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    9/22/2006
    And yet again...
    Booklist: Core Collection: Erotic Romance, by John Charles and Shelley Mosley

    from the ever fab Kate Duffy:
    In 2006 Kensington launched Aphrodisia, an erotic fiction line. Although it can be difficult to distinguish between erotic romances and erotica, Duffy has a simple yet effective way of separating the two kinds of books. "While there is often a lot of really great sex in an erotic romance, the focus of the story is always on the romantic relationship between the two protagonists. In erotica, while there might be a relationship between the two protagonists, the focus of the story is on the really great sex."


    Thanks jay!

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    6 Comments:
    1. Interesting, the Aphrodisia books that I have read so far were to 95% erotic romances.

      By Anonymous Danny, at 9/22/2006 08:34:00 AM  

    2. Me TOO!

      Which is what pisses me off! Those writers deserve a fair shake with fans. And if you buy book Z with the label EROTIC ROMANCE. And stupid you, expect EROTIC ROMANCE. And get a non romance hea and never buy the line again because you were lied to and cheated.

      You may never see the other books that you would have enjoyed.

      By Blogger sybil, at 9/22/2006 09:04:00 AM  

    3. Is there really that much of a market for books that are all about the sex and not about the relationship? Really? I mean, if I had to choose between the focus on the relationship with really hot sex and focus on the really hot sex, I am picking the first one every single time.

      By Anonymous Jane, at 9/22/2006 09:43:00 AM  

    4. Is this the Duffy that's the editor for Kensington? Cause I'm pretty sure her name is Kate, not Karen.

      By Anonymous Jay, at 9/22/2006 12:08:00 PM  

    5. oops

      I am good to get my own name right at three am. thanks for pointing it out ;)

      By Blogger sybil, at 9/22/2006 12:11:00 PM  

    6. A few things. Kate Duffy is an editor for Brava and has absolutely nothing to do with the Aphrodisia line, therefor it's important to remember that her definition is an opinion of someone who has nothign to do with the line in question.

      And while erotica is not about the romance it IS about about the character, anbd there is a story.

      Well, good erotica is anyway. LOL

      ANd, I've read several Aphrodisia books, and all have had HEA, except my first novella, whihc was sold to them before they changed the label to ER. And even since then, all of mine also have more romance and Happy endings.

      It's a shame so much of a kerfuflle was made at the begining of this lines launch because I do fear it's keeping readers from finding stories and authors they could really enjoy

      By Blogger Sasha White, at 9/25/2006 03:59:00 PM  

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