"My son was playing with my phone the other day, and when I got it back from him I saw a bunch of books that he had downloaded (actually just samples), but anyhow... he looked atm e and said 'mom, they're all the kind you like.' And then I noticed they all had steamy romance covers on them."
OMG - I was cracking up when I overheard these two women talking about this. So much for keeping a low profile. They totally caught me listening and I had to apologize but told them I was an author so their conversation had totally snagged my attention. The one woman telling the story let me look at her screen.... and, sadly, none of the books were Betting Jessica. It was quickly obvious since, indeed, there was alot of skin showing on the book cover models.
Part of me wishes I could write steamy stuff.... but so far if that's what someone wants to read, they are not going to find it in my books. Ironically, though, my writing about sex has become more graphic at the very same time as my writing has taken on a more inspirational bent. Not sure how to resolve those two things except that the older I get the more I see that love conncetions have to happen at both a physical as well as emotional level in order to really make sense and resonate as true.
That said, I find the idea of creating an erotic romance novel cover intriguing. One author I met told me she had to keep sending the cover art back because the pants on the male model were so low you could actually see pubic hair. Seriously! Can you imagine the conversations between the author and editor?
On the other hand.... since I designed the cover for Betting Jessica myself I am glad I didn't have to make it erotic; not the least of which is because I am not sure where I would have found models willing to bare all.
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