Genre: Paranormal, Shifters
Publisher: Soul Mates Publishing
Date of Publication: June 24, 2015
Number of pages: 181
Word Count: 60k
Cover Artist: Syneca Featherstone
OF LOVE AND DARKNESS kicks off the new Twisted Fate shape-shifter series. There are two kinds of shifters: Rakshasa and Light Ones. Rakshasa want to snack on human bones. Light Ones want to protect the humans.
Unfortunately, the Rakshasa are currently winning the battle, as the Light Ones are not fertile. Only one type of Light One, exceedingly rare females called Chala, are able to produce offspring. The Rakshasa know this, and have managed to nearly decimate the population.
Enter Gavin Rowan, a cursed Rakshasa who believes he is a Light One. He feels all his Rakshasa urges to kill, but has been cursed to protect the Light Ones instead.
Throw Sydney Amataya into the mix. She is a Chala– except she doesn't know it. At least not until Gavin saves her from a Rakshasa attack and then declares her as his mate.
But that’s not how Sydney operates. Encouraged by her cross-dressing Fate, William, she refuses Gavin’s claim. If he wants to mate with her–once she gets over the shock of discovering this supernatural world, that is–he's going to have to woo her, impress her, wine and dine her. Romance her. She deserves no less, end of the world be damned.
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Guest Post: Writing Erotic Scenes
Okay, wait, I didn’t mean to start doling out advice. I want to talk about my own sex scenes, and why I write the ones I do.
True confession: I love the idea of sex in the shower. I say the idea, because if you’ve ever done it in a normal-sized shower, with normal-sized people (even just two of you), well, you know what the term awkward means. Still, the idea is so, well, hot. So my characters have sex in the shower. A lot. Possibly, every book I’ve ever written has at least one sex scene that involves the shower. Hmm … I wonder if that’s really true? I’ve published 14 books to date. I wonder if every single one really does contain a shower sex scene?
I can’t decide if I’m embarrassed or proud.
I also love the idea of sex standing up. You know what I’m talking about: Six Pack Abs holding your thighs, pressing your back against the wall, while he presses something else against your G spot … Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. Okay, fine, yes, I’ve tried it. And yes, it’s hot in real life too. For real.
Sex standing up, usually using a wall for support, is another one of my all time favorites, although it may not actually be in every book I’ve ever written. In the first book in The Resort series, this is how Carter and Allison have sex for the first time. In the troughs of passion, he even whispers, “Do you want to go to the bedroom?” And she replies, “No, I can’t wait any longer. Do me now.” (That was paraphrasing, but you get the gist.)
In Candy Crush, Brandon and Gabriella do it in the laundry room, with her seated on the dryer. Carter and Allison from The Resort do it standing up a lot. Of course, they have sex over the course of five books, so that’s to be expected. Tanner and Olivia from Into the Light do it against the wall of a cliff, next to the beach. Jake and Natalie from Love Gumbo … well, that’s a short, so there are only two sex scenes, and naturally, one of them is in the shower. Maybe that needs to be my signature “thing.” Or maybe I need to get more creative with my sex scenes.
I admit, when I’m writing sex scenes, I tend to take my characters out of the bedroom. I don’t know why. I guess I figure we all do it in the bedroom. That’s real life. And these books, well, they aren’t, are they? I mean, we all wish they were, but … So when I’m warming up to a new scene, in my head, I’m wondering, where would my readers like to have sex? What will keep them turning pages, panting for more?
Maybe I need to try writing erotica.
Seriously though, it’s the readers I think about, when I’m writing those scenes. Not myself. (“Honey, I have this idea for my next book, wanna try it out with me…?”) Nope. It’s all about that person who will hopefully pick up my book and be so entranced that they cannot put it down again until the end. And then when they do, they turn to their partner and say, “Honey, I just read this book with some great sex scenes. Wanna try them out with me?”
Yep. That’s me. Dr. Tami. Adding spice to my readers’ sex lives. Mostly in the shower and up against walls.
Anyone for levitation sex?