Do you prefer writing sexy scenes or action scene? with Terry Spear

Posted August 7, 2017 by Jennifer in Author Guest Post, Giveaway, Stomp vs Romp 2017 | | 2 Comments

Do you prefer writing sexy scenes or action scene? with Terry SpearSEAL Wolf Undercover by Terry Spear
Series: Heart of the Wolf #22
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on August 1st 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense
Format: eARC
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No wolf is safe in USA Today bestseller Terry Spear's new installment of the SEAL Wolf series.

Never be so foolish as to fall for the enemy...
Special wolf agent Jillian Matthews has joined the jaguar-run United Shifter Force to track down a deadly criminal. She's even willing to work with PI Vaughn Greystroke―until the hot, growly SEAL wolf makes the mistake of getting in her way. Naturally, she shoots him. Who could blame her?

Vaughn Greystroke has always worked alone. But when a string of attempted murders puts him in the crosshairs, teaming up with the Shifter Force begins to sound like a good idea. Even if he has to work with alluring―and potentially treacherous―Jillian Matthews. Vaughn is a trained SEAL, after all. He can surely keep his distance from matter how much she's getting under his skin.

Do you prefer writing sexy scenes or action scene?

I love both. I’m really big into thrillers, mystery, action and adventure, and suspense, so it’s really easy for me to write action scenes. They just come naturally. I can see them happening, and then after I quickly write them down, I’ll go back in to add more emotions, the thrill in the actions, more details.

With sexy scenes, I have to work more at them. Why?

Because that has to do with the characterization. What one hero would do, another wouldn’t. How one would react in a situation will be different than another. And the same with the heroine.

As I develop the characters further, they show their playfulness, their sexier side, the romance, the wolfishness and that’s always fun for me.

Of course the sexy scenes also involve action scenes. In Savage Hunger, the heroine is weak from fever, and the hero is washing her in the waterfall—partly because she needs his strength, but also, he has to know—had his sister turned her into one of their kind. As he’s washing her, it’s sexy and loving, but the question remains, is she one of them now. If so, will he be able keep her? So there’s conflict in the scene also.

In SEAL Wolf Undercover, the hero leaves the wolf clinic to go to the guest house where his team mates will work with him to solve the attacks against wolves and jaguars. He’s still injured, bare chested, standing in the open doorway as the heroine opens the door, and she thinks he’s about to collapse, like he did earlier. She throws her arms around him and that leads to a kiss. She still thinks he’s ready to collapse, but then again, she’s not too sure. It’s sexy, fun, shows emotional conflict, and was one of my favorite scenes.

When he arrives earlier at his cabin, injured in his wolf form, and finds three humans on his porch, who turn out to be jaguar shifters, and one she-wolf inside his cabin, he’s all growly. He has no choice but to turn into a naked human, sporting a gunshot wound, when he still thinks they are human. Once inside, one of the jaguars takes care of his wound, but he’s on the verge of passing out, and Jillian and the others grab him before he hits the floor. Again, it’s sexy, but it’s also an action scene, and nice conflict.

Today, when I went to my mailbox, I saw a young man and woman walking hand in hand, and I thought, how romantic. It was 87 degrees out, 75% humidity, and holding hands isn’t something that would be all that comfortable in this heat. Which made their action all the more romantic.

The sexiness isn’t just sex scenes. It’s all the little things in between. The sexy banter, touches, smiles, and kisses. The shared bed to watch over each other’s injuries. Hugs, and holding hands, watching each other’s backs. Taking risks for each other. That’s just as sexy to me as all the rest.

I write paranormal romantic suspense. All three in one, and so for me, I love writing every aspect. Each brings the characters’ stories to life.



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About Terry Spear

USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over two dozen paranormal romance novels and medieval Highland historical romances. In 2008 HEART OF THE WOLF was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world. She lives in Crawford, Texas.

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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.

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2 responses to “Do you prefer writing sexy scenes or action scene? with Terry Spear

  1. I love both, but these days the #ROMP has been calling to me more – especially when it can be mixed so well with the #STOMP!

  2. I am team #ROMP all the way. Of course I love plenty of action, but I agree that they can go hand in hand together. Terry….I loved all of the books you mentioned. And this post actually got me a bit emotional. My favorite part of a romance is all the little things….kisses, touches, laughter and the whole standing together and facing whatever comes at them.