Is it Hot in Here?

I rarely mention that I am working on a romance novel. Apart from not wanting to overdo the self-promotion, staying quiet about it keeps the writing pressure off. I abandoned the first draft a few years ago, and the much improved second draft outline is moving slowly. One of the challenges is the correct level …

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Where’s Daddy?

My reading of romance novels is too erratic and sporadic to identify trends, but I have noticed a disturbing pattern in many books. Last summer I read several books featuring women who were single, but either pregnant or with a new baby. More recently I have read several books featuring single women with a child …

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Erotic Romance

Harlequin's posted a flowchart to help out readers of this re-invigorated genre. It's not a great flow chart, for many reasons, but worthy of a giggle or two: http://www.harlequin.com/store.html?cid=3450 I prefer my romances a little more romantic and and little less acrobatic. Not that I have anything against erotic fiction, but of the stories in …

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