Thank you, Starla, for having me as your guest.
I love to read scenes of seduction. I enjoy the smooth moves of the hero and the trembling responses of the heroine in the old Barbara Cartland novels all the way to J.D. Robb’s wonderful sexual antics with her hero and heroine. Modern erotica blows my mind. I am surprised by the ability of women to portray such intimate details. And try reading an inspirational romance for a taste of sexual tension without touching. So what’s my problem?
My major stumbling block has been writing those titillating scenes. Let me tell you about my struggles with sex scenes. I break into a cold sweat. My fingers shake. How much is too much? How do I get past my own reluctance and shyness? At this point, I make myself a cup of tea. I ponder my keyboard. I wish I had the easy answer. While all aspects of writing a book can be difficult, sex is tough.
For Ancient Blood, I had to think about physical love between werewolves and humans. Is petting a werewolf foreplay?
Before I begin, I must picture the scene in my head. His hand is here, her arm is there. The room being hot or cold makes an impact. Clothes or bare skin or some degree in between affects the actions. I have to swallow here, get another cup of tea. Next move takes them closer to the ultimate moment. Maybe I should interrupt them. Think about the plot, decide. Maybe I want to build the tension until they break all rules just to be together. I must use my imagination to fill in the blanks.
Don’t get me wrong. I do have a personal sex life and I might add it’s quite satisfying, but my books don’t portray my life. They portray the lives of my characters and my characters can develop some pretty wild relationships.
Or not. In Ancient Awakening, the hero and heroine must not make love. The sexual tension builds.
I’m working on Book Three, Ancient Curse and the hero and heroine want to hop into bed in chapter one. I don’t know what will happen next.
Now let’s talk about your newest book, Ancient Blood, from The Wild Rose Press…
Page Count: 268
Author: Barbara Edwards,
Print ISBN: 1-60154-916-4
Print ISBN 13: 9781601549167
Buy link: The Wild Rose Press
Lily Alban escapes a murderous stalker, but his vicious attack leaves her with the ability to see auras. She finds safety in the tiny hamlet of Rhodes End where a stranger stands out like a red light. Try as she might to deny her growing desire for Cole, she seeks his help but soon discovers the man she loves is not a man at all.
Werewolf Cole Benedict resists his attraction to Lily. A botanist researching the healing herbs to find a cure for Lycanthropy, he’s determined to protect Lily from her stalker as well as himself even in human form, but instinct takes over when he changes to his inner beast.
Together they must use their extraordinary gifts to catch Lily’s stalker before he attacks again, but revealing their secrets to one another could destroy their growing love or save them both.
“What makes you so important? Or is this another secret?”
Cole’s eyes darkened. “Lily. I’m pushing the line with you. Give me some slack.”
“I want answers, Cole.” She grabbed his arm as he turned and pulled him to a halt.
He gently, carefully drew her fierce grip into his grasp. His golden eyes heated as he lifted her hand to his lips. “I already told you, Lily. You’d have to mate with me to learn all my secrets.”
Urgent need raced from his lips to her center. His scorching gaze melted her from the inside out. All her being longed to step into his arms, to become one in a way she’d never known. She trembled as she recognized the danger.
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