If you’re a published or unpublished author wanting tips in this genre, this is the book to get. It releases on September 5th.
She sent me one chapter as a sneak peek. Planning Erotic Romance: Giving Sex It’s Due. Her writing is crisp, detailed and informative. She provides valuable insights into the sexual encounters a writer plans in an erotic romance and how they must be relevant to the plot and characters and not just dumped into a story as an afterthought. This is such a big pet peeve to me as a reader of erotic romance. There’s nothing worse than reading a book and knowing, just knowing that it’s a cookie cutter version of insert sex scene here. Ugh. Where’s the heart of the characters in a story like that? Sex is such an integral part of the characters, the plot, the storyline itself–something Alison covers quite extensively in this chapter. The chapter also emphasizes staying true to the characters whether it’s story or behavior or sexuality.
I could go on and on and rave more, but I don’t want to give any more away. I’m enticed and excited about this book. I’ve already preordered it and can’t wait to dive in and read it. Because as writers, we’re always learning. And I think Alison and those she brought into this book to offer their expert advice have a lot to teach us about penning the erotic romance.