Maggie wrote about the "experienced" heroine this past Thursday. And all of the Vixens like to frequent the Dark Walk, offering a token protest when dragged into a bush for... research.
After all, how can we write about scandals when we don't... partake of them? *g*
There's something to be said about doing something perceived as "bad"... the forbidden. The "something" you can't have. The Dark Delights... the Dark Walk... dark chocolate. Well, you get the idea.
Maybe since most of us tend to follow a straight and narrow path, the idea of being seduced by the bad boy (or girl, for the male readers out there) tantalizes us. We know the bad boy in "real" life will in most likelihood always be a bad boy. If Derek Craven from LK's Dreaming of You were alive -- and in today's world -- he'd just be a pimp. Would you read a contemporary romance where the hero owned a brothel?
But for the most part, a little bite never hurts. The temptation of being bad seduces us even as we work our 9 to 5 jobs. After all, in our books we allow our heroes to act a certain way... but in real life, we kick them to the curb!
So when we read--or write--romances that have "bad" characters or ones with a little bite, is it simply acting out our fantasies? What "bad boy" or "bad girl" character could you see in the real world?