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Posts Tagged ‘Alice Gaines’

How To Write Sexual Tension Between Your Characters

Does your novel lack a spark between your leading characters? Maybe your book needs a little sexual tension.

Over at Savvy Authors, romance and erotica novelist Alice Gaines shared some simple techniques for adding sexual tension in your prose. You don’t even need to add sex, just sample some of these spicy writing tricks. Check it out:

Beginning writers often make the mistake of having their characters drooling all over each other from the first time they meet. Even in erotic romance, a character seldom goes from neutral to sexual excitement when an intriguing new person enters the room. What they emphatically will do is have a heightened sense of awareness of the other person. In general, your [characters] will always be aware of each other’s presence unless one of them is hiding or comes into the room while the other isn’t looking. In that case, your character may still have some kind of spidey sense that the other is around.

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Avon Is Experimenting With DRM-Free eBooks

Romance publisher Avon Books is experimenting with eBooks without digital rights management (DRM) controls. The publisher is offering a DRM-free options on select digital titles from its imprint. The DRM-free files will be sold in Adobe ePub editions.

The publisher explained that the idea is came from reader demand. Author Tessa Dare explained: ”I know that DRM can be a frustration for honest, paying readers who just want to purchase and read books on their preferred devices.  Avon’s experiment will help me reach a new segment of the digital readership.”

Avon has also launched a new Facebook app, the Avon Social Reader, that lets users read excerpts from upcoming Avon releases and share this content with their friends. AppNewser has more: “Up to 20 percent of each book will be available to read. The content includes social media share buttons, and the app will connect to e-commerce links so that customers can buy the eBooks if they like them. Avon got the idea after doing a survey that found that  romance readers spend a lot of time talking about their favorite books in social networks.” Read more