The Alpha Male Isn’t My Romance Fantasy

The Alpha Male Isn’t My Romance Fantasy

Oct. 28, 2021 by

So, why am I constantly being sold the idea that all women fantasize about the alpha male sweeping them away? On two different occasions in the last few weeks, I’ve had someone say to me, “Well, you know, every woman

TEN RANDOM THINGS ABOUT AUTHOR STACY GOLD

TEN RANDOM THINGS ABOUT AUTHOR STACY GOLD

Aug. 2, 2021 by

Ten Random Things Most People Don’t Know About Me If you’ve been following me for a while, you already know I live in Colorado, do a ton of outdoor sports, and write steamy, outdoor adventure romance novels. You might also

RANDOM MUSINGS: THE FEAR OF PHYSICALLY STRONG WOMEN

RANDOM MUSINGS: THE FEAR OF PHYSICALLY STRONG WOMEN

Jul. 14, 2021 by

Why is our society so denigrating of physically strong women—whether Olympic athletes or not? She looks like a man… You don’t want to build bulk, you want to be lean… Skinny is healthy and desirable, fit and muscular is not…

RANDOM MUSINGS: LIVING ON RIVER TIME

RANDOM MUSINGS: LIVING ON RIVER TIME

Jul. 6, 2021 by

I become my best self on the river, because I leave the modern world and live on river time. The water beneath my raft hissed and gurgled. My oars plashed in an even, meditative cadence. Wind whooshed up canyon, blowing

BOOK REVIEW: QUEEN MOVE BY KENNEDY RYAN

BOOK REVIEW: QUEEN MOVE BY KENNEDY RYAN

Jun. 17, 2021 by

Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan is a stellar, page-turning, childhood best-friends-to-lovers romance. If you’re looking for your next great romance read, look no further than Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan. I regularly buy books without knowing much about them, especially

10 MORE QUESTIONS WITH STACY GOLD

10 MORE QUESTIONS WITH STACY GOLD

Jun. 1, 2021 by

Romance author interview with Stacy Gold A couple months ago, I had the great pleasure of participating in a fast-paced romance author interview Q & A with a group of avid romance readers. Many of the questions were incredibly thoughtful

RANDOM MUSINGS: MY FAVORITE ROMANCE THEMES

RANDOM MUSINGS: MY FAVORITE ROMANCE THEMES

May. 17, 2021 by

As a romance author, I’ve realized I have favorite themes I return to again and again. While I have my favorite romance tropes (forced proximity, friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, grumpy vs sunshine), certain themes recur in my books

BOOK REVIEW: HOW TO STAY

BOOK REVIEW: HOW TO STAY

Apr. 20, 2021 by

Author Christina Mitchell has written a perfect friends-to-lovers romance with How to Stay. What makes for a perfect friends-to-lovers romance novel, you ask? In this case, it’s simple (and oh so deliciously complicated)… Mix two parts flawed, realistic characters with

RANDOM MUSINGS: THE POWER OF DISCONNECTING

RANDOM MUSINGS: THE POWER OF DISCONNECTING

Apr. 1, 2021 by

On the Power of Disconnecting and Spending Time in the Mountains For almost three full days last week, my world was devoid of all the sounds and signs of modern human life. No cars. No TV. No Internet. Nothing but

RANDOM MUSINGS: WHAT MAKES A ROMANCE NOVEL GREAT?

RANDOM MUSINGS: WHAT MAKES A ROMANCE NOVEL GREAT?

Mar. 16, 2021 by

What are the hallmarks of a truly great romance novel? Thanks to the explosion of self-publishing and e-books, there are more books than ever available and at your fingertips. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a corresponding increase in really great romance