An erotic romance author. J
Hey, it’s true. I’m not alone out here, am I? Some days I swear it’s all I can do to let my heroine get off again. Maybe I’m jealous. Nah! Can’t be. I love my heroines. So, what’s the deal? *thinking*
Okay, I get tired. I mean there’s only so many ways to make monkey sex without the actual primate interesting and fresh, right? You start doing the check list. Sex on table? Chapter two. Sex on floor? Chapter three. Sex bent over kitchen counter? Chapter four. Oral? Chapter Five. Group… Yeah, well, you get my point and it’s at these times you thank your lucky stars you have a wonderful CP who takes your pages of brilliance and gets to this part in your story and comments something like this, “Riley, your heroine is the one who’s supposed to be exhausted in this scene, not you. Get your head out of your butt and write a sex scene. Wait, maybe you should write a butt smex scene here.” *shakes head* Gotta love her persistence because sure enough, I did. Lol!
Persistence is where it’s at for an erotic rom author. Using myself as a perfect example for no other reason than I like to be the one talking behind my own back, I’m going to share a slice of my married life with you. Here’s the scene. I’ve worked all day on my WIP. The hero has gotten off three times and the heroine seven (I know what you’re thinking, but remember this is fiction). So there I am at bedtime. I slip between the cool sheets, close my eyes and sigh. Life is—
Wtf? Honey’s done the old one arm hooked-around-me thing where I’m literally dragged across the king size bed until I’m hauled up against him. I grumble with my nose pressed into his chest, “What are you doing?”
“I plan on claiming some conjugal rights.”
“Now?” To say I’m miffed would have been an understatement. I have people yakking in my head, a huge mental list of things to go over before tomorrow and oh yeah, I need to get some sleep too. So, me not feeling it? Check.
“Don’t tell me I forgot to schedule an appointment.”
I don’t know why I roll my eyes it’s not like he could see the gesture in the dark. “Didn’t we already do this today?”
“Are you sure?”
Wow, had it really come down to this? *wonders for a moment* Sure enough. I’d been writing sex all day and felt like I’d done the deed over and over again…but he hadn’t. *Deep breath* “Sorry, my hero and heroine are like freaking rabbits so my mind’s been far afield all day.”
“How far afield?”
“Table, floor, counter, oral.”
“Talk to me about the floor. Was it tile or wood because you know carpeting is not great for the back or knees. Rug burn’s a bitch.”
So we spent the next hour *cough, cough* talking about my various scenes and it wasn’t until I was well and truly exhausted that I realize it wasn’t just erotic romance authors and their CPs who have to be persistent – their husbands have to be too.
This is probably why I chose to write about a married couple rediscovering their kink in Reclaimed Surrender. I love the dynamic of a successful and fully committed partnership. Anyone else tackle marriage in crisis theme? If so, did you find it easier to write the sexy stuff or harder?
Thanks for having me here, it’s been fun!
Reclaimed Surrender blurb:
Things take a sizzling turn when Rene Tanner finds himself neck-deep in marital unbliss. He’s fully prepared to do whatever it takes to reclaim his wife’s surrender. The way he sees it? He’s been putting her on a pedestal when all she really wanted— needed —was for him to put her on her knees.
Alexis Tanner has felt alone and unfulfilled for quite a while. So when their marriage counselor suggests a week of “As You Wish” therapy, she’s expecting to be wooed with chocolates and flowers. Instead she winds up in leather restraints and a silver collar and realizes she must surrender to her darkest desires, or be forced to let Rene go forever.
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-tAJRlJ08U
Reclaimed Surrender excerpt:
He took a deep breath and straightened. Now that he understood what the stumbling blocks were he was ready to annihilate them. She needed to be reminded that they had certain boundaries in their relationship and he needed to impress upon her that he was totally prepared to hold her to them. Continue reading