Category Archives: Romance

Looking back at 2015: Favorite books and more

It’s that time of year when you realize that yes, a whole year did pass that quickly! Whew, where did the time go? The answer–at least my answer–is in this post, including the best 8 novels I read this year. … Continue reading

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The problem of Discoverability isn’t that bad

There’s been a lot of talk out there about discoverability lately, i.e. readers wanting to find books they’d love, and authors wanting the same in reverse—that the people who’d love their books find and buy them. It reminds me of … Continue reading

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What makes something erotic, part III

I’ve been toying around with an erotic novella, and musing again on what makes something erotic. This isn’t the first time (Part I, Part II), but then this is something so nebulous and interesting, I’m sure whole bookshelves can be … Continue reading

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Choose-your-own-adventure erotica

I’ve been following the news of the about-to-be-released choose-your-own adventure erotic novel with interest. Will it work? Well, I for one am really curious! I have long been a fan of choose-your-own-adventure books. In fact, I’ve played a number of … Continue reading

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Romantic Comedies to Love: Dan in Real Life

So after reading that fewer romantic comedies are getting made, I decided to spread the word about some of my favorites here on the blog. (First out was one of my all-time favorite movies, Intolerable Cruelty, a delicious black romantic … Continue reading

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End of 2013

Well, 2013 is drawing to a close–I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! I’m on vacation, which is just bliss I must say. Lots of time to spend with hubby, board games, and writing of course. Looking back … Continue reading

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First draft and editing–back at work on Before and After the Wedding

It’s funny how each part of the writing process brings such different skills and benefits to it–and downsides too, I suppose. Having just experimented with first draft material for a month, I can testify to the sheer exhilaration of creating … Continue reading

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Favorite romantic novels of 2013

Now that we’re getting close to the end of 2013, I thought I’d share some of my favorite romantic novels and novellas of the year. Not necessarily published 2013, but read by me this year. 🙂 So without further ado, … Continue reading

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How I invent characters

Characters are mysterious creatures, in a way, and I’m sure there are nearly as many ways to invent them as there are authors. For me, I find that they seldom spring fully formed onto the page, but come to life … Continue reading

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