Blushing as I write a sex scene…

February 5, 2016

To each her own.  Some readers like their sex scenes hot and steamy.  Others want the details left up to their imagination.  I tend to fall into the second category.  Although, I admit, I’ve read a few sex scenes that were, well… pretty romantic.  I’ve also read some sex scenes that were downright awkward – about as sexy as watching Miley Cyrus twerking.  I obligated myself to read a romance last year that included some explicit sex scenes, and I have to admit, I skimmed over them to get to the other side because they were so unpleasant, and UNSEXY, to read.  I guess I just don’t want an anatomy lesson when I’m reading a novel.


This is an important issue to me right now because I’m smack dab in the middle of writing book 2 of “The Shade Ring Trilogy.”  I’m crafting a love scene that I hope will be on the pleasant side – NOT the awkward side – of sexy.


One thing I know for sure: I could never write erotica.  I can just imagine my sons and my grandkids reading it and freaking out that I might know anything about lovemaking.  I can also imagine winning “The Bad Sex in Fiction” award.  No kidding – that’s an actual award given out for really tacky sex scenes.  Definitely not a plaque I want hanging on my wall.


By the way, book 2 will be published this summer.


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