Random Musings: What Women Really Want

Random Musings: What Women Really Want

Jul. 7, 2017 by

What Women Really Want in a Marriage Partner—and a Romance Novel Two things you should know before reading on… 1) This article has nothing to do with that awful Mel Gibson movie from the early 2000’s. 2) I’m talking primarily

Random Musings: Win 80 Romance eBooks!

Random Musings: Win 80 Romance eBooks!

Jun. 22, 2017 by

Win 80 Romance eBooks Loaded on a Kindle HD in the Books at the Beach Giveaway! How many books do you read over the average summer? Could you read 80? Because that’s how many ebooks one lucky winner will walk

Random Musings: Unrealistic Expectations in Romance Novels

Random Musings: Unrealistic Expectations in Romance Novels

Jun. 12, 2017 by

Do Romance Novels Give Women Unrealistic Expectations about Relationships, Sex, and Significant Others? Until I started writing romance, I never even considered this a question. As a romance author, and someone who has been in a very happy relationship with

Random Musings: Enter to Win Kindles & Gift Cards

Random Musings: Enter to Win Kindles & Gift Cards

Jun. 8, 2017 by

Enter Now for a Chance to Win Kindle Fires, Amazon Gift Cards, and a $25 REI Gift Card from Me in the Some Girls Like It Hot Giveaway! I’ve joined up with a bunch of other romance authors to treat

Random Musings: On Writing Daily

Random Musings: On Writing Daily

May. 22, 2017 by

Is Writing Daily Critical to Becoming a Published Author? The short answer is, no. Writing daily isn’t necessary for every author. It definitely isn’t necessary for me. When I started writing fiction, and reading about writing fiction, everywhere I turned someone said

Random Musings: On Prime Minister

Random Musings: On Prime Minister

May. 9, 2017 by

Book Review of Erotic Romance Novel Prime Minister “A kinky Prime Minister, a vanilla intern, and a scandal that shouldn’t feel so right or cost so much.” Every so often, I read a book that’s worth recommending. When I do,

Random Musings: On Dirty Dancing

Random Musings: On Dirty Dancing

May. 4, 2017 by

What Makes Dirty Dancing So Watchable, from a Romance Author’s Point of View? Recently, I ended up on a Facebook thread about why the movie Dirty Dancing is so damn watchable. I can admit, I’ve seen it many times because it

Random Musings: On Writing Sex Scenes

Random Musings: On Writing Sex Scenes

Apr. 21, 2017 by

Writing Sex Scenes: Some Words Are Sexier than Others As a steamy, contemporary romance author, I enjoy reading and writing sex scenes. So, I’m all always on the hunt for new ways to describe body parts and the things done

Random Musings: On Feminist Romance

Random Musings: On Feminist Romance

Apr. 11, 2017 by

What’s So Special About Feminist Romance? I remember reading my first romance novel in my late teens. Or at least, I should say I remember the cover—the classic Fabio bodice-ripper—and a line about a turgid member and a deep, moist well

Random Musings: Enter to Win

Random Musings: Enter to Win

Apr. 6, 2017 by

Romance Readers, Win $1250 in Gift Cards during the Spring Fling Giveaway! Giving stuff away is fun, and who doesn’t need more gift cards, right? The fit is always perfect and the color always looks good with your complexion. That’s