The second level, Ill call racy, is the beginnings of hardness. A little tease, a little arousal, lead into the actions and dont skip to the next morning. This middle of the road is accomplished with little effort. I suggest you get into it but keep away from guttural terms like cock and pussy: With his manhood completely ready, he entered her, feeling heady from the scent of her desires, and felt himself slip away to euphoria. She pulled him to further exertions, drawing him into her, matching his rhythm. This is probably best known as teasing.
The third level, steamy, you can just reiterate what you did last nightunless youre a pathetic loser who cant get laid. In that case I suggest you focus more on your social life than writing a novel. At this level, you can use all the words and actions to your hearts desire. Throbbing, pulsing, pounding, moist, quivering, coming--these are the tools of the erotic loverand author. And if you dont raise a bead of sweat on the brow of the reader, youre doing something wrong: "The wanton slut pulled her shirt back, ripping all the buttons to the floor, and got on her knees in front of him. She salivated, getting ready for the taste of his juices that she could already smell."
Erotica is probably one of the quickest growing genres in writing as it has crossed over to almost every other facet of the American novel. I suspect this is mostly because of the romance novels coming up with interesting and varied plots of their own (i.e. A romance between a cop on a case and the woman who is the prime suspect). The genres blend. Now you can read sex in a sci-fi or murder mystery.
And do you know why? Because everybody (except that pathetic loser) is having sex. Its a natural part of life. A novelist must create a reality that mimics real life. Therefore, the inclusion of such adult situations is more commonplace than ever. Even highbrow literature has included many sexual situations. See the works of Robert Olen Butler, a Pulitzer Prize winner.
Of late, a newer level of steam has been added, although it is hardly anymore X Rated, only more deviant. Im talking about stories including swinging, anal sex, bondage and torture, same-sex relationships, sex and violence... A few whips and chains (or a new body piercing) never hurt anybody, right? Obviously, write what you know and what youre comfortable with. But the most important factor to consider is the venue youve targeted. There are so many new publishing houses that are looking for splatter, deviant sex, erotic horror, etc.
Just make sure you know who youre writing for. Harlequin has many levels of novel and you just have to find the one thats right for you. To my knowledge, they dont do horror. But so many others do. If you want to write these things, just do a quick search. You may be surprised at what you find.
As always, remember to have a great story and a firm grasp of the English language and the rules for proper grammar. I also recommend a professional editor. You cannot believe what simple and obvious mistakes people have missed. If you dont know any qualified editors, contact Dona Lee at [email protected] Shes one of the better local editors Ive been privileged to work with. Or contact me and Ill try and help. Don't use your grandmother unless she's an English teacher.
Best of luck and remember the AIC rule. Ass In Chair. Get typing or it will never be finished.