By Sascha Illyvich
How hot are you?
How hot are you?
Tell me now and tell me true,
If I were there, what would you do?
This little ditty came from an ex girlfriend of mine who was a real treat! I mean, uninhibited as all get out! Too bad we broke up before I got the chance to find out, right? LOL!
Seriously though, with the rising heat levels our publishers are putting out, it begs me to ask the question: How hot is too hot?
Ménage-a-trois are becoming popular, especially among female readers and gay males who like to see men fucking other men.
I can dig that. Bisexuality is fun!
And as long as the author writes the scene well and it flows across the pages, I’m down with it, personally. But lately, I’ve been pushing boundaries. When I redid my first vampire novel (I’m subbing it to Kensington’s Aphrodisia line and querying agents!) the first sex scene is what I’m labeling a “reverse rape” or forced seduction scene. Remember those from the 70’s? I don’t. I didn’t start reading romance until the late 90’s, and it was the BLAZE line from Harlequin. Sex was hot, very hot. Language was pretty open for romance then. It wasn’t quite like the erotica I started writing, but it was still much different than your standard closed door love scenes.
But in ENDANGERED, (that’s my vampire novel, you see?) I had one of my heroines taste the hero’s cum. It served a purpose, my vampires are kinky! And you can tell a lot about a man’s diet by what his cum tastes like. (That’s another article!) In a later erotic romance, I started including hardcore BDSM elements and porno movie like scenes. There’s one scene in “Covenant of Wolves 1: Stalker(Dub Mix) where my heroine’s getting fucked in the ass and she begs the hero to pull out and cum all over her ass.
Is this too much for you? My beta readers didn’t think so even after I explained why I was pushing boundaries. In a later scene in that book, the heroine walks in on my hero anal fucking the secondary male character who is decidedly gay (that is, Jan woke up one day and decided to be gay!) and she’s angry because the queer won’t share the wolf she’s tied to through Faery Lust. Later, she pays the hero back by making him fuck her while she sucks off one of his subordinates.
Is this too much? I had a point when I wrote the story and again, my beta readers loved the hot sex. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of woman on back legs spread getting fucked missionary sex. It’s boring. I read erotic romance not just for the plot but for the HOT SEX!
How many of you are into anime and YAOI in particular?
This is all relevant, but what say you?