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THE PLEASURES AND PITFALLS OF BEING AN EROTIC ROMANCE WRITER: Talking with the owner of Red Hot Romance Publishing The Erotic Reading Room

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On this episode of the Erotic Reading Room, I sit down with USA Today bestselling author Maren Smith, owner of Red Hot Romance Publishing, and her marketing director, USA Today bestselling author Rayanna Jamison to talk about the ins-and-outs of publishing and why authors need to be careful when selecting a publisher.

It’s a particularly important lesson given that Maren and I were among the authors quoted in a recent New York Times expose on our former publisher Blushing Books that spotlights how things can go sideways if you put your trust in the wrong company.

We also talk about the changes in the erotic romance genre, which has become more inclusive as authors write storylines featuring characters with more realistic body images, older characters (my upcoming book Finally Daddy features characters over age forty), and LGBTQ characters. We discuss the success of both the company’s Dirty Daddies Anthology as well as the overwhelmingly positive reception of the Dirty Daddies Pride edition featuring gay and lesbian daddies.

Here are the links for everything we talked about in the shows. Please click them.

Red Hot Romance Publishing

https://redhotromancepublishing.com/

The 2021 Dirty Daddies Anthology

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0917LNL9W

The Dirty Daddies Pride Anthology

https://books2read.com/u/b5vPN7

“An Erotic Pioneer Goes from Hero to Villain for Dozens of Authors” – the New York Times expose of Blushing Books owner Anne Wills a.k.a. Bethany Burke

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/03/business/romance-publishing-blushing-erotica.html

Finally Daddy (the first book I’ve written since the pandemic and yes, I’m shamefully pimping it here because I like getting sales)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09JQQ53Z7/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0


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On this episode of the Erotic Reading Room, I sit down with USA Today bestselling author Maren Smith, owner of Red Hot Romance Publishing, and her marketing director, USA Today bestselling author Rayanna Jamison to talk about the ins-and-outs of publishing and why authors need to be careful when selecting a publisher.

It’s a particularly important lesson given that Maren and I were among the authors quoted in a recent New York Times expose on our former publisher Blushing Books that spotlights how things can go sideways if you put your trust in the wrong company.

We also talk about the changes in the erotic romance genre, which has become more inclusive as authors write storylines featuring characters with more realistic body images, older characters (my upcoming book Finally Daddy features characters over age forty), and LGBTQ characters. We discuss the success of both the company’s Dirty Daddies Anthology as well as the overwhelmingly positive reception of the Dirty Daddies Pride edition featuring gay and lesbian daddies.

Here are the links for everything we talked about in the shows. Please click them.

Red Hot Romance Publishing

https://redhotromancepublishing.com/

The 2021 Dirty Daddies Anthology

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0917LNL9W

The Dirty Daddies Pride Anthology

https://books2read.com/u/b5vPN7

“An Erotic Pioneer Goes from Hero to Villain for Dozens of Authors” – the New York Times expose of Blushing Books owner Anne Wills a.k.a. Bethany Burke

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/03/business/romance-publishing-blushing-erotica.html

Finally Daddy (the first book I’ve written since the pandemic and yes, I’m shamefully pimping it here because I like getting sales)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09JQQ53Z7/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avasinclair/support

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