This weeks Thirsty Thursday topic is: Top 3 things you have to have in erotic-esque books.
I like this topic because even tho I’ve talked about it before in other posts I think it bears repeating.
1) It MUST have an excellent and captivating story line, because no matter how skilled an author is at writing graphic sex scenes…it means nothing without a great story to go along with it. It becomes boring.
2) Remember that post I wrote about using sex words that aren’t sexy? I still run across those…they still make me wince…take me out of the moment, and kill my buzz. Instantly. I think most authors nowadays use pre-readers/betas, so it floors me that someone hasn’t spoken up and said…NOPE! NO WAY! Remove that word immediately. For example, when I see the word core, know what I think of? An apple, a nuclear reactor, a computer, or what’s beneath the earth’s surface. None of those are sexy to me.
3) I touched on this in both of the above, but the third must have is an author skilled at writing graphic and detailed sex scenes. They also need to be varied because if it feels like the same scene I just read in the last chapter with only a teeny tiny change you know what I’m going to do? Skim. Too much skimming and eventually I just DNF.
What about you? What are your must haves?