Favorite Erotic Niche: Bondage? Capture Romance? Cyber? Threesomes?

6 Dec

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We all have our favorite subgenres, those books we buy  because that topic grabs us every time. For me, even my favorite niches have niches.

Bondage

Bondage intrigues me. What is about being tied up? I like to understand the motivations driving characters, so I did some research. While I was looking at the BDSM version of bondage and the Japanese art of shibari, a new idea took shape in my imagination, and even before it was fully formed, I stumbled upon rope artists who were mixing the art of shibari with the art of flower arranging. Other bondage artists go beyond using the traditional ropes and chains for  bondage.  Immediately the possibilities gathered in my mind, like bees around a blossom just opening. Imagining the textures, the sensations, scents, scene possibilities carried me through the novel I finished for NaNoWriMo. I experimented with the various ways a creative hero could use elements of bondage to make love the heroine even when they are apart. I still need to do some revising before I can submit to an editor.

Capture

Capture romance has been around since Hades swiped Persephone. Typically the story involves the hero capturing the heroine and working hard to win her heart so that she wouldn’t want to leave him. But there’s a sub genre, a hunt and capture version that I love. In those stories the hero is usually pursuing the heroine and she continues to evade capture, though they get really close, often intimately close, but she always manages to evade capture. As the story goes forward he grows to admire and respect her skill at evasion and she respects him for the challenge he represents. She can’t resist that playing-with-fire excitement that comes from letting him get close and then still managing to get away. Of course, he’ll get her in the end. But the key in hunter stories is the thrill of the chase, male against female, and the end where love and wicked hot sex conquers all.

I used the hunter-prey story line for my cyber romance,  Snatch Me. Cyber romance…another sexy subgenre. time.

Ellora’s Cave just released Snatch Me in a print anthology along with two other great cyber romances Phantom Touch from Cindy Jacks and Want to go Private by M. A. Ellis. Winter storm season is just ahead and you should have a copy of this threesome to keep you warm in case the power goes out.

Threesomes…menage…another erotic  niche. So what’s you favorite genre? Subgenre? Niche within a subgenre?

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One Response to “Favorite Erotic Niche: Bondage? Capture Romance? Cyber? Threesomes?”

  1. discreet threesome August 1, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    Bad PR stunt! I don’t want to watch the movie at all.

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