I know that a lot of people, myself included have asked our self the questions "what is erotic fiction?" After reading the blog of one of my most favourite authors Sylvia Day, she explains this very clearly and acknowledges that the true definition of these terms is often debated, but basically here is how they break down:
Sylvia points out the fact that the public need educating on what these differences are, but I truly think that as writers and publishers we too need to have more guidance on this distinction, to ensure that our readers do not pick up a book thinking it is erotic romance to discover reading a story line that has no romance.
In the UK we do not have any organisations yet that I know of that offer guidance and support on this topic, however in the US they have Passionate Ink (www.passionateink.org), which is the #Erotic Romance Special Interest Chapter of Romance Writers of America". It would be great to see something similar in the UK and Europe.
Your thoughts as always would be appreciated.