Friday, April 13, 2012

Erotic Romance & Chapped Lips at RT Conference

Erotic romance is alive and well at the RT Convention in Chicago. Several panels have discussed the potential impact of the breakthrough BDSM bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey on the industry, and the reaction is mixed. Some think the novel will bring additional readers to the genre.

Guest blogging at TRS Blue -- where I'm giving away a lip balm goody!


  1. I wish I was there. I have not read the 50 Shades series but probably will as I am curious about what it is about and the hype surrounding it.

  2. I wish I was there too. I'm also another one who hasn't read 50 Shades and probably won't, not because I don't approve but because there are hundreds of other books on my to-read pile. Interestingly enough, I live in NZ and when I stopped to browse at one of my local book stores in Auckland, they had a whole shelf of 50 Shades sitting in a prominent place. This is a store that deosn't generally sell erotica or erotic romance or much romance at all really.

  3. Savannah and Shelley -- I purchased it on ebook a few weeks ago, but am on deadline and at RT, which means I've started but not finished it! I was surprised to see it's in first person, which is interesting alone!

  4. Louisa, thought I'd share that I went out with some friends the other night and the subject of sex came up (doesn't it always when there's a group of women and alcohol involved?) and one friend immediately says "Oh my God, you girls have to read the book I'm reading!" and before she can name it I say "50 Shades of Gray?" And she squeals and proceeds to tell us how provocative it is and how much she is enjoying it. So I tell her that I've been hearing some erotica authors talk about it and how it's actually kind of tame compared to some of the things they've written and her response is "Well, I guess I better start reading some more of those types of books!"

    Seems like it is indeed introducing some new readers to the genre!