No shit, you say?
I personally find it disappointing that so many authors are adding more sex scenes just to boost sales. How insulting. How about creating stronger characters, better plots, realistic dialogue? It’s no surprise really when you have readers express their preference for books rated “hot” vs. “warm” online. I read my share of “hot” books too but rarely do you find one that has the solid characterization along with some strong chemistry to back it up.
This is not a new argument from me about sex. From my experience, a book with more sex scenes just means little to none on character development. That’s not necessarily true for all books but the majority of them. It just spells bad news for me and for romance, really. I do find it disturbing that sex scenes are added as a boost for sales rather than have them added as a natural part of the relationship. This article from JMC’s site sparked this blog topic this morning and you can read it here.