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November 24, 2010

Words of Love

Thursday Thirteen

This month I’ve been writing up a storm. Since I write romance, I seem to be writing a lot of love scenes. Here’s a selection of words you might find in one of my love scenes.

Thirteen Words You Might Find In a Love Scene

1. Whimper

2. Rasp

3. Sensitive

4. Ache

5. Explode

6. Throb

7. Voluptuous

8. Decadent

9. Hunger

10. Ecstasy

11. Contraceptive

12. Kiss

13. Perfect

Since I write a lot of erotic romance I use a few naughtier words as well. I’ve given you a clean selection today.

What are some of your favorite words to write or read in a love scene?


  1. Alice Audrey

    You know, I hardly ever see the word “contraceptive” used in a love scene. Now and then someone will throw in a rubber or a condom, but that’s about it.

  2. Maddy Barone

    Thanks Shelley! I’ve just finished writing the last love scene in my wip, so these all made me smile.

  3. Adelle Laudan

    How about caress. Great word list.
    Happy T13!

  4. Stephanie Bennett / Adkins

    Great list! I think I’ve used all of these except rasp. :smile: Happy Thursday!

  5. Darla M Sands

    I try not to use it too much, but I love a mewling sound when something feels really good. Thanks for sharing the cool list!

  6. Kimberly Menozzi

    I like “rasp”. So many uses, so many possibilities. Heh.

    Happy TT!

  7. Tatiana Caldwell

    Nice list, I especially like “whimper” and “decadent”

  8. Skylar Kade

    Great list! Some of my faves are:

  9. Shelley Munro

    Adelle – I like caress. I use that one quite a bit.

    Darla – I haven’t used mewl much. I tend to have characters that purr because a lot of them are feline shifters. :wink:

  10. Shelley Munro

    Skylar – great suggestions. I’ve definitely used all of these this week. :grin:

  11. Savannah Chase

    I like them all…Such great words that have a big impact..

  12. Heather

    Nice list, Shelley! I took this week off for Thanksgiving, since I knew I wouldn’t be home Thurs or Fri. I hope you enjoyed your wonderful hot weather in opposite land while some of us were freezing our butts off. None of Alice’s snow here, but the temp has been below freezing the last two days with bitter windchills. I am sooo not ready for winter!

  13. Amy W.

    Wonderful list!
    One I’ve run into a few times over the last month is shuttle/shuttling. I know it seems weird but in the context of the scene(s) it works every time describe his motion.