Character Interview with Lucius Asper I'm a member of the Goodreads group Kiss & Tell, who recently held a convention of sorts featuring character panels and other fun stuff. Below you'll find the moderator's transcript of her interview with my character, Lucius Sempronius Asper. Enjoy! ***** A hostess guides me to a table under the Café … Continue reading Character Interview with Lucius Asper
Memorial Statue, Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, GA Last year, I collaborated with a talented group of indie authors on a romance horror short story anthology, each story featuring one of the seven deadly sins. My story about greed, The 49th Floor, can be found in the (free!) collection on Smashwords here: Seven Deadly Sins - Romance Horror Anthology From … Continue reading Rene’s Playground
“Romance is not about wilting heroines who can’t think for themselves and who need big, strong men to help them cut their meat.”
Well said Ms. Leo!
The other day, an author pal of mine shared a comment that she’d received on a review about her romance book being a “bodice ripper.”
Seriously, folks. It’s 2016.
I’m done with these comments. Honestly, can’t people think of another way to describe romance novels?
First of all, I have read this friend’s work and although she writes historical romance, in no way, shape or form could her books be considered the same as the traditional interpretation of a bodice ripper.
What exactly is a bodice ripper? It’s an old-fashioned, pejorative term for romance. Early plots often featured heroines who were “gently coerced” into sex. In other words, the sex becomes consensual after a time, the heroine falls for her swashbuckling hero who looks like Fabio, and they go off and make lots of babies.
Honestly, very few people write this stuff any more and most of us modern romance…
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This Indie Pride Day, I wanted to showcase some indie reads that I've enjoyed recently. Here I am (dark under eye circles and all, sheesh) with some great books published by independent authors. #IndieBooksBeSeen Starting from the top left and moving clockwise is Assassinated Love by Veronica Del Rosa, a prequel novella to the Enforcers and Coterie series. … Continue reading Indie Pride Day 2016
Introducing Future Couples Third person point of view Paranormal Romance series featuring a different main couple in each book is my jam. Maybe it's because I don't like staying in one character's head for too long. I also tend to steer clear of first person POV so I don't have to hear the hero or … Continue reading Themes in Writing: Introducing Future Couples
Kaleidoscope Heart Book Reviews: Supporting indies, one review at a time. My buddy and fellow romance fan Kat created and runs KH Reviews, a fantastic indie-centric review blog to which I occasionally contribute. Kat is an avid reader and all around cool chick and you can tell she really puts her heart into maintaining this awesome romance blog. Reviews are so important … Continue reading Reviews for Indie Romance Reads
When in Rome (Post #5) The back of him burned from heels to head against cold metal. Sebastian leaned shackled to a silver-coated standing gurney, multiple gunshot wounds to his thigh paralyzing his major muscle groups. They had stripped him down to his boxer briefs before locking his arms and legs into thick silver manacles … Continue reading Subway Snippets | When in Rome (Post #5)