The most surprising thing about writing about sex
by Allison Dobell
None of which is particularly surprising, and all of which makes me laugh.
For me, the surprising thing about writing about sex is just how unsexy it truly is. Don’t get me wrong, the results are hot, hot, hot. The emotions are strong. The fantasies… fantastic. But the nuts and bolts of getting there….well, that’s a different story.
I work hard at my sex scenes. I want them to transport readers. To make them feel like they’re right … there. Oh yes, there. Which means that I have to be right there.
It’s a challenge and, as a writer, I love it! But sexy it ain’t…
Just ask my husband. As a mother of two who writes everything from a blog to magazine articles to books, I’m constantly busy. Many’s the night I’ve sat up into the wee hours, furiously typing on my keyboard, giving my characters the most amazing sex lives…. While my husband snoozes comfortably in bed. Alone.
Now that Alice’s Wonderland is on the shelves, I can relax a little. Maybe I’ll go and read some of those sexy scenes to my husband…
Find out more at allisondobell.com. Allison Dobell’s first novel, Alice’s Wonderland, is out now (Avon - Amazon - Kindle)
Alice's Wonderland by Allison Dobell
If you like Fifty Shades of Grey and Lisa Marie Rice, you'll love Alice's Wonderland.
When journalist and notorious womanizer Flynn O'Grady publicly mocks Alice Mitchell's erotic luxury goods website, the game is on. Determined to change his mind about sex toys and the people who use them, Alice decides to wrap her high-end silken blindfold over his eyes and teach him a thing or two. They soon find themselves locked in a game where Alice must step up the spice night after night as, one by one, Flynn's defenses crumble. To win, she must prove to Flynn that changing the routine, rather than the partner, can be the greatest adventure of all…