THE GUEST HOUSE

It’s an old story—maybe one of the oldest: boy from one family meets girl from rival family, boy and girl fall in love but family loyalties battle to keep them apart. When I set out to write THE GUEST HOUSE, I didn’t plan on star-crossed lovers. I imagined a rambling, shingle-style cottage by the water… Read More

1 Meeting Myself Coming and Going

I’ve been learning a lot about myself over the last few days. A lifelong friend—let’s call her Judy—has traveled around 1,500 miles to return here, to her home town, to attend her high school reunion (no way I’m saying which one, but the number almost rhymes with “LORDY,” which is just one of the words… Read More

4 ONE LOST SUMMER AND IDENTITY

One Lost Summer is in many ways a novel about identity and lies. It is about the lies people tell themselves to survive and the extent to which they may remain unknown in a person’s character and by those closest to them. It is about desire and obsession and it is about summer and the… Read More

A Peek Behind Debra Clopton’s A BRIDE FOR ALL SEASONS

One of my favorite quotes comes from the movie You’ve Got Mail with Meg Ryan. I loved the role of Kathleen Kelly (played by Meg Ryan) because she lived the quote. Kathleen was facing a life changing moment, the closing of the bookstore that had been her life and her mother’s. Her longtime friend, Birdie,… Read More

Lydia’s Hope

Do you have a sister? If so, you know that despite quarrels, envy, frustration, and all the other negative emotions that siblings can arouse so easily, a sister is still a treasure. Your sister is the person with whom you never have to pretend. She’s seen the worst in you, and she loves you anyway!… Read More

13 Hiya…Bobbi Romans here.

Thanks for having me Writerspace! I’ve been a long time fan and chatter at Writerspace. Some might remember me when I used the nickname, Vitch36- *wink* With two releases out within 10 days of each other, I’ve been caught in a whirlwind of epic proportions! Yay, but ack! And…BOTH are vastly different genres!  I’m going… Read More

2 Great Escapes

There’s something seductive about a vacation. Maybe it’s the idea of leaving your everyday self behind along with your work and your worries. Maybe it’s the opportunity to relax, to recharge, to reconnect with the ones you love. Writers choose locations for their books as carefully as any family planning a holiday. It has to… Read More

20 Bad Boy Good Guys

I’m a sucker for a good redemption story, especially one where someone who seems completely irredeemable gets a second chance to get it right.  That kind of story poses an interesting question:  What does a hero have to do to be a hero?  Regardless of background and history, what does it take to be heroic?… Read More

June Releases Sizzle

We’re well into June.  So, here comes the sun . . .  and the entertainment. Writerspace Top Shelf Authors with book releases this month include: Woman’s Own By Robyn Carr Trade Paperback Released May 17, 2013 (reissued from 1990) Published by Liza Dawson Associates www.RobynCarr.com Ablaze against the bustle of nineteenth-century Philadelphia is this sweeping… Read More

2 Why We Love Damaged Heroes

There’s something about a sexy hero with a conflicted past and a bad-boy attitude that makes us want to love him all the more. In real life, we often find we can’t change a man. But in an erotic romance novel, love conquers all. The hero changes for the better thanks to the heroine and… Read More

Mysteries and Messages

Thanks yet again to Writerspace for inviting me to blog.  I was here just a few weeks ago discussing, among other things, the reprinting of my third Pet Rescue Mystery HOUNDS ABOUND with a special seal on it as part of Penguin Group (USA)’s Read Humane program.  And now I’m here because of my first… Read More