Did I get your attention? Good hook word huh? Tuesday I read a great post by Wendy Crutcher on Romancing the Blog appropriately titled 'Toothache'. I am a writer. Okay. A romance writer...who cringes when it comes to a sex scene. HUH?! Whatever. Have you ever sat down and tried to write a sex scene. Not something out of Playboy, but something that was full of tension...emotion and credible words creating a real life sex scene. Not something so syrupy sweet that it makes my teeth hurt.
The 'Toothache' post was basicly a discussion about credible sex scenes in books the blog author had read. I agreed with her on several points because there is nothing more frustrating to me than loving a book and getting to a scene...especially a love scene...that doesn't fit the tone. I'm not reading romance for the sex. It's a bonus. If it's well written. I have never counted sex scenes in the books I have read. I can enjoy a book with alot of tension because it makes me WANT to see the characters interact. Compare it with foreplay. The more tension you build...the better it is. A scene that is.