Please Welcome fellow Total-E-Bound author Genevieve Bergeron...
Erotica—A Genre For Beginners
Erotica—A Genre For Beginners
Hello, everyone—it’s so nice to meet you! My name is Gen Bergeron, and “Pick a Genre Already” is the first stop on my “Sorry, Bro” launch tour. I’d like to send a huge “thank you” to the lovely H. K. Carlton who has so graciously welcomed me to her blog.
Erotica is, in a general sense, a genre in and of itself (yes, I’m going to pay homage to H.K.’s blog title in this post!), especially to a new author like myself, who still often finds herself discussing erotica with decidedly non-erotica readers.
“Sorry, Bro,” a steamy M/M short, is my second novella from Total E-Bound (the book is ten percent off during pre-order—snag your copy now), and it represents a vast creative and stylistic departure from “Hyperpersonal, Hypersexual,” my first TEB publication, which came out late last year. While “Sorry, Bro” follows an M/M relationship and incorporates multiple partners in numerous, acrobatic positions, “Hyperpersonal, Hypersexual” describes the tech-fueled romance of a university professor and her illicit, online lover.
But to readers who don’t frequent erotica—a majority of my friends and family—these nuances blend together. Erotica, to them, is simply erotica.
“What do you write?” asks one friend, who has recently learned that I’m an author in my spare time.
“M/F and M/M,” I say. “But I prefer M/M,” and I quickly add, “Erotica,” after receiving a quizzical look.
But this oversimplification has never bothered me. In fact, I think the generalization serves as a vital leg-up for those who are new to our sultry and exciting world. Through my writing, I’ve had the pleasure of introducing a number of my friends to erotica, only to see them reach for M/M or BDSM or multiple partner works.
It’s a good feeling. And it’s also a reminder that sometimes, readers can’t necessarily “pick a genre”—not until they know enough to choose the ones they love! Now, grab a friend who’s never read erotica before, and introduce her (or him) to our wonderful, diverse literary world!
As a special thank you to H.K. and her readers, I’d like to offer a free copy of “Sorry, Bro” to one of you! Please leave a comment about your favorite genre (I’m partial to M/M myself) and why—and be sure to include your email address!
Thank you all, and I look forward to reading your comments!
Still aching from the mistakes and denials of his past, this ER nurse could heal anyone buthimself…until now.
Handsome, athletic and intelligent, twenty-six-year-old Bryce should be living the high life.
But he’s far from it.
After shunning his best baseball buddy in high school, dropping out of medical school and fleeing New York to put down roots—if only shallow ones—in New Orleans, Bryce is uncertain about both his past and his future. Working long hours as a low-level nurse and confined by a sexless relationship with a questionably devoted girlfriend, Bryce can’t shake the feeling that things should be somehow better now he’s escaped the confusion and indecision of his former life.
Yet when the ghost of Bryce’s high school past, the handsome and charismatic Tim, shows up injured in the ER, Bryce’s already turbulent emotions engulf him in a vortex of confusion and regret. Haunted by his own insensitivity towards Tim eight years before, Bryce first finds comfort in the powerful arms of a resident surgeon he barely knows, then gives Tim the explosive, cataclysmic relief he had denied him in high school. As Bryce comes to terms with his sexuality and recognises his undeniable attraction to both men, he must decide, once and for all, where his fidelity—and his desires—lie.
About Gen Bergeron
Genevieve Bergeron has been an avid reader and writer of digital fiction for nearly two decades. A journalist, children’s author and professional communicator, Genevieve now spends her time reading and writing hi-tech inspired romance and erotica, in addition to working a fast-paced day job as a communications director at a Washington, D.C.-based national nonprofit. With her time, Genevieve does her best to avoid any steamy political scandals while collecting flavored condoms, cooking for friends, and sampling boxed wines.