Grading Guidelines

My reviews are based completely on personal opinion. You may despise a book that I’m living for, and vise versa. That’s perfectly fine! There’s enough room for all of our ideas and thoughts.

I have broken my rating system down as follows:

5 : Living for it

4 : An awesome read

3 : Has some great moments

2 : Has potential

1 : Not for this sexpot

DNF (did not finish) : I just couldn’t do it

The majority of my reviews will be either Erotica or Erotic Romance. What’s the difference you ask? I have anticipated your question.

Sylvia Day, number one bestselling author and co-founder of Passionate Ink, a special interest chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA), describes Erotica and Erotic Romance as (and she would know!):

Erotica: stories written about the sexual journey of the characters and how this impacts them as individuals. Emotion and character growth are important facets of a true erotic story. However, erotica is NOT designed to show the development of a romantic relationship, although it’s not prohibited if the author chooses to explore romance. Happily Ever Afters are NOT an intrinsic part of erotica, though they can be included. If they are included, they weren’t the focus. The focus remained on the individual characters’ journeys, not the progression of the romance.

Erotic Romance: stories written about the development of a romantic relationship through sexual interaction. The sex is an inherent part of the story, character growth, and relationship development, and couldn’t be removed without damaging the storyline. Happily Ever After is a REQUIREMENT to be an erotic romance.

If you are curious about other romance subgenres, the Romance Writers of America has a helpful breakdown.

So there you have it! I’m going to read some hot books and share my thoughts about them. Hopefully something will peak your interest and bring a bit of sexy to your life.

Read on with your sexy self!

Mercy