I don't know why it bothers me so damn much, but it does.
Out of 33 Amazon reviews, only 2 took issue with the sexual content of my Paranormal Washington series. Note: in the description of my books I warn readers that the book contains salty language, violence, and graphic sex. Such is life…
Even so both readers said that the sex was unnecessary and raunchy…I disagree.
On the ground of Unnecessary Sex…I know there are some writers and readers out there that hold the belief that no amount or only scares amounts of sex should be allowed in any serious piece of literature. These people seem to think that sex is a shameful, harmful act of depravity, which no one with good taste or high morals would ever take part in outside of procreation or wifely duty. And they most certainly would never enjoy it. I do not hold this belief…outside of bathroom breaks, I write everything Raina does, because every aspect of her life is important. Every word, every action, every thought propels her forward…even sex, almost most importantly sex.
On the grounds of Raunchy Sex…Some might find the wants of others déclassé…but hey, what happens behind closed doors between two consenting adults in a committed relationship is not for me to judge…Of course, I’m the writer, so poor Raina has no privacy. Sorry Raina. Any-who, Raina is by no means a raunchy sex partner. The most outrageous sexual activity she ever took part in was having sex in front of a window…OMG, did you hear that right? What a fucking whore....Also, she dreamt of having a three-some between the only two men she had ever been with, but that was only a dream…and who hasn’t had one of those dreams before?
One of those reviewer wondered how on Earth Raina could go from a 21 year old virgin with high morals to a 23 year old willing to have an open relationship (in other words, highly amoral)
That very statement bothers me more than any other that has ever been made about my books, ever!
Virgin does NOT = highly moral…Do you think Raina was a 21 year old virgin by choice? Nope. Does having sex make you a sinner? Hell Nope! Is Raina a bad person worthy of hateful remarks because she made a decision with her partner of two years and the father of her children to enjoy an open relationship? No!
Pull your skewed morals out of you anus, people. Sex isn’t evil, it’s just plain not. Sex between full grown adults who love each other is a beautiful expression of their love and commitment and it’s just plain fun, really, it’s just the bee’s knees.
Both reviews stated that sex is only appropriate if it furthers the story along…Hummm, let’s think on that, shall we?
It’s not like Raina falling in love and finally losing her virginity gave her the self-confidence to stand up to a mob boss in front of a crowd of people…Oh wait, IT DID!
But, surely having that relationship fall apart quickly and without much closure, leaving Raina with all sorts of unresolved feelings for her first love would make seeing him again years later such an emotional experience that she would later dream of being with him again…Except it did, it was and SHE DID….
And, no one ever feels a strange mix of guilt and horny after having a very intense dream about someone who wasn’t their husband or boyfriend, only to wake up next to them and suddenly want to make love to them in the worst way, no one, not ever, RIGHT?
And finally, Raina dreaming about being with two people did not later influence her decision to have an open relationship with her longtime partner…Oh wait, IT DID!
You’ll have to excuse my annoyance. But, it really grinds my gears when some random persons thinks they know my story better than me. I know every damn thing about Raina. I know how she thinks, I know what she will do and I know why she will do it…and guess what, random persons, it matters big time! Sex isn’t unnecessary, it’s not evil and it does matter.
Fair and final warning: No puritan prudish busybodies are allowed to read my books ever. (insert raspberry here)
Rant done, have a great day!