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Cover Reveal!

September 15, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This blog is the book cover reveal for one of my favorite new authors, Rose Vane. I’ve read two of her stories in manuscript form, but I haven’t yet read the one she recently sold to Carina Press, A Deep Dark Call. A gloomy manor in nineteenth-century Wallachia (the Romanian... read more

Repost: On the Term ‘Bodice Ripper’

March 15, 2017 2:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This post originally appeared on my Goodreads page in 2014. On May 2, 2014, the New York Times reported the sale of Harlequin Enterprises to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. The NYT reporter opened his piece by writing that when the acquisition was announced, “cheap jokes inevitably started to fly. It... read more

Repost: Romance Subgenres

February 17, 2017 2:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s still Valentine’s Day week! So I thought it would be fun to share my overview of all the different types of romance novels. Look out for a couple updates to contributions I have made to these categories since I first wrote this post.  My quest as a romance writer... read more

The Art of Seduction

December 6, 2016 9:00 am Published by 2 Comments

Partial of the movie poster for Casanova. Casanova is an example of the Ideal Lover. I recommend Robert Greene’s The Art of Seduction to romance writers or any writer – or to anybody who is interested in seducing someone.

Five Myths about Romance Novels

October 7, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

There are so many myths about Romance novels, what the genre entails, and who the readers are. I originally published this article on my Goodreads page (come follow me!), but I realized I have not talked about all the misconceptions surrounding the romance genre here, so I’m reposting this blog for you... read more

Do Romance Novelists Make Money?

August 19, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When discussing whether or not a romance novelist is successful, many people focus on how much money for romance novels sales the author makes. However, is that really the only piece that determines whether or not a romance author, or any author is successful.