So my story is coming along great so far. The only problem being that there are some bits and pieces of it that one could call erotica, and I'm afraid that it may take away from the story as a whole. The bits of more mature content in it, do help to build up to the climax of the novel as a whole. Basically my main character Nicole (aka Loreali) falls in love with a handsome grad student who turns out to be the enemy that is trying to destroy her home world, and her as well. So it adds to the plot. I just don't want it to make people go "ugh, I don't wanna read this stupid romance novel" and put the book down without actually reading the rest of it. So, do you think a little mature material is ok, if it's used sparingly and has an actual purpose?