Flash Back to my first book.
I write contemporary erotic romance and published with Ellora’s Cave, Sybarite Seductions and Lyrical Press. I had a hard time finding a home for No Fantasy Required and I wondered if it was because of the f/f element. As a hetero woman it was a challenge to write the sex/love scenes but I had a lot of fun making it happen. I wanted to get into the head of Kelly and deal with her genuine concerns about fulfilling her fantasy. Yes, it was her and not his fantasy, which is a switch, isn’t it? :)
Speaking of fantasies, we all have them. Have you ever acted on yours? I wrote this story quite a few years ago for someone that had this particular fantasy – you know, one man with two or more women. It started out as a quick little book. A friend at one of the larger publishing houses read it and suggested I make it longer. So it grew. But it was rejected until a different publishing house showed some interest in it, ultimately they rejected it because it was too hetero in their opinion. Caught between a rock and hard place! That was fine though, because I had the best experience with their editor and the book wouldn’t be what it is without her input. I continued to submit it and was ready to put it under the bed when I received the call.
Do you like lady-love? Will you read a book with female/female sex scenes? I was told by someone a couple of years ago that women are afraid to read or watch f/f sex scenes because they’re worried they will be typecast as lesbians or bi-sexual. Such a shame because there are some great authors out there that have wonderful stories. Then on the heels of that, someone else told me women really do want to read f/f and just say they don’t to avoid the hassle and that most if not all women would like to experience lady-love. Of course these statements are purely the opinion of the person telling me their thoughts. Look around at the younger generation. They seem quite comfortable in their own skins and lots of girls are a’huggin’ and a’kissin’.
I’d love to hear your opinions on female/female sex scenes. Would you pass a book by if it had this content?
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