Random Musings: The Five Biggest Relationship Lies

Random Musings: The Five Biggest Relationship Lies

Jul. 12, 2019 by

The Five Relationship Lies We’ve Been Fed for Years Hurt Everyone In my teens and twenties I was your typical relationship pessimist. My parent’s marriage seemed a thing of evil, and I couldn’t understand why anyone would get married voluntarily. 

Random Musings: Romance Novels & the Hot Guy/Hot Sex Fantasy

Random Musings: Romance Novels & the Hot Guy/Hot Sex Fantasy

Jun. 13, 2019 by

Are Romance Novels Selling Women an Unrealistic Fantasy of Fidelity, Respect, Hotties, and Orgasms? Just the other day, a man on Twitter (who claimed to be a lover of the romance genre) asked why all the men in romance novels

Random Musings: Media Representation, Romance Novels, and Changing Norms

Random Musings: Media Representation, Romance Novels, and Changing Norms

May. 31, 2019 by

Romance Novels Have the Power to Transform Our Relationships with Ourselves, and Others The impact of media on societal norms has been on my mind for years, but it was a recent article celebrating Sesame Street’s fiftieth anniversary that made

Random Musings: Diversity, Politics, Love, and Romance Novels

Random Musings: Diversity, Politics, Love, and Romance Novels

May. 2, 2019 by

Washington DC Sits at the Intersection of Diversity, Politics, Love, and Everything Great About Romance Novels A couple weeks ago, I took a trip to Washington DC with my best girlfriend. Neither of us had been there since we were

Random Musings: On Men and Women and Orgasms

Random Musings: On Men and Women and Orgasms

Dec. 11, 2018 by

Why Do We Treat Men’s and Women’s Orgasms so Differently? And What Does that Say About Us? Something has been haunting me lately about men and women and orgasms. It’s been sticking in my head, popping up during conversations and

Random Musings: The Rise of the Beta Male

Random Musings: The Rise of the Beta Male

Nov. 12, 2018 by

Beta Male Characters are Popping Up in Movies, on TV, and in Romance Novels Just the other day I read another article discussing the many virtues of the young actor, Timothée Chalamet, as a new age, sensitive guy. He wears

Random Musings: Core Values in Real Life and Fiction

Random Musings: Core Values in Real Life and Fiction

Dec. 27, 2017 by

How Core Values Impact Real Life and Fictional Characters in My Romance Novels A few years ago, my then nineteen-year-old nephew moved in with me and my hubby. He lived with us a little over a year with the ambition

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: 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: 5 Free, Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas

Random Musings: 5 Free, Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas

Feb. 14, 2017 by

Five Free, Romantic Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day I Don’t Believe in Valentine’s Day. Okay, before you get all upset with me, let me say that I love any day that celebrates love and the people you love–I am a