Sex and Romance Part Two: Steamy or Erotic?

In a previous blog post, I defined romance as follows: Romance as a genre is any story where the relationship between two (or sometimes more) characters is central to the plot and structure. If your story is structured… Read More

Sex and Romance Part One

If a romance focuses on two people (or more) falling in love, does that mean all romances must have sex? Of course not. For one thing, not everyone in the world wants to have sex, even if they… Read More

What Makes a Romance Novel?

First of all, let me come right out and say that no genre should be disparaged for existing. Many people look down on romance as though it is worthless or “too formulaic.” One of my favorite quotes upholding… Read More

Essential Magic Blog Tour

Essential Magic releases in less than a week! To celebrate the release, I’m going on tour! I will be visiting various blogs all next week. Here on my blog, I’ll be posting a series on sex and romance,… Read More

My Indie Publishing Story

When I first started writing, I assumed my career would follow the path that was common at that time (the 90s-now I’ve dated myself!). I would try to find an agent or hope my work made it through… Read More

Altering the Victorian Era with Magic

One of the most interesting parts of the process of creating an alternate history is the research. I’ve already written a post with a list of my research materials for the Fay of Skye series (and I’ve pinned… Read More

Essential Magic

eBook retailers: Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Nook Print retailers: Amazon | CreateSpace Essential Magic – The Fay of Skye, Book One A woman driven to excel. A man ashamed of his past. A desire that could lead… Read More

Research

A writer’s relationship to research is very personal. Some people try to avoid it at all costs. Some spend too much time falling down interesting rabbit holes. I’m on the rabbit-hole end of the spectrum, but I do… Read More

Adventures in Fiction

I’ve always known that I wanted to be a writer, but when I was six years old, it never occurred to me that writing would be hard work. I’ve been plugging away for years now, and have several… Read More