I've been following a thread on my author's forum: what warnings and ratings to give their work. I never thought about it until Wattpad re-rated my work R, and my reaction was to laugh. What made my work scandalous enough to require parental guidance. Heck, I'm a mom! I was told expletives, sex standing up at a party, and sex in a car. Hmm, pretty much the entire college experience!
I've been advised to put a warning on my book description. But after 50 shades is it possible even to be shocking in the craft of Romance any more. I don't know what I'll do. I've always thought the category of romance was self warning: sex, more sex, then eventually happily ever after. The expletives, the ones in my work, I hear out the young in buckets every day. So maybe my warning should be, my characters talk like their from the real world and have sex like they are really in their 20s. I wonder if that would work. Just my thoughts for today!