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Guest Post: Scorched Authors on the Biggest Challenge/Most Exciting Part of Writing Erotic Romance

Entangled Publishing has launched a new erotic romance line this month and the four launch authors are dishing about the biggest challenge or most exciting part of writing an erotic romance for them.


Gina L. Maxwell, author of Shameless: How many euphemisms for naughty things can you come up with? And I’m talking acceptable, modern-day terms that don’t make you giggle or scrunch up your nose. While you’re thinking about it, I’ll just go ahead and tell you, it’s not easy. In an erotic romance, the sex scenes are more frequent, more detailed, and a hell of a lot more raw. You don’t gloss over things with pretty words—a technique that makes things sound less harsh as well as offering the author more alternatives to avoid repeating the same words or phrases too many times—like you do in a regular contemporary romance. In eroticas, you don’t skirt around the obscene and risqué. You embrace it.


 

Kristin Miller, author of Desiring Red: For me, the biggest challenge was making sure the story was a true erotica (a story revolving around an erotic premise) rather than simply a story with a lot of sex. I read and researched non-stop for a few weeks and then plotted carefully, keeping true to the genre while making sure that DESIRING RED would be unique and fresh. The most exciting part? Creating an erotic paranormal romance featuring two drool-worthy Alpha males and one feisty heroine who has one night to choose between them. Yeah. I kinda freaking love my job.


 

 

Cathryn Fox, author of Learning Curves: There are numerous sex scenes in Learning Curves and my upcoming Hands On serial in Entangled’s new Scorched line, and the biggest challenge for me was to keep each scene fresh, interesting and sexy. I didn’t want readers skimming over those scenes because they were the same old same old. So I really amped up the dirty talk and put my characters into positions that were…well…lets just call them interesting. LOL

 


 

 

 

 

Naima Simone, author of Only For a Night: Well, it’s always exciting when you can let your freak flag fly. LOL! I didn’t have to hold back on the dialogue, positions, kink… Yep, I got to think it all, say it all, do it all. Through my characters, that is. My hubby probably read that and was like, Where is this woman who does it all, and when is she coming home?? ROTFL! The most challenging part was keeping the choreography straight in the ménage scene. There’s an extra pair of hands, mouth, and other body parts. And keeping tabs on who’s doing what to whom and how whom is responding physically, emotionally and mentally…whew. I needed a scoreboard and a cigarette! LOL!

 


Gina L. Maxwell is a full-time writer, wife, and mother living in the upper Midwest, despite her scathing hatred of snow and cold weather. An avid romance novel addict, she began writing as an alternate way of enjoying the romance stories she loves to read. Her debut novel, Seducing Cinderella, hit both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists in less than four weeks, and she’s been living her newfound dream ever since.

When she’s not reading or writing steamy romance novels, she spends her time losing at Scrabble (and every other game) to her high school sweetheart, doing her best to hang out with their teenagers before they fly the coop, and dreaming about her move to sunny Florida once they do. Gina can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and GinaLMaxwell.com.


New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Kristin Miller writes sweet and sassy contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance of all varieties. Kristin has degrees in psychology, English, and education, and taught high school and middle school English before crossing over to a career in writing. She lives in Northern California with her alpha male husband and their two children. You can usually find her in the corner of a coffee shop, laptop in front of her and mocha in hand, using the guests around her as fuel for her next book.

Kristin can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and KristinMiller.net.


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. Cathryn has two teenagers who keep her busy and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. When not writing, Cathryn can be found laughing over lunch with friends, hanging out with her kids, or watching a big action flick with her husband.

Cathryn can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and CathrynFox.com.


Naima Simone’s love of romance was first stirred by Johanna Lindsey, Sandra Brown and Linda Howard many years ago. Well not that many. She is only eighteen…ish. Though her first attempt at a romance novel starring Ralph Tresvant from New Edition never saw the light of day, her love of romance, reading and writing has endured. Published since 2009, she spends her days—and nights— creating stories of unique men and women who experience the first bites of desire, the dizzying heights of passion, and the tender, healing heat of love.

She is wife to Superman, or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent, and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, sometimes domestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States. Naima can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and NaimaSimone.com.

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