Thursday, November 08, 2007
Sex On My Mind
One of the reasons I started reading romance was for the sex. Yup, that's right! As a young impressionable teen I soaked up harlequins, some above the top historicals romances that had some skanky sex like Beatrice Small and Johanna Lindsey and even VC Andrews and those incest sex scenes between brothers and sisters- Flowers in the Attic anyone?
But as I grew older and more mature,(well, mature to a point)I have become bored with sex in general in romance. I still find myself looking through a book for that nice sex scene between the hero and heroine that usually happens about 150 pages in before I buy it. But overall, I am more concerned with the overall story and the path our hero and heroine must go through in order to have that HEA we all want for them. But this past year I have found that some authors have gone above and beyond with their creativity when writing an intimate scene. Up to about 5 years ago, I was shocked to see how graphic some romances have become. I honestly never though oral sex would be in mainstream romance. Now it is a norm and as accepted as a kiss or caressing. I also noticed, more so in ebooks than anything, more romance especially in gay themes ones of S&M themes one, some back door action is going on.
Backdoor action is not my cup of tea and the first author I read to do this and actually wasn't that squeamish was Sarah Mccarthy's ebooks. I started reading her a little over a year ago and when I read Promises Prevail I was blown away that a romance author would write a scene such as that? But she made it worked even thought I find it to be a bit taboo still.
Along with other taboo sex I am surprised by the amount of non-human sex going on. This year alone I have read about sex with dragons, demons, angels, um maybe ghosts also? (If you count Jane from Lover Unbound) But there was one book that totally shocked me and made me go ewwww... This book is a bit of an underwater adventure where the heroine has some over the top sex with the hero who transformers from a seal into a man. Now right there the whole seal thing make me think of Flipper, but when a tree actually has sex with the heroine, that's where I think we have gone past the point of no return. The book is Lord of the Deep by Dawn Thompson.
I have made my opinion known all over the place! I even had people start putting tree sex picture on my My Space page. **SHUDDER** And since I review daily on Amazon I also made my opinion heard loud and clear there. But since the majority of reviewers didn't seem to mind some tree loving, my review is missing.
Now, maybe it is just me but aren't some things just not to be written about sexually?
So how about we play a game? Can you come up with the most disturbing sex scene you have read in a romance? Or maybe you can make one up? As for me, sex with trees has to be the worst! You won't catch me in a forest anytime soon!
PS- I have some interesting tree sex pictures, but since Kristie is so sweet and innocent I wouldn't want to warp her mind (or yours) till she gives the okay ;)