By Sascha Illyvich
Happy New Year, readers!
With all the turmoil and economic crap going on in the world, I thought we’d focus on something different for our own pleasure! What have your new years reading resolutions been?
Hitting the Hot Spot! I’m talking about that moment in a story where you’re so hooked that the pages turn themselves because you’re DYING to know what happens next. The situation is so dramatic or arousing or scary or climatic; in short, it’s the reason you bought the book in the first place.
What is it for you that makes a romance hot spot? Is it the sex? Or the tension an author does to create a suspenseful climax? Do you like hanging on the edge of your seat because of an overly powerful BDSM scene between two or more lovers? Or are you a money shot reader, waiting for the big moment where the sex is ultra hot and the emotional bond is finally declared?
For me, it’s a combination of all of the above. I write in a variety of genres, sticking mostly to paranormal with hints of BDSM involved because it allows me as an author to put in a huge amount of emotion and tension while creating a balance with light hearted moments designed to make you, the reader, feel something deep inside of you.
In short, I want to touch your heart. I think that’s the key for all romance writers, being in touch with those horrible or otherwise difficult to express emotions and pulling them from our characters while bringing them to life on paper for our readers to relate to.
Tell me, who are your favorite authors who hit that hot spot just right for you?