by Giselle Renarde
I'm glad to hear Garce say that most of the erotica he reads these days is his own stuff. Now this post won't sound quite so narcissistic.
Nanny State (lesbian ageplay), Adam and Sheree's Family Vacation (brother/sister incest erotica), or Adam and Sheree's Family Business (same brother and sister, but with a whole bunch of roommates thrown into the mix).
The truth is that my taboo work is my best work.
And my best work is the stuff that gets me into the most trouble. Nanny State always sold really well, but it never really made waves (which is pretty incredible considering the adult baby angle), but Adam and Sheree... oh, those crazy kids--NO, NOT KIDS! Consenting adults. I feel like I need to work that in to every discussion around these books. Adam and Sheree are blood relatives, but they're not children. They're grown-ass people making a choice to fuck each other. Some would say that's a misguided choice, but isn't that the fun of fiction?
Amazon banned Adam and Sheree's Family Vacation (and Business) right off the bat because they don't permit such filth to sully their site. There are a lot of ebook retailers that won't carry these books. By now I'm sure you've heard about Kobo's knee-jerk censorship of everything. That started because of the eeeevils Adam and Sheree--well, not them specifically, but characters like them.
Erotica is under fire, and every time this happens too many authors are quick to jump down the throats of those few perverts out there who are writing about icky topics like incest. Well, I'm one of those perverts, and I don't care whether you call my work erotica, adult fiction, porn, smut, or even crap. I don't care what you call it as long as you don't tell me it should be banned. Burn them books. No one should ever be allowed to get their hands on them. What an injustice you're doing yourself if you're an author advocating for the take-down of others.
My filth is good stuff. The dirtier, the better. The dirtier, the more resonant.
Maybe it scares you. Makes you feel a little awkward, thinking about it. Gives you a turn in the pit of your stomach. That's okay. Seems like people sometimes forget that just because a book exists doesn't mean they necessarily have to go right out and buy a copy.
my sock puppet author frenemy Lexi Wood released her step-Daddy/daughter novella "Dance for Daddy, Salome" Amazon started banning "pseudoincest" erotica. Yup. No blood relatives in this one. Just legal adults having consensual sex. But don't look for it at Amazon. It's gone.
At the same point, Amazon started banning monster erotica. Then they went after virgins, teens and, according to bestselling author Selena Kitt, babysitters. Kobo took it five bajillion steps further and removed every book published through their Kobo Writing Life platform, regardless of genre.
You thought it would just be me and my filthy taboo smut getting burned?