Hi, Y’all welcome back to writing romance A-Z. This week is letter D.
Dear can be used as an Adjective, Noun, and adverb. As an adjective, it means regarded with deep affection or expensive. As a Noun, it is used as an affectionate form of address. Such as ‘My dear’. As an adverb, it is used in expressions of surprise, dismay, or sympathy.
Darling is both a noun and adjective. As a noun, it is also a form of address such as my darling, my love, sweetheart As an adjective it means beloved. I think this is a good romantic word.
Derrière is a sexy way to say butt or buttocks.
Death may not be romantic but can be a catalyst in a romance. Perhaps a lover dies, or a parent.
Decadence. I love this word. It could be a decadent meal or a room full of romantic things such as candles, roses plush bedding.
Devilish could be a description of a handsome man or used in a paranormal story.
Dapper and Dashing are more great descriptive words, especially in Regency or historical romances.
Dazzling could be a character’s smile, eyes, or a sparkling outfit.
Debonair, again we have a great descriptive for a leading man. I think back in the early 90’s, a suit and a hat. A man full of confidence, stylish and charming.
Delicate could be a situation or an Item.
Delectable, Delicious could be used for describing a kiss, a first night or a romantic meal.
Delightful is fun, happy.
Desirable, Desired means wanted, sexy.
Devoted, this brings me memories of a movie and makes me want to sing. It means loyalty and loving
Dewy is a good descriptive to describe a woman’s skin or eyes if they are sad or teary.
Disarming. Shocked, knocking off guard like a charming smile.
Divine is another word that means good but evokes a lot better emotion. The dinner was divine, or the date was divine (I slipped in another d word.)
Doting would be like a possessive person showing lots of affection.
Dovelike I love this term. I see something sweet or soft.
Dreamy. Another word I like. Like a faraway look.
Dynamite is a great explanation or something’s magnificent like man…That was Dynamite!
Dulcet is quality. A sweet, soothing calming voice or sound.
Now let’s go to the exclamations and dirty words!
Darn is used for the sweeter books. I tend to use it a lot.
Damn, I have started to use this one since it does sound more grown up than darn or drat.
Dick could be a name. But alas it’s a word used in erotic or spicier books with explicit sex scenes to describe a man’s body part.
There are much more, like drag, draft, diplomat, but I have to stop somewhere.
Can you think of some good ways to use some of these D words?
And don’t forget..if you can Dream it“ you can do it.