I try to read just about everything, giving all authors a chance. Through a facebook connection and group, I became aware of Shoshanna Evers 99-cent Kindle short "Overheated." With it she had cleverly placed excerpts from a few of her novellas, and I read them as well, then purchased "Ginger Snap."
Of course I have erotic and sexual moments in my own work, but it's not my primary focus, and my porn reading experience comes from a few raunchy books in the 70s. So I'm not an experienced erotica writer, or reader. But I do know good writing.
I was struck immediately by the deftness it takes to write within the delicately narrow lines between erotica and what some might consider pornography. Clearly, it would be a disservice to label Evers work porn. And I was pleasantly surprised to find that Evers writing is, well, erotic. She writes about sex as well as anyone I've read. I'm impressed at how she can take formally taboo subjects and portray them as an intricate agreement between lovers, ending with a romantic flair. Evers is clearly a skilled writer.
Jeffrey Penn May, [...]