Monday, September 6, 2010

Sexy Talk!

Warning: Adult theme

Writing erotic romance means saying it sexy! Whatever is going on within the story line, authors try their best to find the sexiest way to write it. That means choosing words that have a certain feel to them that a different word with the same meaning might not have. For instance, I much prefer the word “flesh” over “skin”—although I use both. Sometimes one just fits better than the other and has a sexier sound to me. It’s all subjective.

I got to thinking about all this and that made me think of how men and women talk to each other in real life. How we get in all those sexy tidbits that make us want to take “it” to another level. From the moment you meet someone you’re attracted to, whether that attraction is purely physical or based on personality or even both, we all try our best to choose our words carefully—at least I think we do, lol.

And that, of course, got me thinking about sexy pick-up lines. Yep, pick-up lines. Have you ever heard a sexy one or are they all kind of corny—cliché? Have you got any good ones you’d like to share?

I remember I was in this club with some friends one night and a guy came over to me and said in a very thick country-Southern accent, “Ma’am, you’re the second purdiest thing I ever did see.” I would have done an eye roll or simply told him to get lost, but I’d had two bourbons with a whisper of ginger ale on an empty stomach. So instead, I said, “Okay, I’ll bite, what was the first purdiest?” And yeah, I said “purdiest”. His reply: “An angel come down from heaven.” I’m not lying. He said that. I remember taking a deep breath, and the DJ cranked up this really great song, and I just nodded and said, “Okay, that bought you a dance.” But it didn’t buy him anything else!

I found this great site online that has pick-up lines categorized. Here’s the link if you’re looking for laughs this morning. I have to admit to liking some of them. Guess I’m just a sucker for an over-the-top pick-up line. Here are a couple that stood out to me: “If beauty were time, you'd be eternity.” AND “Can I have directions? [To where?] To your heart.” I like the ones with a soft, romantic feel. But some of the really cheesy ones are pretty cute. I find it hard to believe that a man would actually say something like this to a woman—“Is there an airport nearby or is that just my heart taking off?”

Why do you think some men find it necessary to use a line? Couldn’t they just walk up to a woman and say, “Hi, I’m Jack. Would you care to dance?” Then again, scroll upward and take a look at what I did when the dude said that line to me. Chances are, some of these lines have worked! Maybe not as well as they wanted them to—but well enough. Lol

Let’s face it. Sexy talk is fun. It’s all a part of the dance—the mating ritual. Words can really rev up an engine. Anticipation is everything. So when I write, I try to keep that in mind. Sexual tension isn’t just about physical feelings, it’s about what’s going on in the head—the biggest sexual organ. What someone says to us, how they communicate their needs and desires verbally is a major turn on.

Today I’m showcasing sexy lines from the Three Wicked Writers Plus Two gals.

Coming Soon from Ellora’s Cave His Beautiful Wench by Natalie Dae.

From Him: “I want to touch your wet slit. Slide inside you. I want…need to have you close, your skin against mine. I want to hear your heavy breathing as I love you, hear your cries as you come.” Nat writes it romantic! Absolutely to die for.

From Her:
“You want to touch me like this, don’t you?” she asked. “You want to feel my wet slit, slide your tongue over it, taste me…”—Nat sure painted a saucy little wench, didn’t she?

Regina Carlyle’s Trouble In A Stetson
from Ellora’s Cave

From Her:
“Wanna see, Sheriff? I think I can still muster up a high kick or two for you. I’m very flexible.”—I read this book. Lola is VERY flexible.

And Regina’s Highland Beast
from Ellora’s Cave

From Him:
“Now I dine.”—Care to take a guess as to just what this man is about to dine on? Trust me, it ain’t a salad!

Here’s a sneak peek of an upcoming title of mine from Ellora’s Cave entitled Strip Down.

From Him:
“…what do you need with clothes when it’s so obvious we both want to be naked?”
From Her: “I always thought that tight places were kind of sexy—and almost always slick and wet.”

Okay, c’mon, share some of your experiences with us. And if you can, tell us about something the love of your life said to you that you’ll never forget. I’m one of those ‘inquiring minds’. I just have to know. Lol

I’ve made enough mischief for one Monday. Let’s keep the mischief coming! Leave me a sexy comment.


Regina Carlysle said...

OMG. I think we've heard it ALL from guys when we were younger. Personally, I would have liked the...hi, I'm John Smith. Would you like to dance?...thing a whole lot better than some of that cheesy stuff!

It's hard writing sex all the time and isn't it nice when a word or phrase just develops organically and you can sit back and think...yeah, now that's HOT. I would love it if a man said that to ME.

Madison Scott said...

