I have a confession to make: I, Blu, am a recovering former cougar. With that said, I leaped at the chance to read "The Accidental Cougar" by Tiffany N. York and I absolutely loved it! Laugh-out-loud funny, a hero and heroine who couldn't be more right for one another despite their age difference,an amazing cast of secondary characters and steamy love scenes make this a truly enjoyable read! Not Now...Mommy's Reading is thrilled to have Ms. York stop by today to share with our readers the genius that goes into crafting those amazing love scenes...or something like that. *wink, wink
Those 'Delicious' Love Scenes
by Tiffany N. YorkRecently, I ran into an acquaintance who had read my debut novel, The Accidental Cougar. She complimented me on the story, and then moved in a bit closer so her kids weren’t within earshot and said, “I envy you. Your life as a romance writer must be so sexy. How do you write all those delicious love scenes?”
She looked at me expectantly, with a combination of curiosity and vicarious longing. I just didn’t have the heart to burst her bubble. So I told her I slept in late every day in order to “replenish the creative well,” and spent the nights dressed in my most luxurious dry clean only lingerie, while tapping away at the keyboard, listening to sultry jazz in the background, a glass of chilled Riesling by my side.
“You’re so lucky,” she sighed, before reining in her three kids and waving goodbye.
I’ll admit I may have embellished my writing life a little…okay, a lot. In reality, I’m a single mother of a ten-year-old boy. We have a diva Chihuahua, three cats, and two parakeets. And an invisible sign tacked up on our front door that says: “All kids welcome.”
Here’s an example of a typical day:
“Mom, wake up, the dog pooped in my room again.”
I stagger out of bed in my boxer shorts and ratty T-shirt to clean up said mess. The cats swarm around me, demanding to eat. No sooner are the cats fed when one promptly throws up on the carpet, not the floor right next to the carpet.
“Can you help me clean this up?” I shout to my son, who’s in his room playing video games.
“What? I can’t hear you, Mom, my game’s too loud!”
Next-door neighbor kid walks in my front door without knocking. “Morning.” Diva Chihuahua begins to bark furiously despite seeing this same kid every day.
“Can you make me breakfast, Mom?”
“Will you please help me—?”
“Can’t hear you, Mom, the birds are squawking too loud!”
A knock at the door. It’s another one of my son’s friends. Diva Chihuahua growls, spies one of our cats making a beeline out the front door, and takes off after her.
After rounding up the Diva and making breakfast for everyone, I eat whatever scraps my son has left on his plate, clean up the kitchen, throw in a load of laundry, grab a second cup of coffee (or third, or fourth), and finally sit down at my computer to write. It’s almost noon. I have a sex scene on the agenda.
My office is the dining room, without any doors. “All right,” I tell myself, “time to get in the mood. Think sexy thoughts.”
I start to type…
“Mom, I’m hungry!”
—slowly creeping up to discover she—
“Mom, what are you going to make me?”
—wasn’t wearing any underwear. Her smile gave him—
“Mom, can you make a sandwich for my two friends also?”
—permission to venture further. But first he planned to slowly undress her and—
“Mom, come on! What are you doing?”
—carry her to the bed where he’d—
“Mom, we’re hungry. Come on!”
Heavy sigh. —just f*ck her without any foreplay. The End.
Tiffany N. York lives in Southern California with her spirited son and an ever-changing number of pets. She writes fiction to escape reality. The Accidental Cougar is available in print and e-book. Visit her website at www.tiffanynyorkauthor.com
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