Heat Ratings are an indication to the person buying the book of what sort of content is inside the story. Mostly so that the reader isn’t offended by anything they may read in a book.
This is a good example of heat ratings for a romance publisher.
This is the rating system Steam eReads uses- taken with permission from their website.
They have a 1-5 system that is from sweet, kisses only romance up to scorching which is their hottest rating. Details below.
They only publish romance and do not publish pure Erotica.
Just as the name implies, these books have nothing more than kisses.
Contains loves scenes that are non-descriptive, often alluded to or implied rather than described. The emphasis is on emotion and not graphic portrayal. Often there will only be one or two scenes per book.
These books contain moderately explicit love scenes that are more descriptive and frequent. The focus is still on thoughts and feelings and not on graphic description of lovemaking. These books may also contain mild
Sizzling (4) Getting hotter! These books have lovemaking and lots of it. Sex scenes are longer, more frequent and described in graphic detail. These books may also contain stronger language and expletives.
Scorching (5) Hot, hot, hot! In these books, sex is usually the primary focus
and love scenes are frequent and explicitly graphic. These books may contain
topics that might be considered taboo or kinky and very strong language and
swearing may be frequent.
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This is just a small part of her workshop.Tasmin certainly has a great understanding of what readers of Erotic romance are looking for. Check out her recent releases below.
MMF (Male, Male, Female) shifter
Jeremy left his small hometown ten years ago, determined to get away from the female child who was his predestined mate.
But Natalia, a rare tiger shifter, has been kidnapped. Jeremy
chooses to return to help the land shifter pack find her. What he doesn't expect when he returns home is his attraction to Natalia's boyfriend Tommy and the fact that his tiger mate is still unclaimed.
Jeremy finds himself falling in love with both Tommy and Natalia, yet the rival shifters of the air seem determined to rip them from him.
(Amazon and Are Best Seller)
M/M (Male, Male) contemporary
Marcus is a 30-year-old successful architect. He wants someone to love and knows the right man will turn up when he least expects it. That moment arrives at his friend’s party. He sees Danny for only a moment, yet his interest is piqued. What could be more irresistible than a blue-eyed beauty who is completely untouched?
Danny knows he doesn’t find women attractive, but how is he going to find out if he’s gay? His sister’s party answers his prayers and the most gorgeous guy he has ever seen asks him out. But can their love survive when Marcus wants more than a closeted partner and Danny wants nothing more than to hide forever?
MMF (Male, Male, Female) shifter
Chase, a golden eagle shifter, is destined to be the leader of his flock, the shifters of the air. But he has a few problems. Not only is he not ready for the responsibility, he isn’t even sure whom he
wants as his mate—and there’s the little issue of an unsolved killing to sort out.
Ben is also a golden eagle shifter, but more importantly, he is
Chase’s best friend and three-time lover. He wants to be his best friend’s mate, but can he be honest about his feelings?
Ariana is a young peregrine falcon shifter who has loved Chase for years. But how could she say anything? After all, why would he want her when he can have anyone he wants?
Three shifters, with three separate problems, all fighting to find out who they are and how they can love one another.