In ‘Barely Legal' themes the premise of the story is mainly about sexual acts involving
an 18 or 19 year old teen girls. Since no sexual acts involve minors, and instead
involve young girls barely over minor age, the 'Barely Legal' category is well named..
Recently, some mainstream publishers have stopped selling this genre. Also, the credit
card processors have been refusing to process credit cards from bookstores who care
any of such titles. Therefore, Lots Cave finds the subject matter ‘Barely Taboo'
enough to publish such titles as a service to both readers and writers. We are currently
soliciting manuscripts from authors and eBooks from publishers.
Why do none of the publishers handle underage sexuality in erotica and romance? Policy.
Not law, no matter how vociferously publishers insist it's the law. A publisher who
brakes this underage taboo can expect a massive social backlash. Alas, even that
rule is changing with the recent publication of Tampa by Alissa Nutting (female pedophilia)
published by Harper Collins. If underage pedophilia in novels was illegal, rest assured
that Harper Collins would not be publishing it, and Amazon and Barnes & Nobel would
not be selling it. It's all a matter of changing policies due to social pressure.