Jackie Collins: Behind the Steamiest Sex Scenes in My New Book, The Power Trip
From waterfall sex with Russian billionaires to the sex move every woman desires, the high priestess of the romance novel gives Cosmopolitan.com a sneak peek at the erotic scenes in her latest novel.
By Jackie Collins
Having written 29 books, I can say that creating a steamy sex scene is always a challenge—a challenge I like to think I have met on many occasions. Writing an erotic scene is not a planned project. Just as in life, sex happens when it happens!
What I try to do is write a sex scene that incorporates my reader’s fantasies. I take my reader so far, and then hope their sexual imagination will take them even further.
I am a great believer in total sexual equality. What’s good for him is certainly good for her. I explore this idea in my new book The Power Trip, in the romance between the just-about-to-be 50, incredibly attractive male movie star, Cliff Baxter, and his very pretty, ex-waitress, 20-something girlfriend, Lori.
At the start of the book, Lori is all about pleasuring her famous, “I’m never getting married” boyfriend. She has mastered the art of the blow job simply to make him one happy movie star. Her needs? Never really met—until page 345, when Cliff turns the tables and surprises Lori with a long, leisurely sexual interlude.
“She gazed up at him as his hands settled on her thighs, gently pushing her legs apart. And after that he did something that he’d only ever done to her once before, and that was the first time they’d made love. He actually began performing oral sex on her. Cliff Baxter, the star of a million women’s fantasies, was going down on her, his tongue darting in and out of her most private places…A mind-blowingorgasm was swift.”
This is a fantasy that every woman whose man never takes a trip downtown will really enjoy. It’s organic. I certainly never planned for Cliff to become the master of cunnilingus, but as a famous movie star, he always gets his way. I wanted to show that he finally realizes that giving back is a good thing. How better to show that than during the most intimate of acts?
(As usual, I am sure that my readers are going to be playing the guessing game about who I base my characters on. Is Cliff, my movie star, inspired by Gosling, Pitt, Clooney or Damon? None of the above. Although I do like to extract the essence of a real person, then let my imagination take over. It’s more fun that way!)
More proof: One of my favorite sex scenes in The Power Trip is between Russian billionaire Alexsandr Kasianenko and the stunning supermodel Bianca (no last name necessary.) They’re both extremely sexual creatures, Aleksandr in a very manly powerful way, and Bianca like a sleek snake ready to shed its skin. Only in her case it would be her underwear…if she ever wore any. Which she doesn’t.
The two of them make love constantly, but one of their sexiest scenes is set on a deserted island off the Sea of Cortez, where they make passionate love under a glorious, cascading waterfall. Little do they know a guest from the Kasianenko yacht is watching from behind a palm tree, “mesmerized by Bianca’s long, slinky legs, small breasts with large dark nipples,” and “mortified to discover that Aleksandr washung like a horse.”
“He concentrated on the way Aleksandr seized Bianca from behind and began pounding into her… both of them oblivious to anything except making love. Or f***ing. Because, yes, that’s what they were doing: f***ing like a couple of wild animals.”
Well, the spying guest happens to be randy Senator Hammond Patterson, and he is so turned on by what he witnesses that he ends up jerking off! Oh dear—my characters have a life of their own. I cannot control them. And that’s what writing a believable sex scene is all about—unleashing your characters and allowing them to do whatever they want to do. That’s what makes it good, steamy fun.
I am often asked if I get a sexual kick from writing such graphic sex scenes. Wow! If I did, I’d have to keep calling my husband—and then I’d never get any writing done! I usually play some great music and let my pen take me on an erotic trip. I am never lost for ideas, but it’s a challenge to come up with new scenarios involving sex, though a challenge I feel I’ve mastered. Twenty-nine books later, the sex is still rockin’!