After discussing this with my mom (yes, she knows I write erotica and has even read some of it), I’ve decided that starting with Kings Of Klenar, I will start publishing all my erotic stories with two versions. One will be as intended, hot sex and all, and the other will be edited for those who would rather all the hard core stuff be left behind closed doors. This idea came to me after asking my mom if she wanted me to edit out the explicit stuff so she could read the story, since that’s what I did with Sierra Sky. When she said yes, it hit me that there are many women out there who feel the same way, and I don’t want to exclude any of you who don’t want to read smut. After all, I am a big fan of sensual romances. I wrote them well before I started writing erotica.
So then I wondered, how am I going to differentiate the two when I publish them? I don’t want to create two covers, so I came up with putting “erotic” or “sensual” on the cover and made the erotic Cass a bit sexier. I’ve posted the two different versions of Kings of Klenar below. The hot pink is erotic and the yellow is sensual, which means any sex included will have minimal description. The main story is highly sexual, so yeah, there will still be sex. Just not graphic and there won’t be explicit language either. I’m pretty good at editing those things out, so no one should even be aware there is anything missing, since all other aspects of the story will be intact. As a side effect, the Sensual version will naturally be shorter, but both versions will sell for the same price.
Hopefully this will open up the world of Klenar to new fans. If I thought I could get away with doing the same thing for Sierra Sky, I would, and I will as soon as my exclusive rights with Total-e-bound have lapsed. That is if it doesn’t cause any conflict with them, since I don’t want to damage the relationship I have with that epub.
I’m currently working on the first edits of Kings of Klenar. When that is finished, I will then start working on the Sensual version and most likely upload them both at the same time to Smashwords and Amazon. It will probably be around the first week of November, so stay tuned.