Category Archives: Contemporary Romance

Besieging the Boundaries

Can you define the difference between between genre and literary fiction? I can’t believe I spent over $50,000 on an MFA in Creative Writing and found I could not. I was recently invited to sit on a Revision Panel by a … Continue reading

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Obsessed with Sex (cough)

Since my last blog for SMP (Insta-Love) addressed the same subject, I will qualify this entry, same general subject, as “additional research” (ahem). As authors, we all come to realize—quickly—that book reviews are as individual as are readers. Some will … Continue reading

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Insta-Love???

  “Men define romance as the prelude to sex, and women define romance as one of the expressions of love.” This quote from the book by Neil Rosenthal titled, “Love, Sex, and Staying Warm” sums up one definition of the … Continue reading

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To Improving Our Craft—Hear, Hear!

In my earlier posts I may have mentioned that I am an avid audiobook fan. My 35-40 minute daily commute to my day job, coupled with the amazing medium of the audiobook, allows me to double my reading volume. In … Continue reading

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The Dreaded “M” Word, Part One

Putting More Than Your Face on Facebook I believe I’ve blogged on this topic before, but since it’s a very broad and multi-faceted subject, I’ve decided to turn it into a series. In this, Part One, I’m going to concentrate … Continue reading

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Discovering Austen

I confess – I am reading Pride and Prejudice for the first time and it is my first taste of Jane Austen. This is almost heresy for a romance novelist who has been “in” the world of romance for decades … Continue reading

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Take a Bath. Read a Romance

My bath this morning included Epson Salts as my legs are super wimpy and I’m determined to do some kayaking soon! For me, paddling around bodies of water is a balm for my heart and mind. The NEWS is currently … Continue reading

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