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My new erotica novelette, DOUBLED, will be up for FREE from Wednesday, July 11 through Sunday the 15. If you download free, it will help me climb the charts and get my delicious smut seen world-wide! Not to mention it’s a VERY hot story. It won’t cool you off this summer, but you won’t mind a bit, trust me!
Dr. Rachelle is a beautiful ex-model now working on top-secret government technology. After observing cloned lab animals recognize each other, a crazy idea strikes her: if she were the first to clone a human, she’d go down in the history books! Visions of money and power dance in her head, but she can’t deny that in the back of her mind, she’s always secretly wanted to be with another woman. What will happen when she first sees her clone and finds that she is far more dominant than the original? And will Rachelle’s boyfriend, Paul, enjoy this intriguing turn of events just as much?
This 12,183-word erotic novelette is intended for adults only. Not for the closed-minded!
Sizzling, Sensuous and Steamy: How to Write Love Scenes
by Carolyn Campbell
A love scene can provide a satisfying ending or an enduring, effective hook that you can thread throughout the plot of a mainstream novel. Such a scene can serve as an action scene, a sequel following a scene, or it can build tension and suspense leading up to another scene. The relationship between the two characters in a love scene can add interest to the story, move the plot forward, or complicate and add tension to the story.
1. Create tension by rendering the lovers as opposing forces
A beginning flirtation is played out like a chess game. She makes a move, then waits for his next move. He in turn makes a move, which she tries to interpret before making her next move. In most cases, neither wants to move too directly or drastically. Neither wants to risk rejection or embarassment — but attraction propels them onward. Then tension is like a boxing match, when one fighter delivers a hit, and the two opponents pace tensely before another blow is delivered. This tension heightens the urgency and immediacy of the scene, which also increases reader identification.
2. Get involved in your love scenes
Why do people read love scenes? Let’s be honest here. Readers lose themselves in love scenes to make their own hearts race faster, to enhance their own breathless anticipation, and to feel their vulnerability in a harmless, exciting escape from their everyday lives. Put simply, readers love to imagine themselves in the place of the lovers. No other writing emerges so directly from the heart. Writing a scene that ignites your own passion and makes your own pulse quicken will help assure that your readers will feel that way, too. Readers pick up quickly on your sincerity and sense the “realness” of your thudding heart and speeding pulse. This could be the one practical use for those “makeout memories” of the times when you yourself thrilled to the ecstacy of kissing a forbidden someone in the back seat of a Chevy. Come on — it wasn’t that long ago. And your memory, imagination and writing skills can help recreate that excitement all over again in the scenes with your characters.
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