"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is.
Love is not breathlessness, it is not... excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love which any of us can convince ourselves we are.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two."
-- Captain Corelli's Mandolin
I love this because I love, well LOVE. Erotica is known for the heat, the sizzle, the sex that brings two people together. Erotic romance has all of those elements that usually lead the characters past the heat and into the true heart of the matter which of course is the "L" word. I enjoy reading and writing both types of stories, but at the end of the day, I want the best part of what makes the sizzle so hot and that's Love not Sex. Did that make sense? *sigh*
It's Monday. Have a great week!