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Cora Blu Flirt

by on March 14, 2014

Flirt (Sorry I didn’t have a couple flirting so I’ll make you suffer with this flirty pose)

Flirt

Flirt

Do you like your hero and heroine to continue to flirt after they consummate the relationship? Is the chase over or has it just started?

I personally like to see the flirting pick up, the stolen caresses happen more often. The, I love you’s, to be expressed in their actions and speech without using the generic phrase as often.

Sometimes it’s hard to express that side of their relationship if they don’t cross the line until seventy five percent of the book is over. There’s just not enough story left.

That’s when you get to explore the deeper side of a couple in the next book. Until I wrote the Blakemore series, the third volume, Stand By Me, I had never written a married couple as my main characters.

The fact he was in prison for eighty percent of the book made it that much more difficult to show their relationship grow. And with her being pregnant, he didn’t want her at the prison, so he never saw her until the end.

Flirting and sharing personal fears became a huge portion of how the reader saw their relationship grow. And that was only over the phone fifteen minutes at the end of every week.

From them having phone sex to her exercising his favorite falcon, out on the grounds while he directed her from the other end of the line from prison, to the moment when he saw her in the courtroom, touching her pregnant body from head to toe, hours before she gave birth, flirting had kept up their moral.

The comfort level in a good marriage brings on a different tilt to flirting and I found the intensity behind the actions had changed greatly from the beginning of their relationship.

It can get heavy and emotional fast, when their love is strong and their bond is built on a solid foundation.

Here’s something in the works from another married couple, some of you may know, that I’m working on. Watching their marriage grow has been exciting:

From Stranded but not Alone, Ronald, Simone’s ex and her husband, Seth, in the jungles of Cambodia. Unedited.

Seth pulled a blade from his waistband. “Sim…” he called looking at his wife. “Remember what I taught you,” tossing the sheathed knife to her across the space. She caught it like a soldier, comfortable.

“Can we go on vacation without being attacked?” she complained tucking the blade in the side pocket of her party dress.

“Sim, that’s not the way I taught you to wear that when you don’t have a belt.”

Simone flinched. “This dress cost two hundred dollars, Dragoslava.”

“Rip it!” he forced. Every head turned when she gathered the hem of her dress. The sound of fabric tearing echoed through the abandoned temple. When she stopped, the dress hung open from her waist, exposing a long muscled chocolate leg. Ronald caught the flush of heat coloring Seth’s neck until his entire face was red and blotchy.

Taking the sheathed knife, Simone slid it between her skin and her panties catching the hook on the waistband of her black underwear. Seth stepped out wide. The hunger for his wife suffocated the room. That was more leg than he needed to see from his ex, Ronald thought, but Simone had grown in ways he would have stifled had they stayed together.

Simone held her arms out wide her attention on Seth. “Is this better or should I rip the other side?”

Seth crossed the room in two long strides, to stand next to Simone touching the knife on her hip and everyone heard his question. “Tell me again why you think I would ever look at another woman?”

She covered his hand on the hilt of the knife. “Go before I take you up on the heat in your eyes.”

“The heat’s always in my eyes for you. Remember that,” and ran a hand down her bare leg. Dropping to his knees, he kissed her kneecap, before stalking away leaving everyone with their mouth’s hanging open.

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Next time you read a series, see if you notice when the couple’s dynamics change and they grow. That’s when they become three dimensional. That’s when you fall in love the way the author has.

Go read a good book and fall in love. There’s plenty out there.

Sncerely, Cora BLu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments
  1. Great piece. I do okay with it in my writing, but think I rarely take it beyond the getting to know one another stage.

    You’ve given me something to think about, Cora. Thanks!

    • corablu permalink

      Thank Lisa. It never dawned on me until I wrote a series and had to show them grow emotionally. It’s a comfortable flirt now.

  2. Great post 🙂 Never really though about it before, I’m ashamed to admit!

  3. corablu permalink

    You’re not alone. I think it makes writing a series harder. You have to be inside the couple, not just the character, and make their reaction fit their new comfort level. He’s not wondering if she has a bra on. He was there when she got dressed.
    I hope I do them justice.

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