Saturday, December 2, 2017

Nick & Jessie: Explicit Sex Scene?

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!)

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  2. You HAVE to write this scene!!!!! Going over to amazon right now to write that review.

    Understand completely your reasons but 1) if you publish here/your blog you know you’re providing it for people that want it 2) your characterisation is brilliant, your plot development is fantastic, your sex scenes are a joy, please keep going for your loyal readers. They don’t feel same same to me!!

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    1. I am actually really relieved that a ton of people didn't comment saying I should write the scene, because I'd hate to think most people felt unsatisfied by the book. It's one thing to want a sex scene, another to feel disappointed it wasn't there....

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  3. I love all your writing, sex scenes included! Off to write a review (which I should do anyway since this book is great).

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    1. Yes, you should!! Thanks in advance ;)

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  4. Was not in any way disappointed with the book. Loved it as is but would never turn down a sexy scene with them especially when you know how us devs want it. Will definitely get over to Amazon for review. Gave it a 5 star but didn't elaborate.

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    1. Thrilled you liked it! As I said, I hated to think anyone was disappointed because I worked very hard on it.

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  5. Personally I'm not that into sex scenes and didn't miss it from the book. Not sure if I'll read a really steam sex scene if it's written on it's own as a kind of afterthought and not for character development.

    I loved the book, and have already written a review (to get the free copy of book 2).

    Right now I'm really enjoying Santa Crush and my vote would be for getting as much as possible of that ready as soon as possible, I'm looking forward to the scene where Callie finds out and I hope she's not too freaked, or comes round reasonably quickly.

    Thank you for all your writing, you are my favorite author here and all your characters have amazing depth.

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    1. I agree... if someone posted on here something labeled "sex scene", I probably wouldn't bother to check it out. If it's in the context of the story, I'd probably read it, but I do find myself skimming sex scenes when I find them in books. Not a fan of erotica.

      Thanks for your kind words! I hope Santa Crush meets your expectations :)

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  6. I also want to be clear that I was in no way disappointed by the story. I felt it was excellent and complete just as it was. But I am all for a good sex scene too. ;o)

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  7. Also not disappointed. And if you do a sex scene then I can wait until after Santa Crush is finished. BUT I feel kinda like a shit for not leaving reviews anyway.

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