Sex Sells – Does lesbian fiction always have to be lesbian romance?

When people ask me what I do for a living and I tell them that I’m writing lesbian romance novels, I get a lot of interesting reactions. They range from “Oh, wow, I didn’t know there are books like that!” (I even got that from lesbian women a time or two) to “Doesn’t it get a little boring to write sex scenes all day?” Comments like the latter come from people who apparently equate lesbian fiction with erotica. And then there are the people who get this haughty look on their face and tell me that they “don’t read books …

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