by Vanessa Vale
1. Write what you like to read. If you can't read hot and steamy sex scenes in books, you won't be able to write it. You need to be comfortable with the words on the page, because if you aren't, your readers won't be either.
2. This is fantasy, so write fantasy. I've never personally done a ménage, so I'm going to assume that the men actually come in contact with each other during sex. A knee will touch a leg, things like that. When writing it, skip all that. Since I'm writing M/F/M, the female is in the middle. It's not M/M, nor any hint of that in my books. While that's fine and good, I'm focusing solely on the female, which means the men are solely having sex with her. The other guy is there, obviously, but the perspective (from whatever POV it is) is giving the heroine what she wants...times two.
Sex toys in the Wild West aren't what they are today. There were no batteries. There wasn't any silicone Magic Mike's. The basics are always good, but it's important to use them.
3. Push your idea further. Technically, there's only so many ways to have sex. Tab A and Slot B or C or D. The reader knows this going in, but it's how YOU write it differently that keeps them coming back. So consider where? Stage, barn or bed. When? Daytime, rainstorm or under the moonlight? Why? Make-up sex, first time, survived a death defying incident? How? On top, bottom, from behind, which orifice… you get the idea. Think of what you'll do, then push it a little further. It's that little extra bit that makes it even better.
4. The sex has to match the characters' personalities. If the heroine is very shy and modest (like Hyacinth), then the hero isn't going to take her in a place where they might get caught. He's not going to be rough with her the first time. If the heroine is headstrong, perhaps the sex scene is about the hero dominating her, allowing her to let go and let someone else take over. She's not going to want tender all the time, but wild. Wild in bed gives her an outlet for her boldness (like Rose).
It doesn't matter if your book is set in space or in the Wild West or on Park Avenue. The sex rules are the same. What do you like to see in your sex scenes? What pulls you out of the story?
Who doesn't love the romance of the old West? Vanessa Vale takes the sensual appeal of rugged cowboys a step further with her bestselling books set in the Montana Territory. They are much more than just sexy historical westerns. By introducing sexual taboos into this otherwise traditional romantic setting, Vanessa has won the loyalty of a fan base that never knows quite what to expect with each new series.
"Montana Maidens" was the first to push the envelope with strong BDSM themes. "Montana Men" followed suit with softer themes but lots of deliciously graphic sex. "The Bridgewater Series" showcases ménage relationships because sometimes one hot cowboy isn't enough. No-holds-barred, graphic descriptions, strong storytelling, engaging characters and breathtaking landscapes all combine to make very naughty reads.
And as a resident of Wild Wild West, Vanessa Vale finds plenty of inspiration for her work, for who doesn't love a handsome cowboy?
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Vanessa's Erotic Western Series: Wildflowers of Montana
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Hyacinth can't stop thinking about the sandy-haired newcomer, but while she longs for happiness with Jackson, she feels unworthy to marry him or anyone else. Guilt from a tragic childhood incident dogs her even into adulthood, leaving her to feel undeserving of Jackson's love.
But Jackson isn't a man so easily dissuaded. He's determined to rid Hyacinth of her pain and make her his wife. Can he heal her past hurt and awaken her to the carnal pleasures he wants just with her? He senses a great capacity for love and passion in this fair Lenox flower. Unlocking it will mean a battle of wills, but love is worth the fight.
Follow the eight Lenox sisters through this historical erotic series that's as big and bold as the Montana Sky. The Wildflowers of Montana continues with Hyacinth and her sharpshooting hero.
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