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

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

My Big, Hairy, Audacious Romance Author Goals for 2021

My Big, Hairy, Audacious Romance Author Goals for 2021

Jan. 15, 2021 by

I’m planning on hitting some amazing romance author goals this coming year. Yes, I know. Setting any kind of goals for the coming year,  especially professional romance author publishing goals, might seem like an exercise in frustration and futility. But

RANDOM MUSINGS: IMPLICIT BIAS AND WRITING ROMANCE

RANDOM MUSINGS: IMPLICIT BIAS AND WRITING ROMANCE

Jan. 21, 2020 by

What it Means to Have Implicit Bias, and How It Impacts Romance Authors (Including Me) Implicit bias…We all suffer from it. Though those on the receiving end of our resulting words and actions suffer from it the most. What is

BOOK REVIEW: THE ONE YOU CAN’T FORGET

BOOK REVIEW: THE ONE YOU CAN’T FORGET

Nov. 19, 2019 by

Roni Loren’s “The One You Can’t Forget” features the best meet cute ever! After reading, “The One You Can’t Forget” (Book 2 in The Ones Who Got Away series), I’ve added Roni Loren to my list of favorite romance authors.

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. 

Book Review: A Father for Her Child

Book Review: A Father for Her Child

Jun. 27, 2019 by

A Father for Her Child by Laurel Greer is a Swoony Ski Romance with a Dash of Steam While I don’t read much Harlequin, I find a good mountain town ski romance pretty irresistible (go figure). And I always enjoy

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