Well, as I've mentioned before, I am not only an erotica author, but I read it as well. Each title is a mini-adventure, or it's an opportunity to peek inside someone else's bedroom door and watch for a little while. I keep up with current erotica so I'm familiar with being entertained. I like to experience the passenger seat once in a while and I soak up how it feels.
I read best-selling erotica, word of mouth erotica titles, erotica from favorite authors, and I also read not-so-hot-selling erotica if it's on a topic that interests me. Oh yes! What interests me? I will usually buy something thats a little different. Something I'm curious about. Why? Because erotica gives us an opportunity for a thrill ride without getting us in trouble. It keeps us safely on our side of the e-reader. No bodily fluids have been exchanged, Miss Johanssen wasn't really spanked, and nobody really cheated. It's all safe.
It's like being at an amusement park, and trying out all of the rides. Every story and every author is different. Some short and sweet, others long and full of characterization, a few we'll replay in our minds from time to time :) , and others just aren't our taste, so we move on.
With the popularity of the Shades of Grey trilogy, I can't help but get excited about all the new attention it has brought to this genre. There is something for everyone, and I can't wait to go on another thrill ride!