Do you love romance novels? If so, you’re certainly not alone. According to Romance Writers of America, the romance novel industry is a $1.08 billion dollar business. Continue reading “3 Ways You Know You’re a Closet Romance Novel Enthusiast”
My stepmother introduced me to romance novels at the ripe young age of 13. I still remember my first novel, Ashes in the Wind, by Kathleen Woodiwiss. I was captivated by the beautiful heroine, strong, brave hero and the fascinating story line. Continue reading “Love Romance Books? Why Dark Awakening and Dark Gathering Won’t Disappoint”
It’s been a little over a year since Dark Awakening, my first novel, was released. At the time, I didn’t think anything could replace the joy, excitement, nervousness and hope that came from the release of that first novel.
But the release of my second novel, Dark Gathering, Continue reading “Introducing Dark Gathering, Book 2 of the Dark World trilogy”
Scotland, November 2, 2212
“If I didn’t learn to use a gun in my century, what makes you think I’m going to learn to use one in yours?” Caitriona Sinclair quipped at the hulk of a man who stood before her. She exhaled, blowing an errant red-brown curl from her eyes and watching as her breath reflected the cold November day. Her deep, emerald green eyes met his hard grey ones without backing down. After all, she knew he would win in the end. He always did. As if reading her mind, he placed two fingers under her elbow and pushed her arm up so that it was parallel to the ground.
My dad used to say you could tell a lot about a man by playing a game of Monopoly with him, hanging Christmas lights together and watching a man fish.
Hanging Christmas lights as a couple is a subject for a whole other blog, and if you’ve ever played a game of Monopoly with your significant other and are still together, then you’ve figured that one out. Continue reading “What Fishing Taught Me About Marketing my Romance Novel”
Society is based on a 9-to-5 rigor I’ve never quite mastered. While the work day seems to come alive over morning coffee, boardroom meetings and teams of problem solvers gathering to solve the next big challenge, I’m still dusting away the cobwebs of sleep deprivation from a late night of writing.
I grew up hearing those profound words from my father. At the time, I didn’t think much about what it meant. I assumed everyone worked in satisfying careers they loved.
Oh, the innocence of youth. Continue reading “Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow. . .(Or Does It?)”
While there is no straight cut formula for writing a great romance novel, there are some basic things you should do to ensure your readers are left wanting more. Continue reading “3 Tips to Ensure Your Sci-Fi Romance Novel is a Heart-Throbbing Page Turner”
A great villain could be one of the most difficult characters to develop while at the same time remaining one of the most important elements for an epic style sci-fi romance novel. A well-developed villain intensifies the magnet of the conflict in a story. And let’s face it, a diabolical, sinister villain is a heck of a fun character to create.