Sorry for the lateness in posting this week. And sorry for the formatting of the post. No matter what I do it refuses to put in spaces between the paragraph! It's been unseasonably very hot in Western NY and heat lightning storms knocked out my internet access yesterday. This is the first I've been able to get back on line. I thought it was very appropriate considering this month's topic is "HOT". LOL! When I sit down to write a erotic romance, I have a tendency to start out with a sex scene, an earth-shattering one if I can write it. One reason is I write EROTIC romance. That means sexual energy and passion are a major element. I also write M/M erotic romance and men have a different way of approaching a relationship. Sex is often a key element in starting a relationship for them. But the main reason is because I love writing passion and intimacy between my characters. It's kind of my trademark. I'll give you a mild example of what I consider the start of a hot scene. This is from my sci-fi m/m erotic romance novel titled DETAILS OF THE HUNT.