She wanted to know what sort of reader I think it will attract and why anyone who isn’t familiar with the erotica genre would want to read it .
I’ll be honest, if people are turned off by the idea of spanking as foreplay – as a means of building arousal – they probably should not pick up my book. But if the concept excites them or intrigues them at all, even if it’s not something they’ve explored themselves, it’s an opportunity to experience it through the eyes of others.
What I think will surprise a lot of readers is just how gentle and romantic the story is —how much love and affection there is between the lead characters. Aficionados of traditional romance novels will recognize this right away. Having said that, I acknowledge that there is a fine line between love and abuse. In fact, my book doesn’t shy away from addressing just that topic. At the heart of Spank are loving, respectful relationships that allow the exploration alternative forms of sexual expression in a safe way. What could be better than that?