Thursday, February 28, 2013


If you know me, you know I like to write my ya novels with steamy romance.  I don't force it, but it often fits with my characters and I want to be true to them.  Emotions and hormones run high in teenagers.  Pretending they don't isn't realistic.  It's a time for experimenting, taking risks, and pushing the limits.

For a while I thought I was alone in this, until I came across the Perfect Chemistry series by Simone Elkeles. I'd always seen it in the bookstores but never read the series.  I'm so glad I did, because it was hot, hot, HOT! I loved it!

Then I read everything else she's published, and I wanted more.  I found Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry, and Jennifer Echols Forget You and Going Too Far.  It opened my eyes to a whole new world in young adult novels.

I realize these books might not be for everyone, since they have some really steamy scenes and, yes, sex!  Which is why I'm adding this post today.  I found a blog from Shelly Watters--IS IT HOT IN HERE, OR IS IT THIS BOOK?--about this very thing.  As I read it, I thought, This is exactly how I feel.  So, of course, I had to share it with you.

Check it out in the link below and please leave your thoughts on this subject for me.  I love hearing them!


  1. It is interesting you posted this. I did not write any steamy sex scene in my first story. It didn't fit that particular story. But as I'm ramping up the sequel, a very steamy scene is forming and I've been debating whether or not to write it. The more I mull over it, the more it fits the story.

    1. Girl, if it fits, go with it. You'd be surprised what's in ya now a days. if you self-pub it's totally your call, if you're going the agent route it won’t stop them from taking you're book if they love it and not that part, they can always change it. You know?