Posts tagged with: romance

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

By On Dec 30 2013, 9:37 am

New Year’s Eve. Valentine’s Day. You birthday, your anniversary. For all of these sorts of events, it feels like people start asking you months ahead of time: what are your plans?

And the pressure, man, the pressure.

I think it’s somehow the worst for New Year’s Eve because there are all these images of fancy ball gowns and champagne in pretty flutes. Dancing and drinking, and everyone wants to be doing something cool. It’s not a holiday just for couples, and it’s not just about you. It’s about your status and your life.

When I was a kid, I always spent New Year’s Eve with my brother and my grandmother, while my parents jetted off to Atlantic City to attend some fancy party, and it was the best night of the year. We made all kinds of special treats and played games and stayed up super, super late. I didn’t imagine it could get any better.

On some level, maybe it never did.

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Writing Christmas Romance

By On Dec 20 2013, 7:00 am

The world never gets tired of reading Christmas novels. Readers love holiday romance, and it’s fun to use all those wonderful sights and smells while writing a Christmas themed book. Gingerbread cookies, peppermint canes, evergreens, fairy lights and snow fill us all with excitement, and memories of Christmas past. Writing a Christmas romance you want [...]

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 [...]

The End of an Era

By 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, [...]

Revisiting the Classics- My Holiday Traditions

By On Nov 12 2013, 9:00 am

Tagged as classics, holidays, Reading, romance, romance novels, & 1 more...

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 [...]

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