As the weather warms up, here at Under the Covers we also like to ratchet up the heat. So prepare for Burning up July 2017: Seven Days of Sin. This is because we little devils at Under the Covers are going to explore how our favourite erotic romance authors make the seven deadly sins burn oh so good. So prepare yourself for a week filled with the sexiest that romance has to offer you as we take the chance to skinny dip in to one of our favourite genres: Erotic Romance.
So, how will it work? Each day we will look at a sin and give your our thoughts and feelings on the troupe it represents as well as some scorching hot recommendations for you. Fair warning though, ice and a clean pair of knickers may be required.
Today we are gorging on:
One of the reasons I know I will never be skinny…I love food too much. And not all that healthy stuff either. Give me a chocolate bar you could weight lift with, doughnuts enough to keep a police station fueled and packet of crisps the size of my pillow case and I will think I’ve died and gone to heaven – and if I eat all that, I am hop and skip away to making that a reality! Which brings us nicely to gluttony.
Gluttony is when you overindulge, when consume more than you require, generally this is in reference to food and drink, but it could expanded to include other things as well. According to Dante’s Inferno the punishment is to be eaten and then excreted only to be eaten again…for eternity, apparently Cerberus likes to get in on that action as well. *puts down doughnut*
However, Erotic Romance although it may not be entirely gluttonous and hopefully we won’t come to Cerberus and any of his heads attention, but it does know exactly how to use a can of whipped cream. Nothing quite beats a fantastic sex scene when there’s the addition of something delicious. Whipped cream, frosting, chocolate sauce, honey hell even the humble ice cube can add an extra shiver. We all know in reality it can go a bit pear shaped, honey getting sticky in unmentionable places. Chocolate sauce obscenely smeared all over your freshly washed bed sheets. But, in an Erotic Romance, it isn’t us spending that 20 minutes extra in the shower scrubbing all that detritus off, nor is it us having to put an extra wash in the machine. Instead we are left in an orgasmic fog and eyeing up the poor innocent ice cube tray.
Food adds an extra dimension, an extra sense, that of taste, as well as the usual feeling and seeing. And we love it. Because, lets face it, if an author is describing how someone tastes without the addition of food to a scene than you’re (or at least I) left thinking you’ve accidentally stumbled into reading a zombie death scene. There’s licking, there’s nibbling and then maybe a bite or two. It’s basically describing how a zombie tenderises their meat aka us OR how I eat an Oreo, I’m a little disturbed by the similarity. But, add in some whipped cream and strawberries it all starts to make a lot more sense as well as being ten times sexier.
You know what else is sexy? Chefs. Heroes and/or heroines who know their way around the kitchen. There is something very seductive about someone making you a fantastic dinner, especially when you aren’t then obliged to do the washing up. Being wined and dined by your respective hero/heroine who is great with their hands as show by their competence and confidence in the kitchen makes you think there may be other areas where they’re great with their hands and confident and competent.
This is why we at Under the Covers are willing to indulge in a smidgen of gluttony and I’m sure there’s a way we can work those extra calories off…
Here are some of our favourite Erotic Romance books where there’s either a fantastic sex scene involving food or the hero/heroine is a chef. We highly recommend that you give them a try!
Have we missed any of your favourites?
Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?