The Art of Writing Erotic Romance features interviews I’ve conducted with authors of erotic romance. We chat about the genre, their personal writing journeys, and how they craft steamy scenes. Sexy times in novels begin way before that first kiss! This blog series will interest fans of these authors as well as fellow writers of erotic romance.
Featured Erotic Romance Authors
Here’s a list of authors I’ve featured so far in my series. More author installments to come!
Rebekah Weatherspoon. Her first book in her Fit trilogy won the Romantic Times Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Erotica Novella.
I try to think about what a particular character will and won’t like in bed. I think about what happened before the foreplay started. Where is this couple in their relationship?
Tiffany Reisz, 2015 RITA® Award winner for The Saint. Author of The Original Sinners series and The Bourbon Thief.
Read a whole bunch of sex scenes. Read romance novels. Read Penthouse Letters. Read classic 19th century Victorian erotica. Read it all. You need to know what works for you as a reader so you can create that as a writer. Read, read, read.
Sierra Cartwright, USA Today bestselling author of the Mastered and Bonds series.
A lot of times, in my books, sex doesn’t happen for quite a while. And when it does, it’s unique between each set of people. Just as sex in real life is different with different partners, so, too are the sex scenes in my books. I want it to be, more than anything, emotional.
Tara Sue Me, 2017 RITA® finalist and New York Times and USA Today‘s bestselling author of The Submissive Series.
I don’t start out planning any particular theme, I simply listen to my characters and write what they tell me. I think that allows any theme that comes through seem more organic and natural.
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