I love writing my mainstream paranormal romance but I’ve had an itch to write something a bit spicier. You’d have to be living under a rock to be unaware of the popularity of erotic romance and I’ve had an idea for one that’s been rolling around in my head for a while.
Let me be clear. I’m talking about erotic romance not erotica.
What’s the difference?
Erotica is sex from cover to cover and usually involves more than two or three people. Erotic romance has a good deal more sex than traditional romance, is edgier and has more detailed sex scenes but there is still a romance and a happily ever after.
Yes, there’s a bunch of hot, sweaty, kinky sex but there’s also love.
That being said, I will be expanding my horizons in the coming year with an erotic romance series but I will be writing under another name. There are a couple of reasons for that. I tell my family it’s so that they won’t be embarrassed but there’s really more to it than that. The biggest reason I’ll use another name is because the branding needs to be different. I’m lucky enough to have a wonderful fan base, which is still growing, but my readers expect a certain type of book when they see my name on the cover. They want a sexy, paranormal or contemporary romance with intrigue, adventure and true love and I will continue to write those books.
Willow James, however, writes blazing hot erotic contemporary romance. Her tag line is…Hot sex, high heels and happily ever afters.
While there will be happy endings, the characters in Willow’s books will be exposed to a bit more heartbreak on the way to the all-important HEA. Her first series is called Stilettos and Seductions and could be described as 9 1/2 weeks meets Friends with Benefits. PUMPED is the first book in the trilogy and will be released by the end of 2013.