How to Write Hot Sex

Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors

by Shoshanna Evers, Kate Douglas, Jean Johnson, Christine d'Abo, Cara McKenna

Self Published

April 5, 2014

ISBN-10: 0991372239

ISBN-13: 9780991372232

Available in: Trade Size (reprint)

How to Write Hot Sex
by Shoshanna Evers, Kate Douglas, Jean Johnson, Christine d'Abo, Cara McKenna

How to Write Hot Sex was originally published in 2011, and has been updated for 2014. The updated eBook will be available for free to anyone who purchased the original eBook on Amazon. The main changes include the author bios and links, and Shoshanna Evers’s essay Getting Published. There are other minor changes throughout. Since this is mainly a craft book, the advice remains the same for all of the essays except for Getting Published.

Readers: if you take a photo of your previous paperback edition of How to Write Hot Sex and email it to Shoshanna at, she will provide you with the updated eBook at no cost! Same goes for previous eBook copies from other retailers other than Amazon — copy/paste proof of purchase (or a pic of the eBook on your ereader), for a free updated copy!

This collection of essays by multi-published erotic romance authors details the art of writing sizzling hot sex scenes. Whether you’re writing sensual, steamy, or full-on explicit sex scenes, writers can learn from the authors who write and sell sexy books for a living. Do you want to write erotica? Or an erotic romance? Perhaps you just want to add some hot sexual tension to your romance novel. This is the book for you. Here you’ll find essays on the art of writing smokin’ hot vanilla sex, gay sex, BDSM, kink, and ménage, as well as essays on how to find paying markets and publishers for your books and short stories. “How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors” gives you all the information you need to write sex well and get published!

Includes the following essays:
Shoshanna EversGetting Published
L.K. BelowThe Law of Attraction
Christine D’AboBoys Will Be Boys: Writing Male/Male Romance
Kate DouglasWriting the Fine Line Between Erotica and Porn
Delphine DrydenSo You Think You Can Kink?
Desiree HoltFive Sexy Senses to Rev Up Scenes
Jean JohnsonBiology: The Good, The Bad, & the Sex Scene
Isabo KellyFighting Sex
Cara McKennaReal Ugly
Giselle RenardeHow To Write Convincing Fetish and Niche Market Sex
Charlotte SteinSexy Sentences
Cari QuinnRx for a Sagging Sex Scene

Shoshanna Evers' Bio

Shoshanna Evers has changed her genre, and her name! She is now writing inspirational romance as Shoshanna GABRIEL. Find out more at her new author page or
For info on books written as Shoshanna Evers, visit

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shoshanna Evers has twenty-plus romance novels and novellas published, including the steamy cowboy romance I Am Not Your Melody, The Enslaved Trilogy, and The Tycoon's Convenient Bride...and Baby.  

Her two bestselling non-fiction writing anthologies include How To Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors, and Successful Self-Publishing: How We Do It (And How You Can Too). She's been published with Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books, Berkley Heat, Entangled Indulgence, Ellora's Cave, Cleis Press, among others.

Shoshanna is also the cofounder of, the largest selection of instantly customizable, one-of-a-kind, premade book covers in the world.

Shoshanna Evers has been listed on Amazon as one of the "Most Popular Authors in Romance," as well as on the Contemporary Romance, and Erotica "Most Popular Authors" lists.
Reviewers have called Shoshanna’s writing “sensuous, delightful, and sizzling” with stories where “the plot is fresh and the pacing excellent, the emotions…real and poignant.”

Shoshanna used to work as a syndicated advice columnist in NY and a registered nurse, but now she’s a full-time romance author and a home-schooling mom. She lives with her family and three big dogs in Northern Idaho, and loves to connect with readers on Twitter @ShoshannaEvers, and Facebook at (her new name!).

After 6 years writing erotic romance as Shoshanna Evers, she's changed her name to Shoshanna Gabriel and her genre to clean inspirational romance.

Find out why she is Saying Goodbye to Erotic Romance.