Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sex in a Series & Giveaway

Book 3: The Vampire,
 The Witch, and the Werewolf:
A Threesome Wedding Adventure

No, I’m not talking a euphemism for a gang-bang here. While writing my erotic paranormal series, The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf, I’ve come across a bit of a quandary: Do I need to keep upping the sex scenes between the characters to hold the reader’s attention?

A New Orleans Threesome, book 1 of the series, covers all the bases that one would expect in a male/male/female threesome. The story contains plenty of acrobatic love scenes, and double-penetration (Hey, we are on TRS Blue here!) With book 2, Chains of Silver, the trio became a bit more adventurous, and explored the myriad ways of lovemaking even more. It also contains a scene that’s more of a reversal of the established roles. One reader even commented on how the sex didn’t get boring and they were surprised at the new scenes.  

And then came book 3, A Threesome Wedding Adventure. The pressure increased. In some ways, there was that need to push the sexual boundaries further. On the other side, one of the main plot points – the pregnancy of the main character Lily, created some limitations. While it’s extremely possible to get busy between the sheets during pregnancy, the action needed to be plausible, too. I’ve carried two babies, and have firsthand experience with the notion. Still, just because a woman’s knocked up doesn’t mean she loses her physical desire. In fact, some say women become more amorous because they ditch that fear of becoming pregnant, and hormones. Finally, there was a little bit of fear of the “ick” factor, where some readers may go, “what?”

Ultimately, the story dictated the encounters. While some scenes may not be as adventurous as that title, the final one – talk about an epilogue – goes all out. Readers had to be left with a big bang, right?

So what do you think? As a reader, do you expect the sex scenes to get steamier as a series progresses? As a writer, do you feel that pressure? Make sure to enter the giveaway celebrating my new release. 

The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: A Threesome Wedding Adventure

By Louisa Bacio

Planning a wedding can be stressful and crazy-making.  Planning three weddings at the same time? That’s insanity. While The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf embark on a nuptial excursion, Silver & Nick hold down the home fortress in New Orleans.

And as if everyone doesn’t have enough to deal with, the Voodoo King comes calling with a magic elixir that diminishes sexual inhibitions and an eerie quiet spreads across the French Quarter. Life as they know it may never be the same.

The threesome is forced to put off honeymoon bliss in order to banish the demons of their past, and embrace the uncertainty of the future.

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Kim Carmichael said...

This was an excellent post. I often wonder about this topic not only in series but in every day writing. As a reader of your series, I will says the scenes always felt fresh and new!

Louisa Bacio said...

Thanks so much, Kim! It is an interesting concept. I've started working on book 4, which goes back to Silver's story and I know that there will be some challenges there!