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DA2 Fanfic Illustrated by Aimo

Ghosts & Shadows (NSFW)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

One Shots
Whence My Heart Becomes the Sea (NSFW - Fenris X Hawke X Isabela)

Reason (NSFW)


Interlude (NSFW F!Hawke X Fenris)

Weaving Fate (Asunder Fanfic Challenge Entry)

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  1. Worst Paranormal Book Sex Scenes


    “There is a lesson to be learned here: writing a good sex scene isn’t just about the sex. It’s an incredibly complex act and extremely difficult to properly capture on the page. One wrong word – yawning, slither, puppies – could ruin the entire sequence. Hopefully the next time you read a well-written sex scene in a novel, you’ll have a new understanding and respect for what that author accomplished where so many others have failed…”

    Man… sex is hard to write, yo. Because it *is* like… one wrong word and the jig is up.

    Puppies?! I can’t even.

    I’m tossing my hat in this ring here because *I* am dinged in this article - twice. 

    Just a couple of points that context is everything.  I can tell you just about any sentence can look ridiculous when it’s taken out of context - and sex scenes more than just about anything else.

    1) I get dinged on using “turgid magnificence” - which is awful. It’s supposed to be. It was a completely tongue-in-cheek scene and I call myself out on using it about two paragraphs later. But you don’t see that in this article because they didn’t bother listing this fact.  In this respect, I technically win - it was supposed to be a wretched example…and here we go. 

    (I suppose I have no excuse for using “Velvet rock” - tho I have had several people tell me they liked it, so, whatevs.)

    2) Nicole Peeler’s description of seaweed pubes? Not even from an actual sex scene. It’s a tongue-in-cheek descriptor of a kelpie’s mane. Not mentioned in this article. 

    3) There’s really no such thing as bad publicity. The day I complain about getting my debut book listed with long time NYT Bestselling authors like Charlaine Harris and LKHamilton is the day I hang up my writing hat.

    4) I don’t actually write Paranormal Romance - I write Urban Fantasy, but I suppose that’s a genre mashup.

    So there you have it. I haven’t said anything about this article since it showed up on Barnes & Noble’s website about 6 months ago. I don’t know why HuffPo ran it a few weeks ago. It’s an awkward situation where for me to acknowledge the fact that I’m in here either makes me look like some sort of half-witted writer boob or a big-ass whiner who can’t take her lumps when she gets nationally dinged. 

    For those of you who get upset at lousy reviews or comments on your fanfic or non-pubbed writing - understand that this is the game. Once you are pubbed and on the shelf, your material is fair game to be loved or hated, sometimes in a very large forum. 

    Reacting to such is usually futile - there is nothing some people love more than to watch an author completely implode on a public forum.

    You cannot control what other people do or say about what you put out there - but what you CAN do is control your own actions/reactions. 

    Haters gonna hate…but taking things with as much grace as you can goes so much farther.

    Just my two cents.

    (Source: blackcoffeeink)

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    1. sarcasticdevil reblogged this from blackcoffeeink
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    4. geewhathappensnext reblogged this from annavainen and added:
      My mother reads romances by the dozen, we used to be dangerous before financial hard times, getting a dozen books each...
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    6. annavainen reblogged this from blackcoffeeink and added:
      /giggle Oh, I don’t know. I sometimes intentionally use silly words during sexually charged moments in the story to...
    7. cinders-and-snow reblogged this from autumnyte and added:
      I am not a fan of using “always” and “never” in things that refer to subjective taste, but… I will say that *I* can not...
    8. ionsfolly reblogged this from blackcoffeeink and added:
      I’m tossing my hat in this ring here because *I* am dinged in this article - twice. Just a couple of points that context...
    9. vendettalee reblogged this from ilikelookingatnakedmen and added:
      You had me at “man lance”….
    10. purpleshehulk reblogged this from autumnyte and added:
      *giggles childishly* ram-rod *giggles more* I have that problem with certain extremely popular terms for female anatomy....
    11. autumnyte reblogged this from blackcoffeeink and added:
      *dying* Part of what’s difficult is that sexy vs. squicky words can vary so much for different people. Personally, I...
    12. ilikelookingatnakedmen reblogged this from tempus-teapot and added:
      "Laved". I have stopped reading excellent stories just because the writer felt they couldn’t possibly use the word...
    13. ilikelookingatnakedmen said: …and people love “Coffee, Black” because you take the risk and make your characters awkward, but it’s almost like you know what you’re doing or something.
    14. tempus-teapot reblogged this from blackcoffeeink and added:
      Quivering puppies. But ye gods, it’s so difficult and the vocabulary! The vocabulary of sex is so subjective. I find...
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