Let's Talk Sex!!
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As a writer of love stories, ask me about the thrill of my stories and my mind instinctively goes to sex.
In my stories, sex goes hand in hand with love.
No hook ups, no one-nighters...at least not as the way to the land of happily ever after.
And that's by design.
I started reading Barbara Cartland and Danielle Steele when I was in training bras. Those stories made me a believer in true love and romance...even if it was the...ahem...dirty parts that lured my inquisitive self to read ;)
Woah, a teen consuming such romantic trash?
Those books, those stories of true love made me a true believer. As I waded through the dating world, I had all kinds of fluffy headed illusions that made me turn down any offer that started with, "Hey baby, nice...."
See, that sort of behavior doesn't fit the true romance paradigm.
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No sir! A hero will walk through the fires of hell to get his true love a glass of ice water because she is thirsty. (And of course, the heroine would never ask that of the one she loves...so it's all good.)
Honestly, I think we need more people thinking this way...to start believing in love and holding out for the real thing.
*Just to be clear- I write romance for the adult market, but I have found at my book signings and from emails that many teens are reading my books. That revelation made me wonder...should I remove the sex? And this post was the answer I came up with.