That said, Fifty Shades, is not so much a love story as a sex fest; a manual describing how to seduce a virgin to the dark side. And it explores that in intimate detail.
And that's the issue here. How much is too much? Has the gauntlet been thrown down to writers - of any genre - to include such explicit scenes in our books?
For those of us with families, this is a dilemma.
I have eight beautiful nieces - ranging in age from eleven to twenty-five - who intend obtaining a copy of my fantasy book when it's released in August. After all, I'm one of their favourite aunts!
Do I seriously want them exposed to erotica, particularly the younger ones??
This is my consideration.
So, do I follow the masses and sell out to the devil? Or keep erotica in the bedroom where it belongs, between the cotton sheets, rather then the sheets of a book?
That is the question.