So I’m having a love-hate relationship with the sequel to Shadow Cat. The thing is, Shadow Cat is quite heated when it comes to sexual content. The sexy goodness belongs in a primal sort of way. I can’t imagine writing Shadow Cat without the sex… it just fits.
Now Stray Cat is so different. The sex which curls the pages of Shadow Cat just hasn’t made an appearance in Stray Cat. What to do, what to do?
In terms of plot, Stray Cat is a wonderful sequel to Shadow Cat, picking up where the story left off, but from Mujur’s POV (along with his heroine, Kecil). I want the two to fall in love and live happily ever after. They’re meant to be–the perfect match. And I know they want it also… I can see it in their behavior toward one another; it’s the little things. But with the chaos surrounding them, there’s no time for sexing each other up.
I went back and added one scene to give it a little sexy. Eventually, I’m going to have to go back and replot the sex appeal into it. I just feel that readers who enjoy Shadow Cat deserve the same kind of sensuality (and romance), or at least a level thereof, in Stray Cat.
I came across this problem when writing Alley Cat (the final novel in the Striped Ones series). Sometimes I think Shadow Cat is just unique in the way it played out, at least where my writing style lies.
Well, I still have to finish the first draft of Stray Cat. I’ll just deliberate over it until then.
I put this question to you all. If you read the first book in a series, and it has an air of erotica. Are you disappointed when the next books in the series are lacking in that area?