Romance Articles

Jan Romes

Jan Romes: Feed My Romantic Side

March 9, 2018 2:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Today is a guest blog by romance writer Jan Romes. Writers, regardless of the genre they write, thirst for real life situations and real characters to give truth and zest to their fictional stories. That’s where I found myself at the beginning of 2018. I wanted and needed something genuine... read more


#metoo: Yoohoo, Over Here!

February 16, 2018 11:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Two days ago was the first Valentine’s Day since the #metoo movement began. This point was made on Real Time With Bill Maher last Friday (February 9) in anticipation of the 14th. Listen to the exchange between Bill Maher and Bari Weiss, a columnist at the New York Times: Real Time With... read more

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The Red Palace – A Short Story

December 1, 2017 5:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Below is a link to The Red Palace. It takes place during 1857 and involves events surround the Sepoy Rebellion against the British East Indian Company.   Prince Badar Ali encounters Elizabeth Wilkins under unusual circumstances and sets in motion a sensual game. To his surprise Elizabeth learns to play it... read more

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Sexual Misconduct: Tragedy and Comedy

November 27, 2017 9:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The topic of sexual misconduct continues to dominate the national dialogue. The pervasiveness of the phenomenon is nothing less than a tragedy. In my blog last week, Your Body, Your Writing, I wrote: “Romances are comedies, however serious in tone or however harrowing the events the characters undergo may be. They... read more

Five Questions with Selina McLemore

November 7, 2017 2:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Authors are usually featured in my Five Questions series, but authors who read this blog can benefit from hearing from talented editors. Selina McLemore is an excellent editor who specializes in romance. I have worked with her in the past couple of years. Her feedback has been invaluable. 1. Writers... read more

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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

First-Person Narration and the Novel

March 3, 2017 7:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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 all to read today. It centers on first-person narration. It is a truism that many first novels... read more