Wednesday, June 12, 2013
So I don’t write sex scenes very often, and I’ve never written a YA sex scene before, but I find myself facing my first of these. Now nobody panic, I am not jumping into kiddy porn… I will focus on the first-person emotion of it because that is what matters to my story. Still, it is intimidating.
I mean I want to get across…
Scared (a little).
The sort of out-of-body experience it can be when you don't know what you're doing...
That’s a lot.
This book has been fun to write so far. I’m about half done with my BuNoWri goal, but probably only a third or less done with the overall story.
So wish me luck! Or orgasms… wait, no… first timers don’t get those… at least the girls… poor things.
On the TOPIC of Epic Sex…
A friend of mine who shall remain nameless sent me a note last week… “uh, erm… I’ve written this book…”
I knew she was a writer—we’ve been friends for years and it was always one of our common interests—but I DIDN’T know she was writing fiction. She’s not online a ton and is not the attention whore I am. But she asked for a little guidance and help getting her book out there. I am thrilled to give her some introductions, but that ‘must remain nameless’ thing makes it a little tricky. You see… she has a job and a child… and has written erotica…
So FIRST, I want to introduce her book, but then ask you guys some advice…
High Stakes Chattel
by Andie Blue
When Lord Nico Chattel tackles an intruder on his property he is surprised to discover the captive beneath him is a voluptuous wild-eyed beauty seeking his help. Samantha is determined to win the grand prize at the Chattel game tournament that will save her family farm. Now all she needs to do is dress like a man and convince the game’s creator, Lord Chattel to mentor her. The dark and handsome Lord Chattel wants nothing to do with the silly game that once defined him or the woman pursuing him. He agrees to play but only if the victor can claim a sensual prize he is sure will scare her away. The stakes of their game get higher until Samantha is left standing naked before him and Nico must call her bluff.
This erotic romance mixes Downton Abbey with a touch of Fifty Shades of Grey.
If you are an erotica reader, I’d love it if you’d check her out.
Next—any of you have experience with this incognito stuff? How would you go about starting from scratch? I mean I have a separate online persona, but it is more about branding than secrecy—My real friends know both and I don’t mind my professional colleagues learning. I just wanted a clear line between my fiction and my science. (thus dropping my first name for my fiction).
I’d just love to pass on some advice about balancing privacy and/or secrecy with promotion.