Mandy Baxter is Bring Romp with HOT Gifs & Top 5 List

Posted August 27, 2014 by Jennifer in Author Guest Post, Stomp vs Romp 2014 | | 15 Comments

Stomp vs Romp

Top Five Reasons Why Sex Scenes Trump Fight Scenes

Thanks, Jennifer for having me as a guest today!
Sure, fight scenes can keep you on the edge of your seat, but nothing gets your heart pumping like a good sex scene. I’m talking about the kind of on-the-page lovin’ that causes your body to go rigid, your breath to catch, and your fingers to curl around the edges of your book or e-reader in a white-knuckled grip. A book with sex scenes that leaves you feeling as satisfied as the hero and heroine is a book worth reading if you ask me! Smexy times FTW! So here are my top 5 reasons why sex scenes trump fight scenes.

5. Living Vicariously

The best sex scenes are like a dream you don’t want to wake up from. There’s no awkwardness, no embarrassment, no body issues. No one bumps heads or faces, the only sounds in the room are the hero and heroine moaning and groaning, their breaths becoming one. Through a smokin’ hot sex scene you can relive your first time. Your best time. The time that you’d daydreamed about even though it never happened. No one wants to relive a fight. No one daydreams about taking a right hook to the face. No one shudders post fight and says on a breath, “Let’s do that again.” Which takes us to number four…

4. Reading romance has been proven to improve a person’s sex life.

How can you argue with science? Okay, so I’m no scientific authority, but there are tons of studies out there that have shown that reading a steamy romance can boost a couple’s sex life. The mental stimulation from reading a sex scene that’s burning up the pages can translate into real-life sexual satisfaction. Can you get that from reading a good fight scene? I don’t think so.

3. Passion

I’m talking about the sort of mindless, animalistic urge to tear someone’s clothes off and go at it like a starving man devours a steak. It doesn’t matter where you are, what you’re doing…or even who might be watching. If you don’t get naked and down to business, like now, you’re going to lose your freaking mind. Sure, fight scenes can have that sort of mindless passion too, but you’re not going to walk away from it with a warm, full-body glow and the urge to go at it all over again.

2. Kissing

Is there anything better than a toe-curling kiss? The kind that leaves your mouth swollen and hot, your lips throbbing, and your head spinning. Kissing does a crazy amount of things to the body. Endorphins, oxytocin, and dopamine are released into the brain and body. Your pupils dilate. Your body’s intake of oxygen increases. The heart rate jacks up and a sense of euphoria washes over you. A kiss fires a crazy amount of nerve endings in the body. Sounds a hell of a lot more appealing than the paltry adrenaline rush you get from throwing a punch, right?

1. Emotion

One of the great things about romance is the way it makes us feel. Powerful sex scenes can be a punch to the gut. But not as brutish as something you’d get from a fight scene. A well-written romance doubles you over in a pleasant, boneless way that you feel from head to toe. It makes your chest ache. And instead of leaving bruises and broken bones in its wake, you only want more. A great romance leaves a permanent mark. One you never forget. Who doesn’t want to read a story that allows you to fall in love over and over again.


Need I say more?
What author doubles you over with their sex scenes? Who writes gut-punching emotion that leaves your chest aching as your heart tries to claw its way out of your chest?

One Night More (3)ONE NIGHT MORE, book one in the U.S. Marshals Series coming September 2nd, 2014

Savvy, hard-riding, rule-breaking—they’ll go anywhere and do anything it takes to protect and serve. But this U. S. Marshal has just met his match—and playing for keeps is one sizzling game…

Getting saved from disaster by a handsome stranger—Harper Allen has no problem with that. But when he leaves without a word or a clue to his real identity, the newbie reporter writes it off as the best one-night-stand she’ll never have again. Until a year later, when Harper comes face to face with the man assigned to hide her from a senator’s killer…

Galen Kelly hasn’t forgotten a single sensual minute of his night with Harper . . . or that she betrayed him. But with the FBI also on their trail, he’s got to pretend he’s never met her or risk both their lives. But as danger closes in, Galen may not be able to protect himself from taking the biggest risk of all…

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About Mandy Baxter

Mandy Baxter lives in rural Idaho. She’s a part-time pet wrangler, a full-time sun worshiper, and only goes out into the cold when coerced. She loves black clothes, pink appliances and thinks junk food should be a recognized food group. In the summer, she can be found sitting by the lake, enjoying the view from her dock.

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I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two chilled cats in the Deep South.

After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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15 responses to “Mandy Baxter is Bring Romp with HOT Gifs & Top 5 List

  1. sadly the contest is US only because i definitively want to try this series, i need to feel connections between the characters as well as me with them to fully immerse myself in the story (and believe in the romance)

  2. Celeste Schmitt

    Hmmm. I have to feel a connection to the characters. Lisa Marie Rice, Laurann Dohner and Lauren Kate are the ones recently who’ve hit my emotional/sexy buttons.

  3. Lotus

    I was reading Marie Force’s Starting Over and had the exact emotional reaction you describe…

  4. erinf1

    wowzers! Thems some hawt gifs 🙂 ummm… I’d have to say Cherise Sinclair and Alice Gaines blow me away w/ their smexy time scenes 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  5. #5. #5. #5. When you’ve got a preschooler, a teenager, a menagerie, a mortgage, and a husband who has gotten way-too-comfortable with body functions… sometimes you just can’t get the ‘fun stuff’ outside of a book. Perfect for those times when he forgot your anniversary or your youngest has the flu and the only romance your seeing is that your man helped you shampoo barf out of the carpet. 😉

  6. I LOVE those gifs. HAWT!!! I love love/sex scene. There are a lot that are really nicely done and just take your breathe away. I don’t know if I can name just one favorite. I do like Olivia Cunnings sex scenes from The Sinners on Tour Series. And also Kristen Ashley’s sex scene from any of her books. =))

  7. Lorelie James always gives hot “double me over” sex scenes. I was truly sad to see the Rough Riders series end.

  8. Linda Townsend

    I just finished Dare to Resist by Laura Kaye and she “doubled me over” with her sex scenes. Baiting the Maid of Honor by Tessa Bailey was another excellent novella that also “doubled me over.” Both of the above are from the Entangled Brazen’s Wedding Dare series. Thanks for the giveaway!