Greetings in the name of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
It seems like ages ago when in an erotic romance class I shared that I wrote Christian erotic romance and erotica. "Christian erotic romance? What's that? Sex with your eyes closed and your panties on?" We had a good laugh about that. It even gave me the title for my first comedic Christian erotic romance, SAFE BRAILLE SEX. But then the serious questions came and as I shared my definitions of Christian erotica and Christian erotic romance, the discussion became thoughtful and mutual respect developed.
Fast forward to 2017, my novella has won Passionate Ink's Passionate Plume Contest for published authors and finaled in the historical category of RWA/NYC's Kathryn Hayes Where the Sparks Fly contest. Now I've contracted with Wild Rose Press for a second, Better To Marry Than Burn due out in 2018 (read an excerpt on my Check These Out page).
Given Christians in America come off as either uptight religious right or just crazy (Bill Maher's Religulous, anyone?), it doesn't surprise me most people would think Christian erotic romance or Christian erotica is an oxymoron. But the truth is the exact opposite. After all if God is love, and I believe it not only because the Bible tells me so, I want to find ways to celebrate and express that love using all the gifts God has given me. One of those gifts is the gift of writing. Explore, question, have fun or be puzzled, but in any case keep coming back.