Welcome to my stop on the After Dark blog tour! I am so happy to have the author, Emi Gayle, on my blog today! We have some awesome stuff for you, including a guest post by the author and a GIVEAWAY!
But first off, here is a little about the book:
Sexless romance in YA novels ... does that make them not hot?
Not a chance.
After Dark was recently tagged as ‘sexless’ but also ‘hot’. How can that be said about one book?
Well, if we think about the fact that all the ‘stuff’ leading up to sex is sometimes hotter than the actual event, it could be a book filled with so much steam your glasses will fog up.
It’s not ... but some scenes are definitely not suitable for children under ... oh ... 13.
You see, Mac and Winn are sexual creatures. We humans just are. They are going to react to each other in ways that come across with innuendo, flirting, desire, passion, etc. even without the actual act.
Yes, there is no sex in After Dark, but that doesn’t mean what’s building, brewing and stirring in the pot that is Mac and Winn isn’t passionate. Actually, it’s far deeper than that. There connection stirs all the elements that could lead ‘there’ but in this book, doesn’t yet.
Why? Because it’s not the right time. Just like teens have to make the discovery and decision for themselves, so too do Mac and Winn.
That’s the case for all YA books. Some say there should be no sex. Others don’t care. While I’d like to see all teens make the ‘right’ decision and wait ‘til marriage, it doesn’t happen and characters in a book, to be ‘real’, have to go through those same emotions, the build up, the temptation and pressure to give in.
Whether they do or don’t is up to them.
And sometimes, the build up is even hotter than any fully-described sexual act one might find in an adult romance or erotica.
Man, what an awesome post! I couldn't agree more with Emi on the subject! And now moving on to the giveaway...
The giveaway is now OVER and the winners have been chosen. Thanks to everyone who entered and stay tuned for future giveaways!
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Thanks to Emi Gayle for stopping by today and sharing this awesome post AND providing all these goodies for the giveaway! And good luck to all those who enter the giveaway!