I think we’ve had a discussion like this here before, but I’m not entirely sure. So, at the risk of repeating myself, and apologies if I am, I’d like to ask readers:
1. Do you always like your reading matter hot?
2. Do you always pick erotica over romance?
3. Do you feel cheated if there’s only one in-depth sex scene in a novella/novel-length book—or do you prefer it if that’s all there is?
4. Do you sometimes/all the time skip sex scenes to move on to the main story?
I ask because although as authors we have publisher guidelines we must follow, I’ve often wondered what the readers really do want. Myself when reading and writing? I prefer the main story with sexual tension for the most part and only one big sex scene. That’s more than enough for me. I’m more interested in them as people and the plot. I wouldn’t mind one jot if there was no sex at all, and if I’m being really honest, I prefer reading no-sex romance books. That probably sounds weird coming from someone who writes erotica and plenty of it, but there you go.
How about you? A short post, but one that could lead to some interesting discussion! Let’s chat!