I'm a new member of the Romance Gems. I write the Fortune Bay Series, which is small town contemporary romance.
Before we get down to the art of writing sexual tension...
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Now, back to writing sexual tension...
For me, part of the fun of writing romance is writing scenes that shimmer with sexual tension. Think of TV shows where the couple is hot together, sometimes for years, and as a watcher you're thinking, “Just kiss her already!”
And when he doesn’t – you’re definitely there for the next episode!
Like Ross and Rachel. Sure, they got together, but never for long. And we didn’t need hot and heavy onscreen sex to feel their longing.
The buildup is usually more fun for the viewer than what happens after the kiss. Often, that basically spells the end of the series.
I went looking for the scene of their first kiss and at first, the only gif I could find of that first-kiss moment was just - the kiss.
Without the scene that leads up to it, it’s just a kiss. Compare it to the whole scene – actually, there's a 30 episode lead-up, but in this scene they fight, he storms out, she slams the door and locks it. Then,
Now that’s a kiss!
Same kiss, but so much more powerful with the lead up - and we didn't even watch the whole scene! (If you want to see it all, the link is at the end of this post.)
More than down and dirty sex, I like to read - and write - sexual tension.
Click here to read a Sample of Sexual Tension in the first novel of the Fortune Bay Series, Summer of Fortune. (Scroll down on my web page to read the excerpt.)
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What TV couple do you remember who really kept the tension running? I'd love to hear your ideas. Adding your comments below will automatically enter you in the February Blog Launch contest!
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P.S. You can find the whole R&R-first-kiss-scene here on YouTube. I think you'll agree, the more build-up the better.