Welcome! Today we have a special treat for everyone on this, the fourth day of the 13 Days of Christmas Giveaways, fellow CMP Author, Hildie McQueen has written us one great guest blog post. A little seduction for thought, and I think she brings up some great points, all long with some great novels.
So please, don’t for get to comment and enter to win today’s awesome prize package, and put your hands together for Hildie McQueen, who incidentally, is no relation to Lighting McQueen even though my son, Andre—4 years old—hoped and prayed otherwise J
The Fine Art of Seduction in Romance Novels
Seduction, the connection between a man and a woman, the reason we read a romance novel.
The first touch, followed by the initial kiss is spell binding. When the couple finally comes together in the realization that there is so much more between them, we are enchanted to be witnesses. As a reader we are thrilled to be present at the crest of the hero and heroine’s love story.
Who could forget Clair and Jamie’s first kiss in Outlander by Diana Gabaldon? If you remember, Jamie Fraser was a virgin. It’s such a romantic tale, a wonderful twist in that the heroine is the experienced one in the relationship. I loved how their sex scenes evolved from purely physical to actual lovemaking as they got to know each other and began to fall in love.
Another great seduction was that of Zsadist by Bella in Lover Awakened by JR Ward. We all turned the pages on pins and needles in anticipation of how Zsadist, a male that could not stand to be touched, would react to the beautiful Bella being attracted to him. I could not wait to read their first love scene! Bella moved with excruciating slowness and patience throughout the seduction, allowing the hard and sometimes violent man to become adjusted to her. JR Ward did an amazing job at allowing us to move with them and feel every aspect of their finally coming together as a couple.
Yet another seduction I love is in the book Just The Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James, the play between Taylor Donovan and Jason Andrews, who has just been voted ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ is very well done. We know they are attracted to each other, but we remain as in the dark as either of them about how and when they’ll finally realize it’s more than just attraction. You couldn’t help but fall in love along with this couple.
Cyn Fraser and Emma Blake in Desperate Betrayal by yours truly, kiss within minutes of meeting. You’d think wow, that was quick, but in actuality I wanted you to get to know that their connection, their attraction was immediate and so strong neither Cyn nor Emma could fight the physical portion of their connection. The relationship however took much longer to develop. Both are so wary at one point, you will wonder if they will get around to admitting they are in love. Of course love prevails!
So now that I’ve given you fodder for the art of seduction, let’s get closer to home, please share. Which seduction scene in a book, stands out the most for you?
Wow, what a great post Hildie, thanks so much for taking the time to write something that really gets the old mind wheels turning. I wish I could think of a seduction scene that stands out! But I can’t. Which may just be a sign that I’m reading the wrong kinds of romance novels J Everyone else, please do share, if you have anything to add to this awesome topic.
If you can bare with me for just a few more short paragraphs, I'll tell you what today's giveaway is, but first I want to share with you the cover art and blurb for Hildie's excellent novel Desperate Betrayal!
Cynden Frasier (Cyn) is a member of a group of immortal warriors, the Protectors, assigned to protect humans in Atlanta, Georgia, the epicenter of a major uprising in demon activity. When a beautiful woman in a dirty alley approaches Cyn, he is intrigued by the fact that she can see him for what he is, a terrifying demon slayer, and still dares to approach him.
Emma Blake, a half-demon, has to convince Cyn to help rescue her sister from powerful demons. Terrified that the Protector will kill her if he realizes what she is, she still goes against every instinct and approaches Cyn for help. Despite knowing that she is leading them both into territory so wrought with treachery, neither of them may survive.
Can Cyn and Emma overcome betrayal, the ancient rules that prevent Protectors from taking a wife, unless she is his one true mate? And if they do, will it even matter?
Now I know some of you are desperate to learn about today’sgiveaway, and let me tell you, it’s a gooder! Hildie McQueen is giving away an E-copy of Desperate Betrayal along with some great collector swag! She’s also adding this lot to the Grand Prize Pot!
And if you are anxious to get your hands on Desperate Betrayal, you can find it on Amazon, or you can just wait and see if you win, if you want.
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