Monday Hunk Who Reads - Joe Manganiello

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Can I get a growl? Kicking off the first Monday Hunk Who Reads for the year with Joe Manganiello, best known for his role as the hot werewolf in True Blood. And clutch your pearls, girls, he reads!

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Monday Hunk Who Reads - Joe Manganiello

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Can I get a growl? Kicking off the first Monday Hunk Who Reads for the year with Joe Manganiello, best known for his role as the hot werewolf in True Blood. And clutch your pearls, girls, he reads!

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Thought I’d pull a post from the archives that might interest you since True Blood is on air again, and since this is the 4th, it’s kinda relevant because watching this kiss is like firecrackers going off! bah-dum-bum-tcheeh.

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I’m going to take an excerpt from True Blood to illustrate/discuss writing sexual tension and the stages of intimacy. Monday I featured Alexander Skarsgård as the Monday Hunk Who Reads, and I’ve had today’s post in mind for a while now, so I thought I would round off the week with True Blood to stick with the Skarsgård theme.

One of the greatest tools I found for anyone writing romance, either as the main plot or as a subplot in a non-romance book, is the 12 Stages to Physical Intimacy developed by Linda Howard from Desmond Morris' book Intimate Behavior: A Zoologist’s Classic Study of Human Intimacy. I first heard about this in an online class this past summer, “From Slow Burn to Fast Sizzle: Making Sexual Tension Work For You,” from the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter of RWA given by romance writers Kira Sinclair and Lynn Raye Harris (thank you!)

In a nutshell, in order to make the sexual tension between two people believable, a writer should show the characters progressing through these 12 steps: Read more

I’m going to take an excerpt from True Blood to illustrate/discuss writing sexual tension and the stages of intimacy. One of the greatest tools I found for anyone writing romance, either as the main plot or as a subplot in a non-romance book, is the 12 Stages to Physical Intimacy developed by Linda Howard from Desmond Morris’ book Intimate Behavior: A Zoologist’s Classic Study of Human Intimacy. Read more