Nice lines, ladies. Love them. I adore sexy talk. One of my favorite things about the books I read.

Can't think of any really cheesy lines, but know I've heard a few in my time. lol

Tess MacKall said...

It is really nice when a guy is just straight up himself, Regina. Sometimes I think these lines spawn from the concern that just being yourself isn't enough. So guys try to come up with something catchy and we have pick-up lines.

While women CAN make the first move, how many of us do that? No matter how far women have come in our expressing our sexuality, don't you think we still cling to some of the old school ways and men still have to make the first move?

And that's a lot of pressure.

Tess MacKall said...

We've all heard a few, haven't we, Madison? I should have kept a list. lol

Anne Rainey said...

Fun post. I can't really think of any sexy OR cheesy line. Sad really. lol

Natalie Dae said...

I should ask my son about these cheesy lines. He was on about them the other day and wetting himself.

Ana Lee Kennedy said...

I love your story about the guy approaching you in the bar! LOL!

Tess MacKall said...

You probably can't think of one, Anne, because the line didn't impress you too much. lol

Tess MacKall said...

Ooooo...he's thinking about pick-up lines, huh, Nat? watch out. They make fun of them all the while they are trying to perfect them. lol

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Tess MacKall said...

Thanks, Faith. It's just something that stuck out in my mind over the years in so far as lines are concerned. The guy was trying so hard. lol

Anonymous said...

Jimmy Buffett made a song about a pick up line. The name of the song is also the line. "Why don't we get Drunk and S#@%w. It really is a cute song about a drunk guy trying to pick up the girl in a bar.
G W Pickle

Tess MacKall said...

GW...LOL You are so right. I love that song. I'm a Jimmy Buffet fan.

I remember watching a guy in a bar one night going from woman to woman. He was very drunk. And I have no idea what his approach to these women was, but he was definitely getting some looks that would kill.

He finally walked over to the table where several of us were sitting and in his slurred speech said, "even the ugliest woman in her won't talk to me."

I think in addition to being drunk he had some issues with the lines he was using LOL

C. Zampa said...

Oh...the best line I ever had from a man--and the only one I never forgot?

A really good looking man came up to me AND my date in a bar once. Looked down at me, then said to my date, "Sorry, man, I just have to say this."

Then he looked at me, shaking his head, and said, "You are so goddamn beautiful."

With another quick apology to my date, he was gone.

So was that really even a pick up line? Nah. But, if he'd wanted, I probably would have left with the handsome stranger. Sigh.

For the most part, though, I've not heard enough convincing pick up lines from men to ever fall for them.

Fun post, Tess! Got me thinking.

Tess MacKall said...

Ohhhhh I'd have gotten up from that table and followed that handsome stranger. Date be damned! Any man with the cojones to do what he did? Well, let me tell ya, that's my kind of man. YUM!

Couldn't ya just kick yourself, though? lol

Cassie Exline said...

Love this post and corny or not, I thought the "purdiest" comment guy deserved one dance at least. I'm a sucker. Anyway, your post made me think. I remember this guy coming up to me after I got off work at the local diner. He said the guy who was engaged to me was very lucky. I told him I wasn't engaged. Then he wanted to know about a serious boyfriend. Told him that I wasn't in a relationship. To which he replied that he'd make me a great boyfriend. He was so cute. Dark hair. Beautiful blue eyes. Tall. Lean. Big hands. White perfect teeth. He was right. He made a great boyfriend and an even better husband. lol

Tess MacKall said... sweet. You married the guy with the pick-up line. That's just toooooo perfect.

I love his line. He really did think about that. I feel all warm and fuzzy.

Thanks so much for sharing. That wasn't a tacky pick-up line at all. Very thoughtful. And he KNEW what he was doing. Gotta love a man who knows what he's doing. lol

Yeah, the dude deserved a dance. Guess I'm just a softie. lol

Molly Daniels said...

Him: What brought this on?

Her: I'm horny and pressed for time.

From Kenzie's upcoming Teacher's Pet:)

Tess MacKall said...

LOL...good one, Molly. Like that. I love sexy talk. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Said to me backstage at a play:

"You were in my dreams last night."


"And you could be in my bed tonight."

At the time, I was insulted, since the young man knew I was married. Don't know how I'd react if I wasn't attached...

My fiance didn't say anything to me. He got off his Harley, looked me over, placed his hands on my hips, and kissed me.

Tess MacKall said...

Hmmm...anonymous--looks like that dude's line worked in one way--got you a kiss from the fiance, which was probably a thank you for being faithful to him when you had the chance not to be.

I'm a softie for the romantic pick-up lines, but I do like those direct kind too. It's kind of demanding and that tends to get my attention. lol