Last week we talked about Building Sexual Tension, in Operation Between the Sheets, Phase 1. Tension, no matter what the genre is important. This struggle holds your reader’s attention and drives them to want to turn the page.
As many know, I have taken under task to write an erotica. It is an exciting and very interesting adventure. This week I wanted to concentrate on the reactions of desire between a man and a woman. Let’s just get this out of the way … there is always going to be individuals who are outside of the norm, meaning they will go against what a majority of the population does. It’s just a fact of life, and more so, called individuality.
When you think of the reactions between men and women with desire, almost everyone knows that men are visual creatures, whereas women deal with more things on an emotion level. Women are less likely to initiate sex, whereas men are generally the more aggressive of the sexes. Does that necessarily mean that a woman won’t out right tackle her man to the ground and demand some loving? Of course not, but in the general scope, research has shown that these are the ways of desire between a man and a woman.
While writing out my novel, I decided to make my heroine a little out of the norm and stretch her boundaries. Instead of needing that initial connection, establishing that baseline rapport, she’s going for what she wants, and for lack of better words, thinking with her sexual drive, or when referring to a man, with what’s in her pants.
I decided to switch the pars to play with these two (hero and heroine) so I can push their responses a bit more extreme, have them stand out as individuals and not the everyday norm. This is my way of saying, “Hey, look at my book, it’s different, but still believable.”
Establishing your reactions to your hero and heroine can be anything you want. The key points to remember, or as I would suggest when it comes to desire with a man and a woman are the following:
It’s just like using your creativity to establish your reader’s world and your characters, be creative, but make it understandable.
Here’s a little tidbit of desire and reaction from my latest scene. I would love your feedback and hope to have you all following along in the future weeks as I share more.
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Without further ado:
“She ordered a drink, and the sound of sin that came out of her mouth went straight to his cock. The sudden painful jolt brought him back to the bar, into reality, and snapped him out of the sensual fog. He was a trained cop and STS member. Taught to take in details and pay attention. This woman scattered all of his brain cells and sent the blood he needed to think in his head, down to his cock.
When she slid onto the stool next to him, gave an easy smile to the bartender, and took a sip, Nate felt his body temperature skyrocket. Sweat dotted along his nape and his skin grew damp. Thoughts of what he wanted to do to this woman, words he wanted to beg, all swam through his mind. When she licked her lips, he forgo any thoughts of self-preservation and simply stared, panting like a dog in heat. She didn’t look his way, though. No. Instead, she only had attention for the bartender. Her eyes sparkled under the low light above and just like he thought, a hint of amber sparked inside of that whiskey gaze.
Movement from the corner of his eye caught his attention. The Delta Alphas from down the bar practically puffed their chests like roosters going for their hen. The loudest of the group stood, a man about five foot ten, with blonde hair and brown eyes. The guy adjusted his trousers, itched his balls, and leered at his friends as he took a step toward the woman.
This … was about to get interesting.”
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