Smut?
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Smut?

A new friend told me she had read one of my books.  Her compliment?  “You write good smut, woman.” I smiled.  I’ve heard this before from people who believe they are being clever or just have no idea what they are saying about themselves.  They think they are talking about me. “We call it sex,…

Living With Intention

Living With Intention

I need more time, but I find that my life doesn’t work so well when I farm stuff out—and that is true whether it is house cleaning or writing. I seem to need “hands on” time.  When I turn tasks, from the meaningful to mundane, over to other people, I lose touch with what I…

Five Things About Life I have Learned Writing Romance Novels
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Five Things About Life I have Learned Writing Romance Novels

I need to be around readers, especially those who love the Romance genre as much as I do. It is easy to trivialize what I do. Reading for pleasure in a world full of problems? Ha! But then I connect with readers who value feeding the imagination, who believe reading makes their individual worlds better…

A Guy Reads His First Romance – A Review of LYON’S BRIDE
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A Guy Reads His First Romance – A Review of LYON’S BRIDE

So my mom died Monday, December 17th. No, wait, this review gets better. Really. My wife and I own hundreds of books. We read voraciously. I have, easily, a dozen books on my nightstand that I am in various stages of reading. I enjoy biographies, sci-fi, epic fantasy, crime drama, literature, just about anything well-written….

The Three Most Important Elements to a Successful Story
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The Three Most Important Elements to a Successful Story

And, no, I am not going to say “character, character, character,” although character is one of them. Compelling characters—people we feel we must understand—can send a mediocre plot into the stratosphere. A fascinating character, one with depth and true complexities, can drive me into a story and I’ll never let go until the last word….