In the contemporary romance, THE PERFECT BARGAIN by Jessa McAdams, the
heroine runs away to Scotland partly to get away from some of the chaos in her
life but also partly because she was seduced by the romance of Diana Gabaldon’s Read More...
Recent books and films have popularized the billionaire, or ridiculously
hero, in contemporary romantic fiction. However, the idea of a wealthy,
man as a hero isn't particularly revolutionary. There have always been these
characters – whether they be Earls and Dukes in historical romances, or
Wayne aka Batman in comics. A billionaire hero appeals to me for the obvious
reason that lots of money facilitates having a good time in especially grand Read More...
I'm a comic book fan, and that's where I first heard of a character described as
being an antihero – discussed at some length in the pages of multiple comic
fanzines. The comic book universe is full of non-traditional, disaffected loner,
sometimes morally ambiguous, and often reluctant, heroes. These characters have
an appeal for many reasons, but I think largely it's because they tend to be
mavericks. In romance novels, I think Read More...
A friend of mine recently told me that she didn’t read sports-themed romance
because she wasn’t that interested in sports. I can respect that, but I don’t
think being a sports fan is necessary in order to enjoy romances that revolve
around some kind of sport. I don’t play or watch sports, but some of my
books involve athletes. In fact, one of the first contemporary romances I ever Read More...
As I was reading one of Jeaniene Frost’s “Night Huntress” books, I
started thinking about another great vampire-themed love story – the one between
vampire Michael Cyprien and the formidable Dr. Alexandra “Alex” Keller in Lynn Viehl's “ Read More...
Over the years I’ve had many book boyfriends – a duke, a highlander, a business
a werewolf, a cowboy, and a vampire or two. I never really saw the appeal of
themed romances. Reading the Impalers series, about rock and roll vampires, by
McCarthy and Kathy Love changed my mind. Since then, I've read many more
rocker Read More...
It's warming up outside, and inside. There are some super sexy books out this
month. Oh, and if you use the code "Spring Fling" when you check out you can get
10 percent off of these books. Let's take a look.
In the writing industry, erotic romance and erotica are quickly shooting up the
charts. But many authors face the cold shoulder from other industry
professionals for writing P*O*R*N. We all know that when we see it, right?
Here's a quick primer on the differences.
The definition of erotic romance, according to Ginny Wiehardt on the
"Erotica is a genre of literature that includes sexually explicit Read More...