Saturday, May 25, 2013

Gracen Miller Take Over

I am beyond excited to have Gracen on my blog today. I absolutely love and adore her. In fact me along with other ladies who love her call her Momma Hellhound. Today she is talking about her erotic book Taboo Kisses which if you haven't read it yet, What are you waiting for?! Gracen's books are so good I completely lose myself in the story and characters. So let's get started by letting Gracen take over. Don't forget to tell Gracen Thank You for the giveaway she added just for you all.

Take Over:

Thanks to Sabrina Ford for hosting me today!

Sex scenes…anyone that tells you they’re easy to write, I don’t buy it. I spend more time rewriting and fiddling with my sex scenes than I do with any other scene in a book. Why? Because they can either be hot or they’re not! And in a romance, I think they’re critical.

I approach a sex scene with the mindset that the reader must feel everything the characters do. I want you to live in the moment, breathe in all the scents, and experience ever nuance and caress as if you are in the scene.

If he’s tugging down her panties, you should feel her anticipation. I want you to experience the quiver in your belly right along with her. I want your palms sweaty and your pulse erratic. By the end, I want the reader sexed up and panting along with the characters. If done right, reader and characters alike will need an after-sex-cigarette…if they’re not grabbing their significant other to scratch their itch. ;-)

But what makes a sex scene flop? Maybe the chemistry between the characters is flat, no spice or excitement between them. *shrugs* I’ve read some that were written like manuals, boring and dry. Yeah—dry! Because that’s what I was when I finished reading the scene.

Unless you’re reading straight erotica without romance, there should be a little build up to the lovemaking. Something to show why the characters are attracted to one another and if they have attributes that you find attractive, well that’s even better. Romance authors pen fantasies and we should always give—or try to give—our reader the hottest fantasy we can dream up. Sex is hot in real life—I hope it is for you anyway—and it should be smoldering in between the pages, which is what I tried to give you in Taboo Kisses.

What do you think makes a sex scene hot or not?

WARNING: This book is for readers 18 and over, contains explicit sexual content, including, but not limited to, m/m, m/f/m, double penetration, anal play, sex-toy play, sex-fruit play, shifter sex, voyeurism, forced seduction, and anything else I might've forgotten to list!

Taboo Kisses…where desires and inhibitions collide.

Dispatched to the mortal realm from Atlantis to seek the source of a brewing rebellion, Sameya is thrown for a tailspin when she discovers her fated mates. As a siren her songs entice mankind and immortals alike to their death. She’s stunned to be seduced by a taboo union with a tiger-shifter and vampyr. Mating the pair could complicate everything and threaten her freedom. Fueled by her duty to Atlantis, Sameya rejects fate’s wisdom and refutes her attraction to the men.

Taboo Kisses…when the forbidden becomes irresistible.

Gabriel and Maximus have been searching for their mate for centuries. Neither expected the siren they were hired to find would deliver more than a lucrative payday. Frustrated by Sameya’s aversion to their mating, the men anticipate an empty future if she refuses to complete their union. In a rash move Maximus seizes Sameya and holds her captive.

Taboo Kisses…when the siren is serenaded with temptation.

Trapped and at their mercy, Sameya is bombarded with pleasure. Can her mates convince her to take a gamble on their taboo union? With danger lurking in the shadows, will the choice be taken from her?

Empress’ delights, she disliked the jumbled way he made her feel. Confused one moment and aroused the next. “What is your name?”
“Call me mate.”
Her breathing died, then escalated. She forced a lame-ass sounding laugh past her lips. “Don’t get cocky. I’m not into leeches.”
“Don’t disqualify me from the running.” He sidled closer, aligning his body against hers once more, but maintaining space with his palms on the mausoleum on either side of her head. “Not when Gabriel and I haven’t had the gratification of making you come…yet.”
She gasped, her eyes rounding at his foregone conclusion. “Better men than you have tried.”
“None of them were your mates.”
“Wait! Mates? As in plural?” She flattened her hands against his chest to push him away, but forgot to add pressure. The hard contours of his body fascinated her more than was practical. “That’s…insane.” But gods the idea fascinated her. “Sirens don’t partner outside our race and we certainly don’t have more than one partner.”
Sameya didn’t realize she spoke the thought aloud until the vampyr thrust both his hands into her hair. After he had her anchored into position, he shifted closer, widening his stride to fit her pelvis between his legs. His hard-on nestled against her abdomen as he tilted her head back by her hair.
“No more insane than a vampyr mating a shifter.” His mouth landed on hers. He nibbled on her bottom lip, licked the corners and crease. Distracted by the exhilarating sensations, she was unprepared to counteract his move when he placed the pad of his thumb against her chin and tugged, parting her lips for his tongue to thrust inside. 

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  1. I think it's about giving a good description without grossing out your audience with too many of the crasser words that can be used in the romance and erotica genres. :) The scene above is sizzling hot! I WILL be picking up a book by Gracen ASAP :) ~Mel

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  3. The anticpation - I love details but also some left to the imagination - ;) Taboo kisses sounds good will def be checking it out.

  4. I think it's about giving a good description without grossing out your audience with too many of the crasser words

  5. i hate when you get all built up for a smoking hot sex scene, and it just seems to fall flat and end to soon. thanks for the blog post, and the contest/giveaway! love, love, love taboo kisses, and i thank samantha all the time for the book recommendation :)
    patricia crews

  6. It is not hot when the scene drags on for pages.

  7. Good luck to everyone! And thanks for entering the contest.


  8. For me... I need to feel the emotion coming from the act. Not just the sex but the actual feelings that both are putting into the scene. The emotion may be love and heartfelt or it may be anger and fustration but I need to understand the emotion behind the sex or it is just sex for me and I don't need to read a book for that.

  9. I agree with Katrina, i think its the anticipation. And buildup. Foreplay in words.

  10. the buildup before it actually happens

  11. The intimacy between them. The raw emotions of what is happening and going on.

  12. i think it is being able to pull you into the story and the build up and being intmate without bieng raunchy

  13. They must have chemistry. A back story of how they fell completely and utterly in Love.

  14. The characters have to have some chemistry along with a great storyline.