Three years ago I attended the Florida Writer's Conference (which I am going to again this year) and announced that I was starting to look at erotica. A shy woman scheduled a meeting with me and told me she was working on a novel about a former Sunday school teacher who discovers Internet porn and how it transforms her life.
I told her to send it to me. It was both edgy and sweet, but needed work in its story-telling and structure.
When I got the gig at Ravenous Romance, I looked up the author. She had finished her novel. We read it, and we had a brilliant intern who helped her restructure the book.
She had also grown as a writer by then too, so we were able to buy the book, as well as a short story.
I was the editorial reader on that novel, and I was thrilled to see just how compelling this novel had become.