Down to Earth Romance

About Author Adele Downs


Adele Downs is the award-winning author of more than 25 romance novels, novellas and short stories, and a former journalist with hundreds of articles to her credit. When not writing in her home office in Delaware, she can be found reading a book on the beach, taking photographs, or riding in her convertible.

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  1. Raymond Hawk said:


    Do you know if there is/was/will be any successor business to Ellora’s Cave? I see that Jasmine Jade publishing has a Facebook page but it is completely blank.

    I am working through Judith Watts’s and Mirren Baxter’s book “Get Started in Writing Erotic Fiction” published in 2013 (a few years before EC closed – but it makes reference to the business) and so I looked up the site and see its gone.

    I have many books on fiction writing and this is a good one. So I’m sad to see Ellora’s Cave is gone and wonder if they found a way to reorganize after all the trouble they had at the end…? Or is there another site doing essentially what they did as well in the beginning?


    Ray Hawk


    • Hi Ray. Thanks for following my blog. Ellora’s Cave is out of business, and to my knowledge, there are no plans for reorganization. Many of the American publishers who blazed the path for erotic romance into the mainstream are gone now: Ellora’s Cave, Samhain, Loose Id, Red Sage among them. Cleis Press, established in 1980, was sold to new owners so you might want to check out their website. Changeling Press is still around, too. I’m sure there are other small presses that specialize in ER that I haven’t mentioned, but there are also digital first publishers that offer erotic imprints and opportunities to submit anthology short stories without an agent. Research publishers online for submissions guidelines. Another option is to indie publish your erotic stories, which is what many authors are doing, though the competition is fierce.
      My current list of books are not considered erotic romance, and I only occasionally indie publish, but if you decide to go that route, be sure to hire a top notch freelance editor, copy editor, and cover artist.
      Best of luck.


      • Raymond Hawk said:

        Thanks Adele! That’s very useful information. I’m just starting to try my hand at ER so its good to know where the market is. I was looking up books the other day at my local library as example reading and I noticed that almost all the erotic fiction is in ebook format now only, and much of it is still under the Ellora’s Cave imprint. So that was interesting.

        I am also working my way towards trying to get a novel or two on Radish Fiction, which is supposed to be a good market for the romance genre. So we will see…


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