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
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
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
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I am reposting this blog post from last year about what romance novels have taught me about love. Enjoy! In 1972 the Equal Rights Amendment was big news. In 1972 the first issue of Gloria Steinem’s Ms. magazines appeared. The next year Roe v. Wade... read more
The symposium Gender, Sexuality, Feminism and the Romance Novel is being live-streamed on Friday, February 10 from 2:00 – 5:00. The speakers are New York Times bestselling authors Ilona Andrews (the husband-wife writing team of Gordon and Ilona), Sarah MacLean, Alisha Rai, and Mary Bly (known to her readers at... read more
Title Image: East Duke Building, Duke University On Friday, February 10 from 2:00 – 5:00 I will be moderating “Gender, Sexuality, Feminism and the Romance Novel” held in the first-floor parlors of the East Duke Building on Duke University’s East Campus.
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.
Title Image: East Duke Building, East Campus, Duke University On February 10, 2017 I will be hosting a symposium on Gender, Feminism, Sexuality and the Romance Novel. It will be held in East Duke Building on Duke’s East Campus, picture above, and will run from 2:00 – 5:00 in the... read more
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
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.