Southern Fraud Series

Is This a Kissing Book?

More romance is on the horizon in Southern Fraud, and I wanted to get a better feeling for what you want to see. I don’t want anyone to look at me with disappointment and say, “Is this a kissing book?”

Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. So tell me…

5 thoughts on “Is This a Kissing Book?

  1. Set up a point-system to balance everything out. For every long, romantic kiss, add one gunshot. For every *ahem* private interlude, another dead body turns up. If you decide to go really graphic, we could have a nuclear holocaust on our hands.

  2. I like Julia and Mark in your series. The reason I vote for PG-13 is that I read first and foremost for the character interaction as they solve the mystery. Fade-to-black leaves the purpose of the book intact. Is this a mystery with a romance intertwined or a romance with a mystery? I’ve yet to read a 50/50 split that did justice to both genres.

  3. This is a tough one! I would fully expect Julia and Mark to become intimate eventually. But does that mean we have to read a graphic play by play of everything they do to each other in their private space? Not necessarily. Loads of books for adults (and even for older teens) are leaving nothing to the imagination these days. So far, you’ve done a beautiful job of walking that delicate balance without resorting to the same-old, same-old that far too many of us are getting used to. We like to see mature adults take their time to make decisions about their relationship rather than the spur-of-the-moment, no-holds-barred, who-cares-about-the-consequences attitude that dominates the media in our culture. You have done that so well to this point, and I know you’ll continue to do so. (I chose R simply because I think they are heading in that direction at some point in the series, but I am still in the camp of those who prefer some heat but no total nudity or overly explicit descriptions.)

    1. You know, I think we all know it is headed there, and one or two scenes of hotness would be great. Should their romance take over the book or series? No. it’s just a scene in the story. -JeKaren

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