Rawiya Erotica

Welcome to NNP 2nd Anniversary BlogHop

Posted on: June 27, 2013

blog hop 2N ANNYVERS200x300   Greetings folks and welcome to the NNP 2nd Anniversary Bloghop! Today I’m talking about the differences between erotica and smut. Is there a really big difference?

You might say no. Stories that involve a lot of sex, regardless if they have a storyline or not is all smut.9773459_s


*shakes head*


Not true at all. In fact, a lot of erotica books on the market have less sex than they did only a few years ago. A lot of publishers aren’t interested in the kind of “stroker” stories we used to write. They want tension, passion, a hot plot, AND hot sex.


But isn’t anything with hot sex considered smut or porn? Not at all. A lot of the stories written have a beginning where hero means beta hero/heroine, they go through the struggles to get together, against all odds, fighting and clawing at each other all the while, making hot and sweet love with candles around the room, satin sheets, and a cool breeze blowing through the window.9451681_m


Nowadays, readers demand more too. They want to see, taste, and feel the tension between the two characters throughout the book. They like being teased and led to believe their hot couple, regardless of the traditional or the “alternative”, will have some sort of barrier between them before they slide between the sheets. If you don’t have that, then your book might not sell as well. *scratches head* It’s odd, but that’s the formula for some of the best selling books regardless of genre.


So back to my question, is there a big difference? Yep, there is. Stories with complete plots and hot sex, sell. The basic smut, get me off story is still there but not as huge as the erotica romance with all the ingredients, So authors, we need to step up our games and make the books erotic, romantic, and filled with all the elements of a realistic story. Fantasy works too but it better have a worthy plot to carry some weight.

Readers? Back to you. Tell me what are some of your must haves in a book? Realism? Hot sex? Lots of tension? Problematic characters with flaws? Let us know!


Check out the Something New on the Menu Series from NNP. Hot manlove and food! What could be better! Click the pictures to find out more.



CONTEST: I’ll be giving away a 15 dollar GC readers choice for Amazon or All Romance as well as some swag!

To enter, you must include your email in your response and answer the following question. What three names do I write under? All correct responses will be thrown in  hat and the winner chosen by my lovely daughter, Nadia.

*smiles* Good luck and thanks for stopping by! Check out the other hoppers on the list!


3 Responses to "Welcome to NNP 2nd Anniversary BlogHop"

Rawiya, BL Morticia, Michael Mandrake

For me, it’s always characters first, then plot and writing style. Steaminess is good, but only if it fits the story. Unusual settings or character occupations are a nice plus, too!

Rawiya, BL Morticia, and Michael Mandrake.

I’m a sucker for lots of angst and love triangles. And lots of plot twists. I love to be surprised when reading a good book.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Michael Mandrake, Rawiya, BLMorticia

My must-haves are authentic characters. That means emotions, actions, all that. It needs to seem like it would have in real life, even if it’s a fantasy, completely made-up world peopled with non-humans. I will follow an author anywhere in a book as long as they do the work to lead me there.

Thanks for giving us a chance to win!
caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

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