Posts tagged with: contemporary romance

The next big thing.

By On Jun 8 2013, 9:00 am

I was talking with author Lexxie Couper and our editor (the super lovely Heidi Moore) the other day and the conversation turned to ‘the next big thing’ and whether any of us could predict what it might be. A while ago we had the paranormal thing (you couldn’t turn around without bumping into a vampire) and then there’s the cowboy thing (and rightly so, those cowboys are HAWT) and to some extent we’ve got the sports star thing and the rock star thing, the young adult & now new adult things were big and getting bigger, and then there’s the whole ’50 shades’ thing but I’m not sure how big any of those are. We could argue that 50 was huge and continues to drive what’s being released but I’m not sure it’s huge as a genre. Sure we’ve got lots of releases coming out and doing well, some extremely well, but it doesn’t seem to have flooded the bookshelves like the vampires did a little while ago but then again maybe it is. It’s hard to say what actually makes something big really. I might think something isn’t so big but then someone else might disagree which brings us to the whole ‘what do readers want’ question. Read more…

For Sale: One Untold Love Story

By On Apr 25 2013, 9:00 am

If we end up sitting next to each other at a restaurant, chances are I’m going to turn you into a dragon. Not *actually* a dragon, but in theory? You just got scaled, baby. See, I’m a dangerous combination of romance addict and romance author with a wild imagination. One of my favorite things is [...]

Terms of Endearment by Shelley Munro

By On Jan 28 2013, 5:34 pm

“Hello, darling.” “Stop right there, sweetheart.” “Lookin’ good, babe!” “Sugar-pie, honey bunch, you know that I love you.” “Aw, snookums.” Endearments and pet names have always been part of our vocabularies. They appear in movies, on television, we see them in books and magazines and hear them in our daily conversations. Some endearments are cute [...]

Conflicted by Conflict

By On Nov 29 2012, 3:04 pm

In fiction there are two types of conflict, external and internal. External conflict is the plot of the story, the mystery or problem the characters must solve by the end of the book. Internal conflict is a character’s inner struggle, his or her doubts and  challenges.  In a romance novel, there should be internal conflict, [...]

Don’t Forget Me

By On Nov 18 2012, 8:00 am

My goal with my Konigsburg, Texas, books has always been to create stories that fit together but that also stood alone. I wanted readers to be able to start anywhere in the series and still feel like they understood what was going on because I know how frustrating it can be to wander into a series [...]

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