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Appropriate Levels of Heat in Your Erotic scene

Monday was Erotica Night Henderson Writers Group. So, feeling red as a radish, I read, an erotic chapter from my upcoming book, The Pack. I thought I would die of embarrassment. So naturally, I went home and rewrote it a full twenty percent hotter.

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 A problem arouse, the arousal was too much. Prudish modesty didn’t set in. Instead a feeling that Tereza and Ethan’s behavior in the scene was completely out of character did. This is a werewolf novel. In that society a promise cannot be broken. Tereza had promised her stepfather (the Alpha male) she wouldn’t mate with Ethan. So, she decided to orally pleasure him instead. This would have been consistent with her tendency to not exactly lie, but not tell the truth either. Sort of how Bill Clinton didn’t exactly lie when he said “I did not have sex with this woman.” It depends on how one defines sex, I guess. But I started thinking “Would she really do this?” Yes, she is that devious. But it just didn’t feel right. I know this might not sound like sage advice on writing, but since we’re dealing with characters and their emotions/motivations; if something feels wrong it usually is. Would she really risk violating her stepfather’s trusts by redefining “sex.” No. This applies to human character’s as well. The mousey person most likely isn’t a closet dominatrix, unless there’s some other hint of that side of her character before the sex scene. This can be easier said then done, while you’re cranking of the heat.

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February 28, 2014 · 4:27 am

Fire and Water

Fire & Water begins with Keagan, a fire elemental, betrothed to the princess of Fire Nation in unhappy, loveless engagement of convenience. Meanwhile, he’s involved in an illicit affair with Aedre, the beautiful and conning princesses of the Water Kingdom. Both lovers risk the death penalty if their love is discovered.

Court intrigue and espionage ensues as Fire Nation and Water Kingdom rush towards genocidal warfare. It’s up to Keagan and Aedre to bring peace to their people while remaining true to themselves and their love for each other. But is peace between fire and water even possible?

“Fire & Water” is now available on Kindle . Go ahead and click the link, a little steamy romance isn’t dangerous — unless you happen to be Keagan or Aedre.

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Seperating my blogs

After finally figuring out how to actually do it, I made Facebook page for Fire and Water. Filled with facts and trivia about the origins of the elementals, it should be entertaining. So take a look, and if your finger slips and clicks the like button, I don’t mind…

That name page will also allow me to keep this blog more focused on personal stuff, interesting events that happen to me, my strange and funny ideas, etc.

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Smashwords — Fire and Water — A book by Douglas Ryan

My new short book Fire and Water is now officially available Smashwords in all formats.

In this tale of forbidden love and desire between Keagan, a fire elemental and Aedre, a water elemental; can they lovers remain true to each other and themselves and prevent mutual genocide of their races?

Fire and Water cover

 

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