The explosion of main stream acceptance of erotic literature is one that has been puzzling, intriguing, and delighting me. Truly wonderful erotic romance has been available in hundreds of titles by many many talented authors for years. Why the sudden surge? Oh sure, the book-that-will-not-be-named (I refuse to give it any further press, it already has enough) has certainly had something to do with it…But it’s my contention that this acceptance has been bubbling under the surface for years. Waiting for the bigger engines that turn the social media world (i.e. TV and Film) to notice and respond. Key the advent of the TV series “The Vampire Diaries” and “Lost Girl.” Then, of course, there’s the famous “L Word” and if you like European versions, “Lip Service.” Hot hot hot.
Hotness lives in so many romance books now, ESPECIALLY in the genre of paranormal romance. My dear reader, is your sexual life in the doldrums? Are the hot urges and desires that used to roll through your relationship settled to a dull thud? Can’t figure out how to get more excited, incite more arousal? I have the cure.
Aphrodite, Goddess of Love
Wikipedia defines ‘aphrodisiac’ as follows: An aphrodisiac is a substance that increases sexual desire.. The name comes from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sexuality and love. (Gotta love those goddesses)..As an easy and readily available aphrodisiac, read passages of erotic sex. Read them to turn yourself on. Read them to educate yourself. Yes, these books can teach you things, believe me. Looking for some ideas to spice things up? Romance authors offer them in spades. You’ll feel the warmth beginning to surge and you’ll see your partner/husband/wife/significant other and suddenly you’ll want to pull them into bed, kiss them deeply…start something wonderful and sexual and hot. Also you can READ OUT LOUD. Find a book of erotic poetry, or a particular passage that turns you on. Read it out loud to your special person, in the sexiest voice you have. Oooh baby. You may be dazzled with the results.
I’m going to continue to write love stories, with eroticism laced in as beautifully as I can. Love to read it, love to write it. Mmmm…I’m starting a new project, using the sensual world of the Draca but incorporating some new elements of a different and spicy nature…Stay tuned.
I’ll leave you with an erotic poem, written by Laura H. Kennedy, (published in the anthology “Passionate Hearts, the Poetry of Sexual Love” edited by Wendy Maltz.).
I like my body when you hover over me
in this fragile darkness
It is as if the moon lingers above in sweet,
lighting the empire of flesh
the garden of wild roses
that makes up
It is the richness of your lips
as they descend towards me;
I open to you like the petals of a rose
when you tell me
of moonburn in whispers with your
like fading galaxies wrapped in silk,
like wind in leaves under
a fading moon.