Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New Non-Erotic Romance Epublisher--veinglory

As much as I think we could use a good non-erotic romance epublisher, I am not confident that this is it.

Desert Breeze

"We want to bring back classic romance storytelling without excessive sex to bog down and hide the true element of the story -- Love."

"This conversation led into talk of the general industry ... the saturation of the market with sex-based storytelling and the decline in quality of the actual novels.

I can feel the respect for their erotic romance colleagues and peers from here; it just makes me all warm and tingly inside.


Angie said...

Umm, yeah. You know, I'll be the first one to stand up and say that I'm all about plot, that well-written and well-integrated sex is fun and great and yay, but if I have to pick only one, I'll take plot every time.

The way they're phrasing that, though, gets my hackles up. If the only way they think they can promote themselves is by cutting someone else down, I'd say they don't have much to promote.


treva said...

Indeed, we should take this as a lesson for life itself. So many people in love should get on with the important stuff and leave the excessive sex out. It so bogs down the important parts of their relationship. What? Sorry. My mind boggled there.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but I think making love with the woman I married and plan to spend eternity with is an important part of our relationship (no offense to treva).

But I do feel this outfit expressed what they don't want rather decently,
"This is a preference, and not a statement of morality." Unfortunately, the rest of the wording just reads to me like it might have been written by someone who uses popscicles for douches, so no customer here. Sorry.

treva said...

Well, I prefer to believe if the sex is excessive either the author isn't doing it right or the reader has issues. I'd also have liked a simple "no erotic romance" as the guideline. To belabor the obvious.
Most erotic publishers say "no sweet romance" to get their point across.