I figured since your blog is titled Sexy Between the Covers, I'd share some sexy secrets.
First, it's tough work writing about sex. Seriously. I know that's hard to believe, but it is. Especially after as many books as I've written.
In each and every book there are multiple scenes and for each and every couple, I like to find unique emotions and actions that define who they are, especially during such an intimate time. Will it be fast and furious or slow and sensual? Will it change from the first time to the last?
Those are all things I consider as I approach that scene. Slowly at first. Thinking about what to do. How to heighten the tension. Heighten the passion. Rise you up ever higher and higher until . . .
It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it. And the research is tough. Okay, I hear the snickers across the Internet. Ladies, get your minds out of the gutter, please. I mean like the research into new and interesting toys and lotions and all kinds of things, especially for a very erotic story. It's not all hands on research. LOL!
TO CATCH A PRINCESS is sexy, but in a very tender and emotional kind of way. The characters both have issues to deal with, including the fact that their parents have arranged for them to marry. Neither Tatiana or Peter want for someone else to decide who they will marry, but damn if they can't keep their hands off each other!
Falling into love will be rough for them since there's a lot to get over in the story, especially since they can't be distracted if they want to stop the thief who is planning on stealing millions in jewels from an upcoming charity event that Tatiana has organized.
It was interesting for me to develop the scenes with them and their personal way of coming together. I found that there was a lot of humor and banter between them since they were both battling the attraction. Humor was the way they dealt with it, which made for some fun times both before, during and after the sexiness.
Laughter is sexy. I fell in love with my hubby because he could make me laugh and he still does.
Laughter and lightheartedness fit these characters who are about to face some very difficult times together. Laughter was the uniqueness that made their sexiness special and just theirs.
For each book, I explore that for the characters so that their experiences, and yours, will be new and different in each story.
What do you think is sexy? Do you like it fast and furious, slow and sensual, or a mix of both? I'd love to know (especially since right now I'm working on something uber sexy!)
New York Times and USA Today bestselling paranormal and romantic suspense author Caridad Pineiro wrote her first novel in the fifth grade when her teacher assigned a project – to write a book for a class lending library. Bitten by the writing bug, Caridad continued with her passion for the written word and in 1999, Caridad’s first novel was released. Over a decade later, Caridad is the author of more than thirty published novels and novellas. When not writing, Caridad is an attorney, wife and mother to an aspiring writer and fashionista.
Police Detective Peter Roman is a royal living incognito … and escaping a secret that has haunted his family for years. He’s been quietly in love with his best friend Prince Alexander’s sister for as long as he can remember. Little does she know that he is secretly the Grand Duke to whom she is unwillingly betrothed…
When a series of high-end jewelry heists threatens Tatiana’s exclusive charity exhibition in glamorous Monaco, the two must trap the clever jewel thief before he strikes again. In a fight for their lives, Peter’s secret identity is revealed. With danger and passion increasing to the breaking point, she must decide: catch a thief…or trust the heart of her true love.
Despite his family’s wealth, Peter had never flown in a private jet.
It was a completely different experience, and one he wasn’t quite sure he liked. But then again, he wasn’t a fan of flying under any circumstances.
Logic told him this was a far safer mode of transportation than a car or train, and that crashing was less likely than getting hit by lightning, but he couldn’t keep from imagining that every little bump or whine of the engines was the beginning of a death plummet.
As the plane banked to one side and the cabin rattled with a bit of turbulence, he clenched his hands on the arms of his seat and gritted his teeth.
He must have made some kind of noise because Tatiana looked up from the papers she had been reading for the last hour or so. “Looking green, much?”
“I’m fine,” he managed to bite out past the tension in his jaw.
She grinned with amusement, then contained it. Unbuckling, she walked to the seat that faced his and sat. “Took me a bunch of flights before I got used to it, too.”
“Feel like a fool,” he admitted, thinking that he was losing hero points with her in a major way.
She laid her hand on the taut muscles of his thigh and smoothed it reassuringly. “Let’s get your mind off the flight.”
His eyebrows shot up in surprise, one thought paramount about how she could accomplish that.
As she realized where his mind had gone, she blushed, and waved her hands. “No way, not the mile high club.”
“Hell, no. Alexander would shoot me just for thinking about it,” he kidded, and actually managed a chuckle, but his comment only brought additional color to Tatiana’s cheeks.
“You thought about it? Really?” she asked with a slight stammer.
The plane did another little bounce, but the last thing he was thinking about now was dying. All he could think about was Tatiana and him in the bedroom on the plane, making love.
“You’re a beautiful woman, Tatiana. I’d have to be dead not to think about about it,” he confessed.