Today The Third Wish, my first paranormal romance for Sapphire Blue Publishing, was released...with excitement and trepidation on my part. Why, you ask? Well, yes, it's the sex. This is an erotic romance so, of course, there's sex in it. I actually overlooked the stimulating impact of the level and amount of sex because I've been so caught up in the edits, and the galleys, and, well, just the whole process. But, now it's come. I must summarize, describe, and titillate with blogs, comments, and maximum 140-character descriptions because that's what authors must do in this day and age. And so I confront the titillation of the tale. Yes, there's sex. Quite a good bit for a novella. This is a fairly new topic of discussion for me since my first book was a thriller, with one well-placed, contextually appropriate sex scene. However, The Third Wish, steeped as it is in the myth and mystique of the world of the jinn, is genre fiction. And all the rules of fiction apply.
No matter the tale, the author is applying her craft. As I summarized in twitter today: re: Sex in The Third Wish. Should I be embarrassed? If it's laughable, yes. Otherwise, it's crafting a description, albeit w/body parts.
Would love to hear your thoughts on the difficulty or not of crafting the sex scene....
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