By Heather Kuell (Guest Blogger)
I am not usually shy when it comes to sex. I’ve always been able to tell a man what I want, where I want it, and how I want it. I can talk about sex with my friends and go into XXX stores with a smile on my face and a skip in my step.
So why is it that I get red-faced embarrassed when I write about sex? When writing I usually have to break a sex scene into three parts; beginning, middle, and climax. If I don’t I’ll rush through it and turn a ten page love scene into a one page mess. My husband jokes that he can always tell when I’m writing sex because I’m blushing so bad. Luckily, my writing doesn’t suffer and I can end up with a pretty steamy sex scene.
A fantastic example of this is when I was writing Malevolent Dead. It’s in first person, so I had to make sure that I got Sarah’s personal emotions in there as well as make it clear what her partner was feeling. That one scene took three days to write. I blushed while editing it, turned even redder when my mom and best friend read it, and could have been mistaken for a tomato when I got my edits from Eternal Press.
I’m hoping that the more I write romance the more I’ll get used to writing about sex. After all, who doesn’t like to read about the carnal pleasures of gorgeous women or ruggedly handsome men? I know I do!
Heather Kuehl is the author of Promises to Keep, Fade to Black (#1 Bestseller in fantasy eBooks on Fictionwise.com), and Malevolent Dead as well as numerous short stories and poems. Visit Heather online at www.heatherkuehl.com and www.heatherkuehl.blogspot.com or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.
Check out my latest release, Malevolent Dead, available from Eternal Press on September 7th. All of my books are published by Eternal Press, which is where readers can buy the ebook edition if they so choose. If you prefer print, please visit Amazon.com.
Malevolent Dead is the sequel to Fade to Black and the second book in the Sarah Vargas series. It picks up six months after the end of Fade. You can watch the trailer at YouTube.
Blurb: To save everyone, she'll have to do the unthinkable. Werewolf Sarah Vargas thought all she had to worry about was the Blood Moon Corporation's retaliation. She never dreamed that another vampire would arrive, disputing Damian's claim over the throne to Charleston, SC. To make matters worse, he is no ordinary vamp; he's a vampire necromancer--exceptionally hard to kill. Sarah will have do what ever she can to keep those that she loves safe... Even if it means doing the unthinkable.