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Guest Post: Erotica....From A Man's Perspective with Scott @truedeadman

Mar 25, 2010

Today i would like to welcome Scott Romanski AKA @Truedeadman. He has stopped by today to give us his opinion on Erotica...From a Man's Perspective. So please help me welcome Scott!!! *clap clap clap*


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Erotica....From A Man's Perspective.


Erotica is defined as works of art, including literature, photography, film, sculpture and painting, that deal substantively with erotically stimulating or sexually arousing descriptions. Erotica is a modern word used to describe the portrayal of the human anatomy and sexuality with high-art aspirations, differentiating such work from commercial pornography. Basically it is written to arouse the reader...and probably the author as well.

I first discovered the genre after reading Karen Marie Moning's Darkfever. I know you are saying to yourself..."that's not erotica!" I know it would probably fit into the "urban fantasy" niche, but hear me out. While reading the novel, I came across two sexually driven scenes. I, of course, was aroused by these scenes, and sought out Karen's official message board. There I discussed those scenes with other "Moning Maniacs" who opened my eyes to the Erotica genre, including passing along recommendations as to what authors wrote it, and who wrote what.

There are various styles/levels of erotica...Straight, GLBT, BDSM, etc.. I personally don't read those that are M/M. I have no issue with those works, i just don't particularly enjoy reading it. I mostly go for the "straight" erotica, although the BDSM can be fun to read, so long as it does go to the completely depraved side, which can be a real turn off and a DNF on the book.

I have read some Megan Hart, who I've found quite compelling. Her stories aren't just about "getting to the sex". They are wonderful stories, that without the sex scenes, would be great reads and be fulfilling. I've read some of the samples of the Price Sisters novels and have two of their e-books, which i still need to read...life has been quite busy lately. Their novels are fantastical, with all manners of "creatures" whom all seem to love the game of sex.

Why do i read this genre? Good question. I've been asking myself that for some time now. Let's face facts.....obviously, I'm a guy and i like sex. That is a natural reason. However, if it was just the sex...i could watch porn and get all the sex i wanted without the complications of story. So where does that leave me? It comes back to the story. If the story is intriguing, then it is a worthy read. If the story draws you in and makes you want to continue reading it, it doesn't matter if their are sex scenes in it. That is my perspective. I'm out for a good story, one that i can see in my mind's eye while i am reading. If there are some sex scenes that stimulate me in other areas....well...that is just a great bonus effect.

Some of Scott's Favorites Books:

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9 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

Smokinhotbooks March 25, 2010 at 12:09 PM  

This post is awesome!

Scott I'm so with you. If I wanted just straight sex I'd pursue the x-rated videos or steal my hubs Maxim, but I want more. I want a story.

Scott Romanski March 25, 2010 at 4:24 PM  

Thanks JoJo for the invite to blog here. Thanks Smokin for the appreciation.

Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) March 25, 2010 at 4:47 PM  

Great post. These books looks good I will have to check them out. Thanks, Scott and JoJo

Cari Quinn March 25, 2010 at 6:51 PM  

Great perspective, Scott. I have several of Megan's books on my TBR. But I agree with you...the plot's as important as the sex, even in erotic romance.

Mar March 25, 2010 at 8:01 PM  

Great post and so nice to hear from a guys perspective. :)

Stacy~ March 25, 2010 at 8:49 PM  

I have to agree with everyone else, great post. Thanx for sharing your POV Scott. I think having a story that draws people in centered around a developing relationship makes for an even sexier story. A romance - in any subgenre - doesn't have to be a safe, light, heart & flowers situation. It can be earthy and erotic and even a bit kinky yet still engage our emotions.

After awhile, if all it is is sex, even that gets boring. But mix it up with a strong, dramatic storyline and I'm hooked. I love that there are stories out there that play into wonen's fantasies and have a plot that would interest men as well.

Twimom227 March 25, 2010 at 9:18 PM  

Thanks for that insight! What a great post.

Fallon Blake March 26, 2010 at 6:02 PM  

Always good to hear from the men. And I freakin' love that hat!

JoJo March 26, 2010 at 6:04 PM  

isn't that an awesome hat!!! I would so wear that!

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