Originally Posted by PenLightStories
You could consider making things feel incestuous and daring your reader's minds to go there without actually writing in the incest. For example, they could just be naked around each other for some reason. Or they could share a bond that's just a little more close than most people would normally feel comfortable with.
There's a scene in Sex in the City where one of the women walks into the bathroom to find her boyfriend is in the bath and his mother is just sitting nearby, chatting with him. She freaks out but he explains later that bath time was the only time growing up that he really got to spend time with her and it's not sexual (or is it)?
The series began with the idea writing a story about a father giving his daughter her first tattoo, and she gets topless for it. In Ink, he practices tattoo magic, and tattooing sessions become a way for them to interact sexually, after their initial encounter at her home. And then there's the whole master/apprentice relationship on top of that. Their intimacy and incestuous relationship is fairly intertwined, which is why I'm going to shift things around slowly and see what happens. Incest isn't the plot focus, just a large part of the romance and bit of the plot at this point.
I appreciate everyone's varying feedback. I'm sure about the character Alice's development from 'victim' to heroine and the action scenes/ fantasy elements, and that's the main thing I'm trying to highlight. I'd rather her sexual relationship(s) enhance rather than distract from it no matter what.