By Julie Particka It’s a valid question. In romance novels, we talk all the time about insta-love as if it never happens in the real world. (It does, it’s just rare.) But no one ever mentions insta-lust. Why? Because we know that happens and it happens a lot. It’s probably even happened to you or… Read More
Julie Particka was told to get serious about her future in Junior High. Several years after getting a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, she realized being serious was over-rated and went back to her first love–writing. Now rather than spending her days in the drudgery of the lab or teaching science to high school students, she disappears into worlds of her own creation where monsters sometimes roam, but true love still conquers all. She can most often be located in the Detroit area with her favorite minions (the ones who know her as Mom) where she is currently hatching a plot for world domination. It involves cookies for everyone, so she’s pretty sure there’s no way it can fail…except the minions keep eating the cookies.
by Jennifer Bonds As writers we create all kinds of characters. Some get the spotlight and others? Well, they don’t. Heck, sometimes they don’t even get a first name. In the movies we’d call them Extra #7 and Waitress #1. In the world of romance novels, there are no closing credits and these characters fade… Read More
by Nina Croft Definition of fantasy: the faculty or activity of imagining impossible or improbable things. The thing is fantasy is just that—we build something up in our minds that’s both impossible and improbable. At least, that’s exactly what Logan McCabe, hero of my latest release, HIS FANTASY GIRL, did. Logan spent one fabulous night… Read More
The Inspiration Trifecta for Romance Writing By: Harper Kincaid I was recently on an all women’s pilgrimage to the Middle East and it was while walking through the Old City of Jerusalem when a group of ladies from South Africa surrounded me and asked: “So, where do you get the inspiration for you romance novels?”… Read More
by Rebecca Zanetti A big thank you to my Writerspace friends for having me over today to celebrate the release of OVER THE TOP, my contemporary Brazen featuring a wild cowboy and a whole bunch of meddling townspeople who want him to find love with the girl next door. OVER THE TOP is set in… Read More
By Joya Ryan I’ve been asked a few times about my writing process. Truth is…it’s a mess. Yes, there are a few key things I do with every book to help map out what I’m writing. I do love me some color-coded charts and spreadsheets after all, not to mention a healthy To-Do list. But… Read More
by Sabrina Sol Before I ever type a word, I will visualize the story in my head. Usually I picture the opening scene and the final scene and one or two of the more dramatic scenes. Characters, dialogue, props – they’re all there playing in my mind like a little movie. And just like the… Read More
By Diane Alberts Hello! I’m Diane Alberts, but you might also know me as Jen McLaughlin! As Diane, I write sexy contemporary romance for Entangled Publishing. My latest book, TAKING WHAT’S HIS, is the fourth book in the Shillings Agency series (all can be read as Standalones, though), and it centers around Holt Cunningham and… Read More
by Megan Erickson – So I draft every book differently. I wish I had a set system because I think it would make things easier on myself, but alas, that is not the case. With CHANGING HIS GAME, I wrote the first three chapters basically blind. As in, I had no idea how the story… Read More
by Amy Andrews In my new book, Ask Me Nicely, an epic battle of wills is set between Sal who wants Doyle for his body and Doyle who wants Sal for more than that. Don’t get me wrong – he’s pretty damn hot for her body too, but he’s determined not to be just another… Read More
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May I have this dance, my lady?
Romance novels set during the Regency period in England are one of the most popular genres. Readers love them, and everything associated with them. The term “regency” refers to the period when King George III was deemed unfit to rule and his son, the Prince of Wales, (known as “Prinny”) ruled as Prince Regent (hence… Read More