Posts tagged with: romance
By Jeanette Grey 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.
By Mychael.Black On Nov 21 2013, 8:38 am
Writing ‘The End’ is never easy, but that applies even more so when it’s the end of a series. Not only are you saying goodbye to the people you’ve grown to love, you’re saying goodbye to the entire world you’ve lived in for so long. I just finished the final book in my fantasy series, [...]
By Lauren Smith On Nov 12 2013, 9:00 am
As the days turn faster and faster towards the end of the year, I look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas, but not simply for the joys of food and family. My secret love during these two particularly holidays is that every year I indulge in a ritual of revisiting some of my favorite classic romance [...]
By Mary Hughes On Oct 17 2013, 9:00 am
For our wedding anniversary this month, as we traveled to Chicago and a hot tub hotel room, my husband and I got onto a strange topic. I won’t tell you what anniversary we’re on but let me say we’ve been together enough years to start looking like each other. We’re way way past the first [...]
By Lisa.Whitefern On Oct 2 2013, 9:00 am
This year I had the great pleasure of placing in a contest for published novels. My Samhain novel Wicked Wonderland placed fourth for Best Published Paranormal Romance in The Passionate Plume award, a contest held for published erotic romance novels run by the Romance Writers of America. Earlier in my career when I only had [...]
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