The Dating Ritual Put To The Test by Tracy Cooper-Posey
I have been described as being someone who shoots straight from the hip. I guess that’s an indirect way of saying I’m opinionated. :) In certain subjects and areas, I guess that’s true. I have for many years been a compulsive people watcher and that has a direct outcome of giving you very strong likes and dislikes about all sorts of categories regarding the human animal and his habits.
It was almost inevitable I would end up writing erotic romance. I’d been watching the mating dance for years anyway. Some of the antics we put ourselves through just for the sake of love and lust are hilarious, when it comes right down to it. Some of them are downright hypocritical, but that’s just the darker side of human nature at work and that’s where the delicious drama comes into play. Conflict is what makes a good story work.
Consider the dating ritual. Whoever thought up the old “three dates before sex” thing? Are you old enough to remember that? I am. It’s so ingrained in my system that I almost felt guilty if I fell into bed with a man I genuinely liked and trusted before the third date, despite the fact that I’d been ignoring it for at least a decade.
And did you know that women are physically as strong as men? Pound of muscle for pound of muscle, they are. They just don’t have as much muscle. Give them the same amount of muscle, and they could push men around with as much force as men can push women around if they had a mind to. When you keep that in mind, it really changes your perspective on the whole “weaker sex” thing. Women have been proving for decades that they’re a whole lot tougher mentally. If they’re just as strong physically, except for lacking a few pounds of muscle, and still manage to look so fabulously sleek and svelte, then what do we start tagging men in exchange for the “weaker sex” label? Food for thought, huh?
It’s thoughts like these and my damned inability to keep my mouth shut that all goes into my novels these days. Writing erotic romance is a great arena for playing around with themes like these, where you can arrange all sorts of situations with the genders and conflicts; blow everyone’s traditional expectations out of the water, shake them up and make them look at things a new way. I love doing stuff like that. Make characters sweat a little, and have to think about their lives all over again.
After all, we all have to re-examine ourselves and our lives all the time. Why shouldn’t characters in books?
About the Author:
Tracy Cooper-Posey is an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author. She writes erotic vampire romances, hot romantic suspense, paranormal and urban fantasy romances. She has published over 50 novels since 1999, been nominated for five CAPAs including Favourite Author, and won the Emma Darcy Award.
She turned to indie publishing in 2011. Her indie titles have been nominated four times for Book Of The Year and Byzantine Heartbreak was a 2012 winner. She has been a national magazine editor and for a decade she taught romance writing at MacEwan University.
She is addicted to Irish Breakfast tea and chocolate, sometimes taken together. In her spare time she enjoys history, Sherlock Holmes, science fiction and ignoring her treadmill. An Australian, she lives in Edmonton, Canada with her husband, a former professional wrestler, where she moved in 1996 after meeting him on-line.
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To save them all they must win back one reluctant heart…again.
Taylor Yates never dreamed growing up she would end up happily living with two drop-dead sexy vampires and time-hopping through their thousand years of personal history. Her life is complete…or is it?
When she finds herself at the siege of Jerusalem during the first crusade, Veris doesn’t know her at all and doesn’t want to. Worst of all, he and Brody are total strangers, and Taylor drives a wedge in deep between them by trying to seduce Veris at their first meeting—not something a lady of the day does if she wants to keep her head.
Taylor and Brody must woo Veris using the customs of medieval England, win his heart and his full commitment before Jerusalem falls in four days’ time—or when they return to their own time, their lives as they know them will be gone…
Warning: This story features two super hot alpha vampire heroes, multiple sex scenes, including anal sex, MM sexual play, and MMF sex. Do not read this book if frank sexual language and sex scenes offend you.
The time-space continuum was restored to order at the end of this book. Promise.
Book 1: Kiss Across Time
Book 3: Kiss Across Chains (July 1)
What others have to say about the Kiss Across Time series:
This is a story, and these are characters, that stay with the reader long after the story is finished. Kiss Across Swords speaks to the very heart of what it means to love somebody. I have to give a hearty thanks for this unforgettable tale.
- Clare for Happily Ever After Reviews
Not only immensely imaginative, but incredibly ingenious – it’s an unforgettable journey.
- Chris for Romance Junkies Reviews
Kiss Across Swords is a wonderfully imaginative story that will grab readers from the first page and hold them transfixed. Her ability to create a story that captures readers and characters with depth will keep me coming back for more.
- Claudia for A Romance Review
She shows the reader how beautiful and seductive two men can be when they unleash their desires for each other. It’s a romance that has a number of elements, all combined to make a very captivating story. I’m looking forward to reading more in this imaginative series.
- Leslie for Leslie’s Psyche
A thrilling exploration of battle, self-loathing, trust, and a soul-shaking love that time cannot erase.
- Rhonda for Vampire Romance Books