Romance Writers – Tips and Ideas: Romantic Scenes

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When I first started writing romance my books were full of caresses and gasps.  Luckily the internet came to my rescue.  Here are a few suggestions for turning up the heat!

Replacing caress :

Cuddle, squeeze, pat, feel, pet, stroke, touch, rub, brush, slide, sweep, whisk,

rub, graze, nudge, tap, grope, fondle, tickle.

Replacing gasp :

Gulp, pant, exclaim, moan, whimper, sigh, wail, inhale, exhale, cry, murmur,

whisper, huff, pant.

Putting it in :

Enter, penetrate, insert, slide in.

Moving it around :

Pummel, thrust, poke, hump, gyrate, push, pull, ram, enter.

Useful words for mouths and tongues :

Lick, taste, ripple, slide, bite, nibble, nip, chew, salivate, kiss, peck, embrace, smack.

How do you feel?

Positive:
Excited, delighted, enthusiastic, passionate, aroused, stimulated, stirred, steamy, wild, pleased, ecstatic, awoken, spurred, teased, inflamed, provoked, thrilled, electrified, hot, horny, inspired, pleasured, loving, amorous, erotic, desirous, lustful, sultry, turned-on, wanton, ravenous, satisfied, relaxed.

Negative:
Tired, disappointed, anxious, nervous, exhausted, wiped out, discouraged, dissatisfied, frustrated.

Movement :

Bounce, plunge, go-down, slide, hump, push, jerk, dance, rise, twitch, sit, stand, roll, lean, lift, pull (out), grab, gyrate, leap, tickle, jump, shift, switch, tumble, propel, perch, squat.

How to do it :

Gently, hard, softly, lightly, smoothly, gradually, constantly, continuously, deliberately, calmly, savagely, strongly, boisterously, energetically, fiercely, intensely, powerfully, violently, tenderly, smoothly, gingerly, daintily, cautiously, subtly, deftly, freely, willfully, carelessly, delicately, quietly, loudly, timidly, soothingly.

Parts (I personally just tell it like it is, but in case you want to go subtle…) :

Bulge, nub, swelling, protrusion, prominence, curves, curtains, bud, tip, shaft, lips.

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