Anna Campbell author of Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed

February 21st, 2013 kimbacaffeinate Guest Post 6 Comments

21st Feb

Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed

Author Guest Post 
Writing THOSE Scenes by Anna Campbell
I’m currently putting the final touches to my next historical romance A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS which features a rakish hero with a passing resemblance to the Scarlet Pimpernel and a virginal vicar’s daughter.
While I’ve really enjoyed the banter between these two, it’s been harder than university calculus to get them into bed together (finally managed it – and luckily for my heroine, all good things come to those who wait!). There’s the whole respectable woman in the Regency thing, not to mention that this book has a large cast of characters, so even getting Richard and Genevieve alone for an extended period has presented story issues. There’s even a long love scene in a crypt – I figured there they had a chance of avoiding interruptions.
All of this maneuvering of characters got me thinking about love scenes in books. Specifically my books. Sometimes getting my characters between the sheets is no difficulty whatsoever (for the writer– in my books, love scenes tend to make the situation between my hero and heroine worse before it makes it better, at least until the blissful ending). Sometimes, it’s not so easy – MIDNIGHT’S WILD PASSION springs to mind.
A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS makes quite a contrast to my most recently released book, SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED, the first in the Sons of Sin series (perhaps I should have titled Rake A FRUSTRATED SON OF SIN!). In Rogue, my hero and heroine are under one roof and they both know they’re going to end up in bed sooner rather than later. There are probably more love scenes in that one than in any of my other books. Perhaps MY RECKLESS SURRENDER could give it a run for its money – that’s another one where they know they’re going to become biblically familiar within the first few chapters.
So after much contemplation, I’ve decided that the ingredients for a hot read include:
  • Hero and heroine under one roof
  • Heroine, if not rushing to divest herself of her virtue, aware that it’s going to happen
  • Marriage
  • Some sort of sexually based bargain or arrangement
  • Lots of opportunity for hero and heroine to be alone (in a crypt if need be!)
My next Sons of Sin book is about a marriage of convenience so I can tick a couple of those boxes, thank goodness. At least that means nice comfy bed love scenes and no dead monks hanging around. I’m looking forward to it (not to mention my non-frustrated hero – although of course, he has other problems that I can torture him with).
A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS is out next September and you can read an excerpt of SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED HERE
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6 Responses to “Anna Campbell author of Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed”

  1. Nicole Laverdure

    Hi Anna and Kimberley
    I read your book its fill with passion, suspense and secrets. I loved it! I laugh when I read Seven Night’s in a Rouges Bed instead of a Rogues Bed! Kimberley, you find it so hot hot hot, it became Rouge which means Red…Loved the interview! do not include my name in the draw and let another reader enjoy Anna’s beautiful book! Have fun!

    Nicole Laverdure

  2. Meghan Stith

    My favorite love scene is the first time Claire and Jamie have sex in “Outlander.” It’s especially cute because he is losing his virginity, but she’s not. She is teaching him. It’s usually the other way around.

    mestith at gmail dot com

  3. Barbara Walker

    I think I have this! Why haven’t I read it?!

    I’m mostly drawing a blank on Anna’s question of course. The last funny intimate scene I remember reading was from Lady Sophia’s Lover by Lisa Kleypas. Sir Ross and Sophia were in the kitchen (not having full sex but getting quite worked up) while a maid was in the pantry not far away babbling about raisins for some pudding and Sophia would have to answer her now and then.

    There was a Loretta Chase where the couple had full sex in an Egyptian cave while a sandstorm raged around them. I can’t remember the title or couple in that one though.

  4. Aurian

    Great interview, and great review, thank you! I do like it when they don’t jump into bed at once. A popular place to meet is of course the Conservatory. Or a gazebo or folly in the garden.

  5. Veronica

    I love in the Crossfire series when Gideon and Eva are interrupted by his brother and he still brings her to closure. It’s just so naughty and memorable!