I've always been fascinated by what goes on behind the scenes. Whether it's backstage photos from my favourite play, a peek into the kitchen where a chef is working her culinary magic, or simply a glimpse through an uncurtained window into a stranger's private world, there's an undeniable thrill of discovery, a sense of secrets shared. It's no surprise, then, that I'm immensely curious about where other writers do their work....more
I tuned into the Outlander series on STARZ without knowing much about it. I was intrigued by the promos airing months leading up to premiere. Well, saying I was hooked with Outlander after the first episode aired, it would be putting it mildly. All my TV and writing time just went out the window.
The title doesn’t make sense does it? You’re probably wondering, how can a genre be popular if no one’s heard about it? I might be exaggerating a bit. I guess you can better describe interracial romance as a genre that hasn’t been brought to the level of other romance genres.
LGBTQ authors were steamed to discover that after several years of doing quite well in the "More Than Magic" contest sponsored each year by Romance Writers Ink (RWI), the Oklahoma Chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA), same sex romances were specifically disqualified from competing in the 2012 contest. The reason given was that "some members of the chapter felt 'uncomfortable' with the same-sex entries."
The New York Times recently published an article about how even with the economy in the crapper and sales of books being down or flat for most booksellers, that romance title sales are on the rise.
It just goes to show - Romance Book Lovers know their priorities!
The argument rages on about the why publishers feel the need to use DRM in their eBook formats. Recently, there have been some excellent responses as to how DRM is harming the eBook industry and its growth potential.
Continuation of “Things I have Learned from Romance novels (part 1)“.
I’m also pretty sure Google thinks I’m a major pervert after all my searches.
All heroines are accomplished equestrian. I had a theory after reading many books that perhaps the reason why I did not have a boyfriend until later in life was: I don’t enjoy horseback riding. I like those smelly beasts, don’t get me wrong, and know how to ride them but they have never held any sort of interest to me. The heroine in romance novels, however, will always be an accomplished equestrian even if she has NEVER been on a horse before.
Coming up with blog topics is like having a baby the natural way. It fricking hurts (and I know pain because my epidural never kicked in with Oldest). Which brings me to the topic du jour. What is the purpose behind blogging? Is it about opinion? Is it for fun? Exactly why do we blog?
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