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Writing Christmas Romance

By On Dec 20 2013, 7:00 am

Lisa Whitefern's Wicked Wonderland

The world never gets tired of reading Christmas novels. Readers love holiday romance, and it’s fun to use all those wonderful sights and smells while writing a Christmas themed book. Gingerbread cookies, peppermint canes, evergreens, fairy lights and snow fill us all with excitement, and memories of Christmas past.

Writing a Christmas romance you want to invoke a heartwarming feeling, and it’s perfectly possible to do this, and still write at a very steamy heat level. A Christmas romance need not be a sweet romance to be heartwarming. You just need to add that extra emotional punch.

I’m often asked how does tension in an erotic romance work, when there is often little build up before the first sex scene. The emotional difference in an erotic romance compared to a regular romance is that the heroine and hero (or obviously in the case of ménage romance the heroes) may engage in fun casual sex before falling in love. So rather than the more conservative, chaste build up to sex, we have friends agreeing to some light hearted sexual fun, which gradually builds up over time into a deep heartfelt romance. The tension is not “will they have sex” but “will they break down emotional barriers and fall in love?” This works with Christmas stories, many of the old classic Christmas stories are about the ice around someone’s heart finally melting.

Christmas for me also invokes thoughts of fairy tales. In Wicked Wonderland I took the idea of Christmas magic quite literally. It was natural for me to want to write a paranormal/fantasy type romance in relation to Christmas rather than a straight contemporary tale, and the story is a retelling of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, with it’s theme of underdog triumph.

The three goals I had for Wicked Wonderland were to write a magical paranormal Christmas story, an emotional romance between 3 people in a ménage, and an erotic story hot enough to jingle sleigh bells and curl your mistletoe!

Christmas is full of fictional possibilities for a writer because it’s a time of miracles when anything can happen.
Merry Christmas!
white Christmas

Entering Writing Contests/ Some Contests for Writers Coming Soon.

By On Oct 2 2013, 9:00 am

This year I had the great pleasure of placing in a contest for published novels. My Samhain novel Wicked Wonderland placed fourth for Best Published Paranormal Romance in The Passionate Plume award, a contest held for published erotic romance novels run by the Romance Writers of America. Earlier in my career when I only had [...]

Don’t Understand Menage? I Didn’t Either!

By On Feb 5 2013, 8:07 am

I’ll start this post with a few definitions: Erotica: The stories revolve around sex, and if you take the sex out of the story, you don’t have a story. Often follows one characters journey to greater self discovery through sexual experience Romance: Focuses on a man and a woman falling in love and working toward [...]

Erica’s Choice Out Now!

By On Aug 21 2012, 9:26 pm

It's been a long time coming, but my long awaited (certainly by me ) MMF contemporary erotic romance starring not one, but TWO hot Aussie firemen has been released. Trust me, this one has a bit of everything. One three-alarm night ignites a firestorm of complications… High school teacher Erica Shannon isn’t a one-night stand [...]

New eBooks on SALE ~ August 7, 2012 releases!

By On Aug 7 2012, 8:00 am

  New eBooks on SALE this week at Samhain! Publication Date: August 7, 2012   Nightfall by Robyn Bachar Genre: Science Fiction, Red Hots!!!, Ménage & More Length: Category, ISBN: 978-1-61921-155-1, Series: Cy'ren Rising Price: $4.50 Limited time sale-priced for $3.15 Her heart says "never". Her body says "now". Cy'ren Rising, Book 1 When [...]

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