Thursday, April 7, 2011
The Devil's Heart and 10,000 Other Body Parts
The book? The newest release by our friend, the fabulous Lynn Raye Harris, The Devil's Heart. The story is a reunion story and the spunky heroine struggles with her attraction to the tall, dark and dangerous hero when she thinks, "Her head knew that Marcos was bad news. Her heart knew it too. Her body, however, stubbornly wanted to straddle his and fulfill all of the fantasies she'd ever had about him."
Wow! Those few words summed up the entire struggle that we often face. Well, okay, the struggle that I have. Y'all are probably much smarter than I am and don't have to learn the same messy lesson over and over. Pantster and I are working on some revisions,. especially on increasing our conflict as well as sexual tension. I have a new appreciation for tight writing that clearly communicates. What a great job these few words do to accomplish both of these tasks! We can clearly see how the heroine is having a major internal struggle.Since it is over physical attraction and her own mental fantasies, the sexual tension just sky rockets!
I will be giving away an autographed copy of
The Devil's Heart at 9 p.m. to one lucky commenter!
I would love to hear about books that you have written or read that
increase conflict or sexual tension in a way that sucked you in deeper and deeper.