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The Maura’s Men Series continues…

Claude’s Conquest 

Now available on Amazon in Print and eBook!!!!!

After escaping the clutches of the evil Vampiress Maura, three friends struggle with the past in finding a new way of life and love…

Claude is nobody’s hero, yet he finds himself saving yet another damsel in distress. He should have learned his lesson the first time. Cat had been a major thorn in his side but at least he hadn’t been unfortunate enough to be attracted to her. That had been Xander’s problem. Now he had a problem all his own. The charming and intelligent Gretchen threatens everything Claude has come to accept about himself.

Gretchen is not amused by Claude’s advances. His arrogance combined with the skeletons in her closet has Gretchen on the defensive. Dealing with Claude is merely a means to an end; she wants her independence as well as vengeance. If only her body would get on board.

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I write romance, and although not all romance involves sex scenes, a fair amount do.  One thing that has always bothered me is the overuse, and sometimes misuse, of the word “wet” when describing female arousal. I know this isn’t elementary but let’s first define the word “wet”. According to dictionary.com (which is where I got all the definitions for this post); Wet means moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid. I guess you can say it’s the go-to word, the industry standard, but as writers it’s practically drilled into us to be more imaginative.  We are encouraged to bust out that thesaurus, and find a new way to describe things that will still hold the readers attention.   So here are a few thesaurus gems to replace “wet” and few stones better left unturned.

The Good

Aqueous: of, like, or containing water; watery: an aqueous solution.

Dewy: moist with or as if with dew; having the quality of dew: dewy tears.

Serous: resembling serumof a watery naturecontaining or secreting serum.

The Bad

Moist: moderately or slightly wet; damp. (For me personally, moist is only acceptable to describe the weather and baked goods)

Sopping: anything thoroughly soaked. (Brings to mind a Mop, or a biscuit.  Nothing sexy here for me.)

Dank: unpleasantly moist or humid; damp and, often, chilly. (As if the definition doesn’t say it all, yet I’ve seen it used)

 

Obviously, this is just my opinion and a very short list.  Feel free to add to either list in the comment section below.

 

 

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