lunedì 19 maggio 2014

#Sex and books... How much do you like it?

Sex and books

I have just received a fresh new review for my forthcoming fantasy novel The Branches of Time. (The book is currently in Italian, but the English version will be available from the Amazon Kindle store within one month.)

The reviewer writes that she was a bit surprised by the hot parts of my ebook, although she accepted that they were appropriate for the characters.

As an erotic author, I come across very different opinions about sex in books in the reviews my work receives. Some readers comment that there’s too much, but according to some others there’s not enough! 

Galactic Energies by Luca Rossi
Galactic Energies, available on Amazon Kindle

My approach, which I recommend to my fellow writers, is simple: make it crystal clear to your readers what they are going to find. For instance, I add this simple ‘warning’ to my book description: This book contains explicit scenes of a sexual nature. In my opinion, that is enough. Any reader thinking about buying my ebook will know that it features erotic material. 

So, being primarily a fantasy and science fiction author, why do I write about sex too? Simple... 
I write about life, and sex is part of life. I therefore can't see any reason why I should keep away from certain elements of it.
  
But I've written too much. This post is primarily to discover YOUR opinion about this issue. So, tell me, how much do you like sex in books?

(I'm going to add some hot excerpts from my sci-fi/fantasy/erotica collection Galactic Energies here in the next few days. So, if you don't want to miss them, subscribe to my mailing list.)