Does Exotic = Erotic?

VengeanceHammer_ByJianneCarlo-453x680I’m so excited to join in the A to Z blog hop!!! Truly, I regard it as a terrific challenge and a wonderful kick-start to my new website. My topic for the entire 26 days will be romance, particularly erotic romance. My structure will be as follows: I am going to first list the pertinent words for the day and then discuss one of them in alphabetical order , of course.

E: exotic, ecstatic, evocative, erection, ejaculate, and erotic.

The above are my list of sexy and/or erotic and/or romantic E words. Feel free to chime in with your own!

For the fifth day of the A to Z blog hop challenge – I choose two words erotic and it’s kissing cousin exotic.

Erotic: Of, relating to, or tending to arouse sexual desire or excitement.

Exotic: Intriguingly unusual or different; excitingly strange: From another part of the world; foreign

If someone or something is exotic, does that make them or it automatically erotic? And does the reverse work?

Antonio Banderas is both exotic and erotic as far as I’m concerned. So are Salma Hayek and Shakira. the cover above is for my coming release, Vengeance Hammer. Is it erotic, or exotic, or both?

What do you think?

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Meet Adam Jones (AC)

Freelance Tourist: Travel Tips (TR)

Lisa Buie-Collard (WR)

As the World Flops

Whirled Peas




  1. For the sake of argument… I think there’s an exception to pretty much every rule. Exotic can be exotic with out eroticism, and erotic can DEFINITELY be erotic without being exotic. (Thinking of my wonderful husband here…) It does give one pause to question though, how do we see the world around us, and what automatic insinuations do we attach to a “type?”

  2. Thanks for posting my link too!

    • Somehow my replies got wordpressed – thanks for dropping by Lisa – I enjoyed your post and am happy to direct others on this blog to you!

  3. I think I agree with you Jianne, on the one way. Erotic isn’t always exotic, but exotic can be erotic, even if it’s only slightly. Thanks for visiting my blog on the A to Z, and leaving a comment! I like to visit those blog authors who have stuck around long enough to leave one! Good luck!

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