Can there be too much sex in a romance?
My thinking is - not really - if the sexual gymnastics have an awesome amount of tension leading up to 'the moment', and if the writing is fresh and inventive.
Trust me, as a writer of erotic romances I know how difficult it is to write these scenes. To me, they're the most challenging part of any book. Give me dialogue any day. However, since readers want those intimate moments, I have to find new ways to bring them about.
In my latest erotic romance Take Me Away, Kyle and Lexi are in his small cabin in Northern California. While it may seen that the locale wouldn't leave a lot of room for invention, believe me - it did.
Take the sex scene by the creek. And the one in the kitchen after she made him a surprise dinner. And what about the one when he was trying to teach her to throw a football? (He's a former NFL quarterback, so the football just had to come in).
By using the locale, his background and hers (she's an actress), I was able to create memorable moments that weren't only hot but had heart.
It wasn't easy. But it's what I do. :)
She's everything he escaped...and all that he desires
Three years ago, Kyle turned his back on a pro-football career and being the target of tabloids or gold-digging groupies. Craving privacy, he gets it at his roadhouse in Northern California until Lexi Sands invades his life. Indulged and surely phony, she’s exactly what Kyle fled.
An actress since childhood, Lexi’s fresh out of an anger management program, court-ordered when she lashed out at a badgering paparazzo. Weary of the press’s harsh scrutiny, she sees Kyle’s secluded cabin as the ideal place to hide out and him as a damn-near perfect alpha male. Deliciously virile. Protective. Principled. She offers him serious cash to let her stay for two weeks, assuring there will be no complications or touching.
Yeah, right. Passion flares, along with tenderness. Kyle recognizes how lonely Lexi really is, while she’s falling hard. Through intimate days and impassioned nights, they explore their most shameless needs, until a cruel betrayal exposes their growing love, forcing a choice neither anticipated.