Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dirty Sex

There is something that many find alluring about a sex scene taking place in the wilderness. Tell me, how do you feel about forest sex? If you enjoy, or think you would enjoy such a scene, what is it that you find especially exciting about it?

In my story "Lovestruck Succubus" there is a scene where my two hunters are following my hero character, Raif, and they end up deep in the Chattahoochee National Forest. They had been watching his every move for nearly the last month, while living in hotels, or their rental car. Although they are both dedicated to the pursuit of their prey, they finally succumb to their growing need and desire when they catch up with him while he sleeps in the forest. It is actually Alexis, my female hunter, and wife of Joseph, that initiates intimacy.

The planned sequel to this story "Demon Among Wolves" will center around the small town of Ellijay, Georgia, therefore changing genre's slightly from urban paranormal fantasy to something less "urban" so there are more opportunities for sex in the forest. But, something started to peck at the back of my brain as I thought about the above-mentioned scene.

Is it Okay that these two have such intimate contact after maintaining constant vigilance on their prey for nearly a month? I would hope that the reader would assume that they got their showers some reasonable time ago, but I did not specifically state this. That is why I ask, does it bother you when two characters have intimate contact if they've been on the run, and are not fresh and clean? Is it okay that they immediately get up and continue their pursuit after such activity?

Tell me how you feel about this kind of scene. Do you like it? Dislike it? Or, does "dirty sex" add to the quality and immediacy of such a scene?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Offering Giveaway for "Lovestruck Succubus."

Follow this link to have a chance at a free paperback copy of my novel "Lovestruck Succubus." I'm giving away three copies of the story with the request that the winners might consider leaving a review on goodreads, amazon, Barnes & Noble, and/or Smashords.

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Lovestruck Succubus (Paperback) by Ellison James

Lovestruck Succubus

by Ellison James

Giveaway ends March 10, 2011.
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Character Profiles Updated

I've added some information on Tatianna and Leonidas in the Character Profiles Section. Will follow up with updates on Joe and Lexi, and other characters soon.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Plotting a New Short

I'm in the plotting and pre-writing stages of a new short that will feature Azra as the main character, and help explain her affinity for strong black tea. In this story, Azra will actually have a hand (so to speak) in the develpment of black tea in sixteenth century China.

Some may have heard of the Four Great Beauties of China. Each of these women were known for their beauty and had some influence upon the history of china, the rise, or downfall of a great dynasty.

The tentative name for my story will be: THE FIFTH BEAUTY

I will offer it free through Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Diesel, and other outlets.

What do you think of this tentative title? Comments and suggestions welcome.