Romance Articles

The Rubenstein Library and Romance Novels

February 7, 2017 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Title Image: Main entrance to Perkins-Bostock and the Rubenstein Library, West Campus, Duke University On February 10 I am hosting the Gender, Sexuality, Feminism and the Romance Novel symposium at Duke University. It will be held in the East Campus parlors of the East Duke Building from 2:00 – 5:00.... read more

Romance Novel Symposium Duke University

February 3, 2017 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Title Image: East Duke Building where the Romance Novel Symposium Duke University will be held on February 14. 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... read more

What I’m Reading IV: Global Romance

December 30, 2016 4:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

My self-style global romance duet Reading is an important part of writing. Reading instructs, and reading inspires. I’m rarely without a book. I love reading at home. I also love reading on the road, where I spend a lot of time.  I write romance, and I tend to read romance.... read more

Five Questions with Mary Bly/Eloisa James

December 13, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Mary Bly/Eloisa James. I’m having so much fun connecting with all the smart authors and bloggers I’ve met online. This is the latest entry in my series of conversations with other romance authors, who join us to share about their creative process, their habits, their inspiration, and more. Our guest today... read more

Seduction, The Art Of – a Writing Tip

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

Speaking of seduction, Casanova comes to mind. The title image is a partial of the movie poster for Casanova. He 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... read more

Gender, Feminism, Sexuality and the Romance Novel

October 18, 2016 3:12 pm Published by 4 Comments

Title Image: East Duke Building, East Campus, Duke University, where the symposium Gender, Feminism, Sexuality and the Romance Novel will be held. 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... read more

Romance Novel Myths: Top Five

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

There are so many romance novel myths concerning 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. Romance Novel... read more