What is a romance novel without euphemisms? Is that even possible? They’re such a standard part of the love scenes (even in the books closer to erotica) that I sometimes wonder if you could even write a romance novel without them. Of Euphemisms & Romance Novels What Is a Euphemism? In layman’s terms, a euphemism … More Can You Write a Romance Novel without Euphemisms?
Did you ever notice how many characters in romance novels are wealthy? Or at least pretty dang comfortable. A lot, right? And the number of rich people in romance novels has a pretty big effect on the plot. Need to take a week off suddenly to hide from a murderer? No problem. Need to travel … More Rich People in Romance Novels
The need to reread is mystical and powerful. To those who don’t re-read, “mystifying” or “baffling” most likely seem more appropriate, but for those who do, I present you with the lost book tips in the hopes of saving you from my mistakes. By “lost book,” I don’t necessarily mean that I misplaced the book … More Lost Books & The Need to Reread
I’ve been reading a lot in the past year (See: Stress Relief), and since I read all of the more recent books from my standard authors, I started looking up some of their older works. Not historic romance, just romances written in the 70s and 80s. And I noticed some scary patterns across the genre … More 6 Disturbing Tropes in Old Romance Novels
Trace stood in the shadows of the alley and watched to make sure the vamp was dead. It smelled dead, but with a vamp, it was hard to be sure. Most of them always smelled dead. A couple of rough-looking men came out from an alley and checked for a pulse, which would tell them … More Chapter 3 Excerpt from Born Not Made
Ever had someone yell at you for how you read? I have. And I’m not alone. I don’t know why, but some reading habits drive people crazy. 3 Common Weird Reading Habits Reading the End of Books First This one is my guilty pleasure, and, yes, I’ve been yelled at for it. I’m still not … More Reading Habits That Drive People Crazy