Content Disclaimer – Yes or No?

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having quite a back and forth in a lesbian themed Goodreads group about it with the moderator, Megan, and an as yet unpublished writer who’s about to publish her first work (I’m not sure if she’ll be using a pen name or not so I won’t name her here).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!

About Anne Hagan

I'm an East Central Ohio based government employee by day and a fiction author by night. I specialize in mystery fiction featuring lesbian sleuths and cozy fiction featuring women sleuths. I also dabble in romance especially romantic lesfic. I live with my wife and our dogs in a tiny town that’s even smaller than the Morelville of my first fiction series and we wouldn't have it any other way. My wife grew up here and she has always called this little village home. Though it’s an ultra-conservative rural community, we're surrounded here by family, longtime friends and many other wonderful people with open hearts and minds. My wife and I are the co-owners of a commercial haunted house: Hagan's House of Horrors. Much as my dream has always been to write fiction, hers has been to create it through the medium of horror. We went full commercial in 2015. Watch us as we grow!
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