The basic rules for turning basic instincts into blockbuster success.
Erotic romance reigns supreme as a big category of women’s fiction—a billion dollar business serviced by a new breed of uninhibited writer. This book is the necessary how-to for first timers and a terrific guide for seasoned professionals as well, who are putting their racy—and lucrative—fantasies to paper. Now, for the first time, a veteran erotic romance author shows exactly what to do—and how.
• The first book to guide writers to succeed in this multi-million dollar genre
• Explores how to set up a plot and write good, steamy sex scenes
• From a best-selling experienced author
• Includes resource section for research tools and further reading
• Interviews with top authors in the field
• Foreword by Kate Duffy, editorial director at Kensington Publishing and founding editor of the genre
“For someone who’s just embarking on the erotic romance writing front, this book was perfect for me. Informative, balanced, full of tried and tested wisdom, and packed with lots of extras. Love that there were examples and it wasn’t just a boring, dry non-fiction book.” — Sugar and Spice, Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
“If you ever think of writing erotic romance—or any romance for that matter—you need to read this book. It is filled with general tips in plain and understandable language that engages you and make you want to smack your head saying – she makes it sound so easy. Great reference.” — Yolande Pienaar, Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
In Part 1: What Is a Romance, and How Do I Know if It’s Erotic?, I’ll show you ways to implement storytelling fundamentals within your erotic romance.
In Part 2: Lust At First Sight: The External Journey, I’ll walk you through several methods of plotting a novel and how to look for erotic potential.
In Part 3: Who Do You Love?: The Emotional Journey, we’ll concentrate on your erotic romance’s love story.
In Part 4: Tangled Sheets: The Physical Journey, we’ll cover the intimate and sexual components of romance.
Part 5: Talk Dirty To Me: Writing Explicit Sex is where we’ll get down and dirty with body parts, toys, and games.
And you won’t want to miss Part 6: Satisfy Me: Meeting Reader’s Expectations. This is the section where we look at what a reader wants, and figure out how to give it to her!