Monday, August 25, 2014

Sexy can be sexy except when it's not

I just read a blog post on Right Angle about writing sex scenes and it made me think.  They mentioned that writing a bad sex scene is easy but a good one is hard (no pun intended!) and I tend to agree.  I shy away from anything sounding too bodice-ripperish when I write sex scenes.  I won't use man root, rod, manhood, globes, mound, sex, etc. for the body parts and try to stay away from throb (I use that sparingly), pulse (I have used that some), cum, ejaculate, etc.  I use passion/passionately, urgent and lust sparingly, leaning instead towards ardor, ardent, fervor, etc.which I think are more elegant and less used.  I use my Thesaurus a lot when writing, but especially when writing sex scenes.  You want to be somewhat imaginative without being laughed at or scoffed at.  I have used organ and member in my latest book series though just because I'm writing without using the usual "cock" and "dick" and have to get creative.  I've also used "length" and "girth", but mostly I use "erection".  The woman's anatomy in these book series is referred to as her opening or occasionally "vagina".  I use that sparingly since it's too clinical.  I also rarely use "penis" but it will appear if needed.

I am guilty of using fuck a lot just because it's sexy.  Making love is a little more wimpy and connotates love over passion but it's still worthy of inclusion depending upon the context.  "I'm going to throw you down on the bed and make love to you" is less sexy than "I'm going to throw you down on the bed and fuck you." You can even add "senseless" for further effect which I have done.  You could say, though, "Let's go inside and make love."  That sounds a bit more romantic.  It's all about context, content and what you want conveyed.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Eyes of Aubriana Quote and Update

Fans of my first book in The Eyes Trilogy, "The Eyes of Alexander" will be happy to know that I'm currently formatting the second book in the series, "The Eyes of Aubriana".  Here's the quote at the beginning of the book:

"The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides."

I'm hoping for a late August release!

Hot cover and hot sales...

So the sales of my book have increased infinitely the past few days and I'm so grateful.  If it's any of you buying it, thanks so much! The highest honor an author can receive is fans buying their book.  I've updated my cover.  Hope you like it.  The Eyes of Alexander - Kindle Edition
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Aubrey Windsor did not see Alexander Ayes coming, but he could see right through her…
Working for the successful, gorgeous and brilliant publishing CEO is thrilling, but also intimidating.  Drawn to Alexander even though he possesses a gift for reading people and a curse for controlling them, a young and inexperienced Aubrey is sucked into his enigmatic world.
But that world comes with a high price; dealing with his tortured past and facing their dangerous future.
White-hot sex blooms into a love that begins to heal damage from Alexander’s tormented childhood, but their bright future is darkened when a killer with pent-up rage emerges.  After barely escaping with their lives, the couple must now combat an unknown evil before the next attempt is deadly…
The Eyes of Alexander is the first book of the compelling sensual series, The Eyes Trilogy.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Added feature to book cover...

I added a little something to "The Eyes of Alexander" book cover; a glimpse of Xander's office and "a window to his soul" with a spectacular view of the Portland skyline.  There's also a sexy piece of furniture that Xander and Aubrey become well acquainted with...

Enjoy!

Thank you!

Just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have purchased my book, especially lately.  Sales have been phenomenal lately and I'm so very thankful.  I'm still working on Book #2 but I'm close to publishing it soon, so stay tuned...