...until almost the end of the book.
You may have seen me mention this issue before, but the hero and heroine in my next novel simply would not have sex until the book was almost completed.
Does it still qualify as an erotic romance book? The sex scene is smoking hot, if I do say so myself. Do the number of sex scenes have anything to do with making it erotic romance or not? Even with only one, especially one graphically depicted, I'd imagine it would still have to be considered erotic romance.
Now don't get me wrong. There is sexual tension throughout. It's just these two - well, mainly the heroine - couldn't get over the issues long enough to be vulnerable and intimate until they had gone through hell and made it out the other side.
***EDIT: I should have added above that the sensual intimacy between these two throughout the book is essential for the story and character development, so by that alone it is considered erotic romance. I just think some of us have come to expect more than one sex scene - at least I have. Sylvia Day has a great breakdown for the differences betweeen these types of subgenres.***
I'm finishing the final revisions and will be moving on to editing soon. Still looking at a late spring or early summer release.
So what do you think, is one sex scene enough for an erotic romance novel?
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