I’ll be releasing my third book in the Morelville Mysteries Series, ‘Dana’s Dilemma‘ by the end of this month. It’s almost ready. This book, like the two before it, stands alone as a story but, if you’ve read the first two, you’ll notice a deepening of the relationship between my two leading ladies, Mel and Dana.
Unlike in the first two books, ‘Relic’ and ‘Busy Bees’, this installment contains a couple of episodes of fully described sex between the two women. A bit of erotica mixed into the story is something many readers have been pointed about asking for. It seems to be expected in lesbian fiction especially where there is a blossoming romantic relationship, no matter what the overall genre of the story is. In fact, I’ve been having quite a back and forth in a lesbian themed Goodreads group about it with the moderator, Megan, and an as yet unpublished writer who’s about to publish her first work (I’m not sure if she’ll be using a pen name or not so I won’t name her here).
Since this latest book contains full erotic scenes, where the first two had only fade to black scenes, I’m left with a bit of a puzzle as I write my book description. Do I put a disclaimer in the description alluding to the erotica since my former readers won’t be expecting it or do I not put one in and risk offending people like those former readers and the few mainstream readers that I do get? I’d love to hear from anyone either here, in answer to this question – or privately if you prefer – that has faced this issue.
Thanks in advance for the assist!