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A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love....

Author Topic: Is my book monster erotica? How would I even find readers for such a thing?  (Read 1959 times)  

Offline EloaBrace

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Hi. I'm putting out short number four. It's the first in a series. My MC has...relations with a very attractive sea nymph. She is humanoid but with some notable differences. This interaction gives my MC certain powers. How do you even market something like this? I know monster porn can be successful but I'm not sure how to spread the word!
Any hints?
Thanks!
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Not sure how 'notable' her differences are, but a sea nymph wouldn't seem to fall under the monster subheading. Sea nymph = paranormal to my reader's eye. I think the done thing when you're building an erotica catalog is simply to get the story published and then move on to the next? Your keywords should be such that readers who are looking will naturally find your work, but I'm not sure there's much else for short erotica writers to do when starting out. Good luck!

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Calling EelKat!  :D She would be able to give you the good dirt on marketing something like this.

Does the sea nymph ever take a completely non-human form? That always seemed to be the marker in my head. Maybe not. There *IS* a dedicated audience for this. I think it's a mix of a keyword dance and word-of-mouth. If you want to capitalize on something like this, though, it seems to be about making a name for yourself so that people keep coming back for the next story, and the next, and so on.

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I agree with Graystone. This sounds like paranormal erotica or paranormal romance, in the same vein as the 'werewolves and shifters' category.
That's assuming the focus of the story is sex or romance. You say it's 'porn' so I'm assuming it's on the sex, in which case paranormal erotica.
If neither, you might be looking at fantasy.

 
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Sounds like it could work fine in either Erotica->Fantasy or Erotica->Paranormal. If it's a contemporary I'd lean more towards paranormal, but there's not really a hard and fast line between the two and I doubt people would complain if you used both categories. You might also consider using "fairy tales" in your keywords to get it into that grouping.

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If she's not particularly monstrous, then I wouldn't brand it as monster erotica. :D
Definitely more in the paranormal/fantasy vein based on your description.

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Yeah, monster erotica is erotica with something horrifying. Merpeople, nymphs, fae--they all belong in paranormal. Because paranormal these days means the pretty monsters, lol.
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Sounds illegal. Good luck anyway!

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My MC has...relations with a very attractive sea nymph.

ha, that reminds me of this futurama episode where Fry falls in love with a mermaid and finds out there's some issues when they finally go to bed together...


Fry:"Why couldn't she be the other kind of mermaid! With the fish part on the top and the lady part on the bottom!?"

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ha, that reminds me of this futurama episode where Fry falls in love with a mermaid and finds out there's some issues when they finally go to bed together...


Fry:"Why couldn't she be the other kind of mermaid! With the fish part on the top and the lady part on the bottom!?"
(laughing)....or this song....  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp725C0_qyQ  :D
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