, but I’d like to hear from you. Are you more of an erotic/erotica fan or do you like the sweet/sensual romance.