Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Wanna Laugh?

First off at least start reading this link. Then when you're done spewing coffee all over your computer as some of the previous readers of that forum come back here and discuss.

Manroot aside. What would romance writing phrases would you like to see "voted off the island"?

I'm in complete agreance with a lot of the ewww factor from morning breath to no washing between to tasting herself on his kiss. (If you could see me now, you'd see my look of disgust.) It's good to know that I'm not the only one grossed out by some of the stuff in romances/erotica. But the question becomes if you take away all the cliches what do you have left to write about?

So besides the phrase you could do without, what author does sex scenes right?


Kristi said...

For some reason, every Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz novel I've read lately has the first sex scene on the floor next to a fireplace. Now, the books are in a series, but come on. Surely there are other places more comfortable than a floor?

On the other end of the spectrum from all the purple prose are authors like Alison Kent, who detail minute aspects of anatomy with medical precision. I'm not sure which is better--throbbing manhoods or reading about testicles descending and/or ascending (or whichever way they were suposed to be going)....

Silke said...

Can't remember which book it was, I'd have to go and check the reviews on my blog, but here I was, reading a steamy sex scene and suddenly... the fire of his desire.

I think my jaw actually hit the floor when I read that. For God's sake! The Fire of Desire???
That's cringeworthy in any scene, but they were getting hot and heavy and then the damn author goes and rhymes...
And she didn't just use that once. Oh no. She really liked that phrase.