Tag Archives: Contemporary Romance

The Right Way To Start Your Romance Novel


Spoiler Alert: There is no right way to begin a story. There are just too many variables that come into play for there to be one right way. In the end it’s up to you to decide what works best … Continue reading

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The 2016 Golden Heart Finalists


Ever since I heard about Romance Writers of America I knew it was where I needed to be if I wanted to be serious about my writing career and so I joined as soon as I could. When I learned … Continue reading

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The Best Romance Audio Books


The best audiobook I ever listened to happened to be my first and only (to date) romance audiobook. Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning (Book #4 in the Fever Series) Narrated by Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante I had just finished … Continue reading

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What Are The Most Popular Sub Genres in Romance & How Do They Compare?


Most people who have not been lucky enough to read a romance book think that all romance books are the same. Of course, those of us who actually read and enjoy romance know that this genre is vast and varied. … Continue reading

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Who The Heck Fills These Things Out?


Hello everyone, I thought I would give you a sneak peek into” Love in Sioux Falls”¬†(my current WIP) . Let’s get to know Kristen. She is our sassy curvy New Yorker who happens to be the heroine of the story. … Continue reading

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Is it Happily ever After or not??


I’m stuck in revision process #1 because I have a story that I wanted to write but it isn’t quite following the guidelines of what a Contemporary Romance novel should be. Basically, I need to have a Happy Ending and, … Continue reading

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2014 RITA Finalists


Congratulations to all the ladies who have become finalists in the 2014 RITA competition! I love following the RITA awards. I feel it is always a great representation of current¬†trends in the romance genre and it helps us see which … Continue reading

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The Ultimate List of Romance Blogs on WordPress


I love connecting with fellow authors, writers, readers, and industry leaders in my genre. I’ve learned so much from those I have found, that I’m always on the look out for more people to connect with. If you are new … Continue reading

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2013 RITA Winners


After reading through countless articles and books on how to be a successful writer, I noticed that many had the same tip: Read everything you can get your hands on. Read books in your genre, read books outside of your … Continue reading

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7 Questions You Should Ask About Your Genre


Question #1: What do I want to write? After that fateful night where I filled out that character development worksheet and realized what I wanted to do for the rest of my current existence, I knew what kind of book … Continue reading

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