Space battles, the pew pew of pulse fire, the adrenaline soaked fear that comes with the knowledge that death is near. Nay, standing right behind you. Intrigue and Bromance are easy peasy. And, of course, no space opera worth its salt doesn’t have a good, solid splosion.
These are the things that come to me in my sleep. It’s the love scenes that make me cringe. It isn’t the fear of purple prose. I read some pretty hot stuff on my days off. There is little that’s off the table when I am looking for a book to salve my savage breast.
It’s only when I write that I balk like a skittish pony learning to jump fence at the love scenes. Okay, if we’re being honest, I mean sex. The sex scenes send me into the bottle. Not sure why that is.
For this reason, you’ll see that most of my books don’t have that much sex. Only where the relationship is central and an imperative portion of the book. Apparently, it’s not just me. A lot of authors have this issue.
However, I love to write love.
All kinds of love. The love that brings people together in crazy circumstances, brotherly love, the love of a best friend, first love, puppy love or the love of a mother; these are some of my favorite things In writing romance, I never want to lose sight of all the love.
It adds so much depth to a book, even an action packed scifi romp. After all, what are we fighting for if not love?
Jolie Mason has written 11 separate titles and two short stories available for free. She lives in southern Missouri on the Mississippi River. She’s a mother of three, an owner of wild and domestic animals, and an open defender of those with disabilities.
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