To sell sensual romance novels, specific essentials are needed. Here are my home-recipe ingredients to spice up my novels!

Six Ingredients of a Sensual Romance Novel

1.  A very strong, sexy hero:

For the heroine to desire the hero with a passion, he has to be the hottest guy a female has ever met.  He must be powerful, strong, sexy, and sensitive in a way every woman wants a man to be.

In essence, the hero is the heroine’s ultimate fantasy come true.

2.  A spunky, spicy heroine:

To arouse the hero’s interest, the heroine must be independent, self-contained, and not afraid to say exactly how she feels.

The heroine must possess an inner strength that captivates the hero straight to the altar.

3.  A sensual plot:

The moment the hero and heroine meet each other, there must be an electrifying attraction between them.  The sexual steam between the two of them must rise off the page.

Every time the hero is near the heroine, he desires to touch her hair, taste her lips.  The heroine is so turned on in his presence, that she can’t help but fantasize being naked in bed with him.

To have a sensual plot, the hero and heroine are consistently in situations where the tempting desire to make love is constantly present.

4.  Red-hot scenes:

Sensual scenes are in every chapter.  A sexy scene with the hero and heroine can take place on the soft leather backseat of a car, under the warm sun in a secluded area on the beach, on a plush rug in the living room, or lying on fresh green grass.

As the heroine passionately makes love to the hero, she feels her body and soul merging with his.  The hero is so totally immersed in her that he forgets who he is, where he is.

5.  Teasing, bold dialogue:

Bold verbal exchanges between the hero and heroine can be a total turn-on.  Teasing words going back and forth between him and her spark desire and make for a more sensual, fun read.

The vibrant attraction between the hero and heroine must be evident behind every syllable they express to each other.

6.  Ecstatically satisfying ending:

The sensual romance novel is intensely emotional and sexual right to the very last scene.

By the end of the story, when the hero and heroine are happily in each other’s arms, the love and warmth they share must be totally complete.  A feeling of utter satisfaction must permeate the final scene, knowing the hero and heroine will be together forever.

Read my very favorite sensual romance novel, “The Sex Test,” and you will see exactly how the “Six Ingredients of a Sensual Romance Novel” are applied.

Travels in England

I visit historical locations for settings in future novels.  I recently visited England.  Here are some photos I thought you’d enjoy.

Stonehenge, England 2,000 B.C.

Stonehenge, England
2,000 B.C.

Shakespeare's Birthplace Stratford Upon-Avon, England

Shakespeare’s Birthplace
Stratford-Upon-Avon, England

Anne Hathaway's Cottage Stratford-Upon-Avon, England

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
Stratford-Upon-Avon, England

York Minster York, England Built 1291 A.D.

York Minster
York, England
Built 1291 A.D.

Roman Baths Bath, England

Roman Baths
Bath, England