So since I released The Girl I Didn't Kill For a few weeks ago, I have gotten two emails from readers who expressed disappointment that there wasn't a sex scene at the end of the book between Nick and Jessie. There's making out but no sex. I had been considering writing one but didn't for the following reasons:
1) When I do write explicit sex scenes in my books, I tend to get emails complaining about them. I don't think most people mind (or possibly like them), but there's a vocal minority that doesn't like them and will bash me for writing them. And I don't usually get emails complaining about the lack of sex scenes. At the very least, it meant I'd have to be careful not to make the sex TOO steamy.
2) I have written a lot of sex scenes over the years, and they have gotten to be a little bit... repetitive for me. It's always sort of the same, swapping out the names. So I'm not excited to write them anymore. I prefer to focus on plot and character development.
That said, it worries me that people might be disappointed about this. So I'm considering writing the scene and posting it here (or on my own blog). If people are interested?
Obviously, this is a busy time for me with the holidays and I'm still editing my Christmas novella to make sure that's ready, so it's hard to prioritize writing this sex scene I'm not even sure people want that badly! So I'll make a deal with you guys.
I've been trying to get more reviews for Book 1 of the series, The Girl I Didn't Marry. I've got 29 now and I want to get to 40 by Christmas. If those of you who enjoyed the book can write a brief review (even a sentence is fine) to help me meet this goal, I'll drop everything else I'm working on and write that super hot, steamy sex scene. I'll try to pull out all the stops and hopefully have it done before 2018.
If I don't hit the goal of 40 reviews by Christmas... well, I'll probably write it eventually anyway if there's interest. But it'll be way better if I have motivation, and this will totally inspire me!
(Also, if you haven't already, please read the latest chapter of Santa Crush below!)