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They Say Romance, She Says Erotica…

Sunday, November 12, 2006
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Even LLB thinks that Aphrodisia may be mislabelling their books. She read Kate Douglas’s Wolf Tales, and isn’t comfortable with its labelling as a romance, primarily because the book features two polyamorous couples. She thinks it’s more erotica than romance.

Not having read it, I couldn’t possibly comment, but having read at least one Kate Douglas novella featuring two swinging wolfie couples, she may have a point.

This is an ongoing debate that will probably run and run, until Aphrodisia own up to trying to lure traditional romance readers, into the dirty world of erotica. (g)

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  • Sam
    November 12
    3:21 pm

    LOL – nothing picks up a book’s sales faster than being labelled erotica!
    I Love, love, LOVE Kate Douglas’s books!

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  • Eve Vaughn
    November 12
    5:34 pm

    Loved Wolf Tales, I thought there were romantic elements to it because even though there was a polyamorous relationship, the coouple were clearly couples. I don’t know what it label actually except a really hot and great read.

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  • Sandy
    November 12
    6:28 pm

    I have never actually read Kate Douglas before, but you can bet that I will. So I agree with the commentor about books sales.. lol.

    As for the distinction between erotica and erotic romance, I see the difference as being in what the outcome of the story ultimately turns out to be. Are the main couples still together? Have they grown or resolved their relationship or was the story simply a long sexual or erotic essay?

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  • Jane
    November 12
    6:40 pm

    I think the correct statement is that nothing picks up books sales like the label “erotic romance” otherwise Aphrodisia would label it erotica.

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  • Desiree Erotique
    November 13
    2:55 am

    If the label has “romance” stuck on it somewhere then average Reader doesn’t have as much to worry about from the Ladies League For Suitable Reading Material. Who the heck wants to be accused of decadent reading interests by the morally sup-cough,cough-erior. Heck, weren’t these types sitting beside the angels when the Almighty decreed that romance can have erotica but erotica is bereft of romance?

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  • san
    November 13
    7:21 am

    nice blog!!!!!!!!

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  • sahil
    November 13
    7:23 am

    excellent blog!!!!!!! U HV D ONE A GREAT JOB

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  • sahil11
    November 13
    7:23 am

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  • FlannerySC
    November 17
    9:04 pm

    OK, I have read this one… and while there are “polyamorous couples”, I’d have to label it mainly erotic romance. The storyline that’s strongest in each of the first two sections are about the romance of the two characters Xandi/Stefan and Anton/Keisha.
    Besides who says M/F/M can’t be romantic? 🙂

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