Friday, January 10, 2014

Author, author... Sweetest Mistake by @CandisTerry

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Please welcome a guest post from Author Candis Terry !!




Thank you for having me here today!

Since I’m on a blog about passion, how about we talk about that?

I’m often asked (mostly by people who don’t read romance) what it’s like to write sex scenes. Do I do my own “research?” Aren’t I embarrassed to have people read such . . . smut? Oddly enough, this last question is often asked by men. Really guys? You don’t like sex? Hmmm. So after I pull in my claws and bite my tongue to the point of looking vampirish, I respond calmly and hopefully intellectually. But there are no guarantees.

From page one to “the end”, I don’t write smut, I write passion. I write about the thrill and challenges of meeting someone and falling in love. I write about monogamous relationships, family, and often heartbreak. Yes, I write love scenes. Isn’t that part of a loving relationship? However, when writing a love scene one must remember the most important word there . . . “love.” A love scene is not about body parts or exchanging bodily fluids, it’s about emotion and passion, hopes, dreams, even fears. It’s about thoughts and pillow talk that reveal the characters weaknesses and strengths. Their vulnerability to each other.

Most people know how sex happens, so writing a love scene needs to include more than placing body part A into body part B. To be three-dimensional, a love scene hopefully will include at least three of the senses (smell, taste, touch) along with the emotion.

You don’t necessarily have to say what they taste or exactly what they smell. Sometimes it’s good to give the reader the reins and let their imagination take over. Sometimes the most sexy and passionate moments are subtle, just a suggestion. But they are there all the same. Here’s just a quick example from my newest book Sweetest Mistake.  And thanks for stopping by and hanging out with me today!

Both her hands were on his chest now, flattened against his pounding heart. She moved closer, leaned in, and brought her sweet scent with her. His damned foolish heart kicked up another notch.

“Maybe it’s time we really got reacquainted,” she whispered. Kissed his beard-stubbled jaw. And let those magical hands roam over his chest. “No more quick, confusing kisses.”

“I don’t know if that’s a good idea.” He managed not to groan when her soft lips trailed kisses down one side of his neck, and her fingertips caressed the other.

“Don’t you?”
 
 
Sweetest Mistake
Sweet Texas Series #2
by
 Candis Terry
 
 
Blurb
When friends become lovers . . .

Firefighter and former Marine Jackson Wilder has tough guy down to an art, but he’s learned the hard way that promises were made to be broken. Abigail Morgan was once his best friend, his first kiss, his first love, his first everything. He’d just forgotten to mention all that to her and she blew out of his life. Five years later, she’s back and he’s battling a load of mistrust for her disappearing act. But for some reason he just can’t keep his lips—or his hands—to himself.

It can lead to disaster or . . .

When her stint as a trophy wife abruptly ends, Abby returns home to Sweet, Texas, and comes face-to-face with Jackson—her biggest and sexiest mistake. Time and distance did nothing to squash her love for the act-first-think-later stubborn hunk of a man, and when he suggests they renew their old just-friends vow, Abby realizes she wants more. She’d cut and run once. Could she do it again? Or could she tempt him enough to break his promise?
 
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Author Info
Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after.
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