I always thought romance novels were smut written by and for the repressed set who had to invent coy euphemisms to mask the fundamental sluttiness of the romantic heroines. Glad to see that romance readers are getting less repressed and finally demanding grittier, more candid depictions of sex.
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Romance novels for women get frankly sexual
Plain old courtship just doesn't seem to cut it anymore. At least not with readers of romance novels.
More women want more fiction about what's going on between the sheets, book publishers say.
"If you had said five years ago, 'erotic, hot, sexy romances,' people would have said 'What, are you crazy?' " says Kensington editor in chief John Scognamiglio. "Publishing goes in cycles. Erotica now seems to be the new hot thing...."