Las Vegas Romance Writers - Romantic Chemistry with Shana Galen & Sophie Jordan

Get Out Your Bunsen Burner: The Building Blocks of Romantic Chemistry

We've all read books where the romance left us vaguely unsatisfied at the climax. Why do some couples sizzle and others fizzle? It’s all in the way the author builds in romantic tension and sexual chemistry. Bestselling multi-published authors Sophie Jordan and Shana Galen discuss how to turn up your book’s sizzle quotient, including the Twelve Steps of Intimacy, layering sexual tension in every scene, using all five senses, and how you can increase romantic tension in any genre, from YA to inspirational to erotica.

About our speakers:


Shana Galen is the bestselling author of fast-paced adventurous Regency historicals, including the RT Reviewers' Choice The Making of a GentlemanBooklist says, "Galen expertly entwines espionage-flavored intrigue with sizzling passion," and RT Bookreviews calls her "a grand mistress of the action/adventure subgenre." She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She's happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers, so send her an email or see what she's up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.


Sophie Jordan is the international, New York Times and USA Today  bestselling author of young adult romance, historical romance and new adult fiction. Her books have been translated into over twenty five languages and optioned for film. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows.

Note: The general meeting begins at 10 am, speaker/program begins at about 10:30

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  • Alison P.

    Sophie and Shana were excellent. Learned a lot and had fun.

    June 24

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