Posts tagged with: Contemporary

Falling in Love with ‘Friends to Lovers’

By On Nov 30 2013, 8:00 am

I’m a firm believer in the idea that every love story is different. That said, there do seem to be a few themes that come back over and over again, especially if you read enough romance. There are tropes like secret babies and marriages of convenience, which while fun, tend to be a little divorced from most people’s realities. And then there are the more common experiences. Like friends to lovers.

A good friends to lovers story can be a delicate balance. You don’t get to play with that first rush of heady sexual attraction, because the hero and heroine have been pointedly not-sleeping-together for years. There’s no fun ‘getting to know you’ period like you would have with total strangers. And it’s pretty hard to sew in a mystery, or any kind of deep, dark, hidden past.

But what you do get to play with can be even better.

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Five things you didn’t know!

By On Sep 3 2013, 8:50 am

Hey all, thanks for stopping by. I thought I’d take this opportunity for us to get to know each other better. Just the other day I was asked to tell five things about myself, five things that people wouldn’t know. So I tell you what, I’ll tell you five things if you tell me five. [...]

Adventures in the Supermarket

By On Jun 19 2013, 8:00 am

Hundreds of years ago men went out hunting in order to feed their families. It was a dangerous business. The women were gatherers, collecting berries and edible plants to round out their diets. Fast forward to modern times. These days we do our hunting and gathering at the supermarket. While we don’t have to worry [...]

On Good Girls and Bad Girls

By On Mar 12 2013, 9:00 am

If you’ve ever watched a bad movie or a mediocre TV show, you know the drill. Female characters fall into one of two categories: good girls and bad girls. Virgins and whores. It’s a fact of fiction that’s been going on for decades now. And it’s wrong. Just plain wrong. The fact of the matter [...]

Knowing the Ropes: BDSM in the Real World

By On Feb 27 2013, 8:22 am

The world of BDSM is often portrayed in books and movies as an exotic one, far removed from the ordinary world of careers and grad school and doing the laundry. Often it takes place in a glossy world where everyone is richer, thinner, and more glamorous than you and slaves can serve their masters’ every [...]

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