Adding the Wedding Night to “A Bride for Tom”?
Lately, I’ve been wondering if I should go back and add a sex scene at the end of “A Bride for Tom.” My concern is that people reading that book will assume my stuff is G-rated. So when some people read my other books, they are appalled to find out I have sexual situations in them. I don’t want to mislead people or make them think I write G-rated content when I don’t. The reason I didn’t add it before was because I didn’t think it advanced the plot. I mean, it would have been funny because Tom does fall over himself to impress Jessica. But it doesn’t advance the plot. I’d only add it so that people don’t read it and assume all of my books are G-rated. That way those who prefer “clean” romances won’t be disappointed when they buy my other books.
What Makes for a Scandalous Lady in the Regency Era?
I’m currently in the brainstorming phase of this book, which I do consider part of the writing stage. It’s just one that doesn’t involve words on paper. So anyway, I’d like to have the heroine have a scandal of some sort in her past that makes her less desirable for marriage. This will make my opening scene where her brother is trying to arrange a very undesirable marriage for her. Since she can’t easily get a gentleman of good standing (due to some past behavior), she would want to take matters into her own hands and work it so that she has to marry Perry.
But the problem is, I don’t know if there is a scandalous action in her past that would fit this scenario. Any of you guys with Regency expertise have some ideas?