On #Writing Wednesday: It’s not just about love

I was recently asked this question: “Hey, do you write anything other than those love books?” My initial reaction? 😐 My actual response was, “No, I do not.” But I got to thinking about the question and then I was mad because there is so much more to romance novels than that. They are not just “love books.” They are stories about triumph, good vs. evil, relationships, beating the odds, coming of age, and many, many more themes. They could be set in space or in the Middle Ages or in Regency England or in a completely made-up land. They could be set in your hometown or a big city everyone knows. Maybe your characters is a farm boy tapped to become the next savior of the world, or a hobbit tasked with the impossible thing of destroying a fabled ring. You know these heroes–they are the every day Joes who become the hero that we, the audience, always knew they were. But just because it’s a “love” book doesn’t mean there isn’t more to it than that. I could point out annual sales of romances novels total somewhere around $1.08 billion dollars. Not bad for a love book, huh? (More statistics here and here.) My books usually have the same theme: good vs. evil, family, loyalty, honor. I love those unlikely hero stories, stories with the every day Joe who becomes the hero of the world. The little guy who turns out to be way more important than he ever thought he would be. I’m also really fond of quest stories. Pick…

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My Sexy Holidays @MySexySaturday #MSS168

Welcome to another week of My Sexy Saturday. Today’s theme: My Sexy Holidays. I’m posting a snippet from my holiday book, HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE LATTE, part of the Coffee House Chronicles. Enjoy! “Good morning. I was hoping I’d see you again.” There was an intensity to his deep voice that made all her nerve-endings sing. She was certain he could hear the loud patter of her pulse. How could he elicit such a response in such a short amount of time? “I’m afraid my friend couldn’t come along so it’s just me.” “Coffee is still on the house,” he said, that boyish grin in place. He motioned her toward the counter to take her order. She slipped by him, making sure she brushed ever-so-slightly against him to tease him a little. This was the calm before the storm. This was the build-up. Whatever came after would be explosive. She knew it. As she passed by him, she heard the soft intake of his breath. Perhaps he inhaled sharply to take in her scent she’d so carefully crafted. Or perhaps he really was surprised by the way she moved so close to him. Either way, Lilly enjoyed the reaction. She gave him a flirty grin. Lilly placed her order with the barista but David made sure it was on the house despite the card he’d given her yesterday which only allowed for ten percent off. True to his word.

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SFF Mega Promo at #Instafreebie!

Do you love Science Fiction/Fantasy books? Check out this incredible SFF mega promo this week hosted by Dean F. Wilson! You can get a ton of free science fiction or fantasy books FREE this week from now until November 20. I’m excited to be a part of this incredible promo opportunity. Right now you can get In the Tower of the Wizard King FREE. This will be your last chance this year to get it for nada so head on over by using the button below to check out all the great books (and mine!).

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