When you write romance there comes a point when the love scenes all start to feel the same. There’s only so many different wordings and descriptions you can do. After a while, you’re struggling to make each new intimate moment different from the previous one between your characters. Or even from another book! Then when you’re a reader on top of that and have read so many romances that also sound alike, you realize you need to be a little—no, a lot—more creative.
I definitely took the creative approach with the love scenes in Seismic Crimes. While my book is steamy and for 18+ audiences, they are not erotic. Beth and Donovan don’t use toys, swings, bondage, role-playing, or any of that stuff. What I did instead was think outside the box of the typical love scenes, such as how and where they could happen. So that’s how I have a monster truck involved in one passionate moment.
This is by far the most unique love scene, but the one my readers all seem to comment on the most involves ice cream:
“I’ll never look at ice cream and chocolate in the same way again.”
“The well-choreographed, sexy scenes between the two main characters will keep readers turning the pages as much as the chase and fight scenes do. Fey handles each of these intimate scenes amazingly well, setting a high bar for steamy romance writers.”
There are other sexy moments and even these aren’t usual. One happens a few stories high…inside a glass box…Now I’m not going to give away any more details, but I will offer an excerpt from the beginning when they steal a moment in a jail cell.
See the EXCERPT below:
He laid a finger against her mouth, feeling the velvety softness of her skin. He traced her cheekbones and slid the tip of his finger down the bridge of her delicate nose. Every bit of her, he found beautiful. He bent his head and kissed her forehead, the tip of her nose, and her cheeks. Then he took her sleeping mouth. Beneath him, he could feel Beth awaken. Her lips twitched to life and accepted him. He leisurely explored the inside of her mouth.
Beth’s fingers curled in the thickness of his hair, her hands drew him closer. He slipped a hand between their bodies, sought the heat of her skin. When his palm flattened against her belly, Beth’s body reared up and bumped into his. A gasp flew from her mouth. She untangled her fingers from his hair and pushed him back. Her head turned to the cell next to them.
Donovan looked, too, and saw an officer stretched out on the cot. He glanced at the other cells to see them all occupied. He resisted the urge to groan.
An Internal Affairs Investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane—Beth Kennedy. From the moment their fates intertwined, passion consumed him. He wants her in his arms. More, he wants her by his side in his darkest moments.
Beth Kennedy may not know everything about Donovan, but she can’t deny what she feels for him. It’s her love for him that pushes her to do whatever she has to do to help him get justice, including putting herself in a criminal’s crosshairs.
When a tip reveals the killer’s location, they travel to California, but then an earthquake of catastrophic proportions separates them. As aftershocks roll the land, Beth and Donovan have to endure dangerous conditions while trying to find their way back to one another. Will they reunite and find the killer, or will they lose everything?
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Chrys Fey is the author of Hurricane Crimes, Book One in the Disaster Crimes series, as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death. She is an administrator for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and creates their monthly newsletter.
Fey lives in Florida and is always on the lookout for hurricanes. She has four adopted cats who keep her entertained with their antics, and three nephews who keep her entertained with their antics. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and through her blog, Write with Fey. She loves to get to know her readers!