Random Musings: Defining  Strong Women

Random Musings: Defining Strong Women

Sep. 17, 2019 by

Too Many (Usually Male) Authors Ask: What Is A Strong Women? Here’s My Answer… For years, in books, movies, and on TV, the main definition of a strong woman was one who survived rape, violence, widowhood, and/or poverty and went

Random Musings: Consent in Romance and Real Life

Random Musings: Consent in Romance and Real Life

Aug. 30, 2019 by

Consent in Romance Novels – Sexy or Not Sexy? In the #MeToo era I’m always shocked to hear someone say they don’t think consent belongs in romance novels because it kills the mood. Sure, early romance novels featured plenty of

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