Guest Post: Carol Cassada


When most people think of romance novels, they tend to think of a book with a lot of sex scenes. While most romance novels do consist of those types of scenes, many choose not to include them or have it happen behind closed doors. I’ve read and written books with these different types of scenes, and I when someone asks me which I prefer I say it depends on the type of story.

For instance in my book Going Home Again, there’s no love scenes, the only romantic gestures are kissing and hugging. The reason I chose not to use sex scenes is because I thought it would take away from the story. The plot revolves around photographer Rachel Mitchell, who returns home following the death of her mother to comfort her family. While on her trip she reconnects with her ex-boyfriend Cole Ashton. As the two spend more time together, their feelings for each other grow and Rachel begins thinking about her life and if she made the right choices.

When I started writing Going Home Again, I wanted it to be a sweet, love story about two high-school flames reuniting. If I had included a sex scene, then I don’t think the story would have been as good.

There are times when I think its fine to use sex scenes, but there are other times when I don’t think it’s necessary. I know those scenes get readers excited, but I also think its fun to tease readers and let their imaginations go wild with what happens next.


Book Blurb:

Fashion photographer Rachel Mitchell was living the good life in New York; she had everything she ever wanted. However, the death of her mother sends Rachel home to Virginia to be with her family. Upset she seeks comfort from her ex-boyfriend Cole Ashton and they start to reconnect. Their reunion makes Rachel question her life and she’s left with a difficult decision, either stay in New York or start a new life with Cole in Virginia. Which will she choose?


Carol Cassada is a writer from the small town of Ringgold, VA. From a very young age Carol developed a love of reading and by the time she reached high school she decided on a career as a writer. After graduating from Old Dominion University in 2008, she began her writing career. Throughout the years she’s released 5 books, including the romance/soap opera series Westmore. When she’s not busy writing, Carol loves to spend her time playing with her three dogs and two cats.




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