Victoria Dahl goes both ways — we mean, she writes both sizzling romance novels set in both the past and present. Dahl has just released her latest historical romance, It’s Always Been You, an RT Top Pick for the month of August. And her next contemporary romance, Good Girls Don’t, will be in stores at the end of the month. So we asked the author to tell us about the differences between writing a contemporary love scene versus one a reader would find in a historical romance.
Anyone who’s read my books probably knows this, but I’ll go ahead and say it anyway: I adore writing love scenes. In fact, if I couldn’t write love scenes, I’m not sure I would write at all. For me, it’s the reward for all the tension and stress and torture I put the characters through. A reward for the characters, but also for me! (And, I like to hope, for the reader.) But how that reward plays out depends on what type of book I’m writing.