Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Meet the Author Week Two

Welcome to Week Two of the "Meet the Authors" blog hop. Do you like to read? Wouldn't you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place!  Every week we'll answer questions and after you've enjoyed the blog on this site we'll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box

1. How do like your sex scenes, whether it's writing them or reading them?

I don't write sex scenes. I'm not against them, it's a matter of whether I feel like they will add anything to the plot of  my books, and so far, they wouldn't. I'll take my readers to the bedroom door, and maybe a little further, but I don't go into detail about what happens to my characters once they are inside. I make the assumption that my readers are smart enough to figure that out for themselves.That's why I say I write adventures with a hint of romance rather than straight romance novels

On the other hand, I don't mind reading a well-done sex scene is someone else's book. What I don't like are books that are nothing but the characters hopping in and out of bed (or other places!)  I prefer a little sex mixed in with the story, rather than a little story mixed in with a lot of sex.

And when it comes down to how I like the scenes written, I prefer fewer physical details and more emotions. After all, there are only so many words in the English language you can use to describe the bodily parts involved. Unless you a reading a book by a gifted author (like some of the others in this hop!) I find the sex scenes get boring if there are too many of them in a book. At some point, my eyes glaze over and I skip ahead to where the story picks up again.

2.  What was the last book you read that stayed with you long after you read "The End"?

Wow. This is a tough question. I've had the pleasure of being introduced to some really great authors in the last couple of years and read some fantastic books.I'm going to start by mentioning the Everly Gray "Touch" series of books by L.J. Charles, just because the concept behind them seems so unique to me. I'd also like to mention Lila Rose, because I didn't realize "motorcycle clubs" was a genre before I read her story "Holding Out." And I have to add in Jenna Bennett, because she is so good at developing the characters in her Savannah Martin mystery series. The growth of her main character across the series is just a fantastic piece of writing.

That's all for me this week. Would you like to see what author Christine Ardigo has to say? Check out her post at http://christine-ardigo-author.com/author-question-answer-blog-hop-mmb-week-2/