Kristina Lloyd

Erotic Fiction Author

Erotic fiction is BOOMING!


Despite a major player mothballing its erotic fiction lists, the category is on a recession-busting rise.


You can read the whole article here in The Bookseller. I scanned the double-page spread from the mag because, oh boy, isn’t it wonderful to see a range of covers up there instead of the usual glut of half-naked chicks?

And great to hear that friends of Erotica Cover Watch, Xcite Books and Bookkake, are both thriving. It’s a thrill, too, to know that Erotica Cover Watch and our fab supporters were largely responsible for Xcite’s decision to start featuring guys on their book covers. Yup, see him in the top left? He’s mine! Oh, OK, then: ours. We can share. I’ll be taking a closer look at Xcite’s new Temptations line on ECW in the near future – and am very much looking forward to him it.

If you missed the news from earlier in the week, Adam Nevill, former Black Lace editor, will soon be joining Xcite books as editor. All in all, an excellent week for erotica (um, apart from my blacklisting)!


September 13, 2009 - Posted by | Kristina Lloyd | , ,


  1. Yay, we’re booming! I knew this marching-band bass drum would come in handy someday!

    Comment by Jeremy Edwards | September 13, 2009 | Reply

  2. That’s excellent news. Thanks for sharing the article. Very encouraging.

    Comment by Craig Sorensen | September 13, 2009 | Reply

  3. great news! thanks for sharing..and i m happy for adam too!

    Comment by danielle | September 14, 2009 | Reply

  4. As a newbie, this is all very good news! And yes, that cover is very nice. 😉

    Comment by Erobintica | September 14, 2009 | Reply

  5. Great news about Adam, though I tried to keep my hopes up all along, as a good erotica editor is hard to find…and harder to keep down.

    Just read the interview with Ashley and enjoyed it. Yer so literary and yet so smutty – yer so cool.

    Nice to see the article you point out in this post. I see your handsome shadow guy and also ‘Ultimate Decadence’ which is a charity antho I’m happy to be part of, along with lots of other smut-minded writers.

    Rise up! Rise up!

    Thanks, K.

    Comment by Madeline Moore | September 15, 2009 | Reply

  6. Thanks Madeline. And congrats on being in Ultimate Decadence. I was in last year’s Ultimate Burlesque (disclaimer: I am not very keen on burlesque!) and I’ll be doing a reading at a great big Brighton gig in October. I’ll have a drink with your story!

    Comment by kristinalloyd | September 17, 2009 | Reply

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