passionate romance

January 28, 2010

Hot Romance Stories

Winter continues its bipolar grip on the south with days of warmth weaving in and out with days of frigid cold. So what’s a girl to do when the weather twists into the arctic winds? A comfortable chair in the living room, wrapped in an afghan from my grandmother and warming myself by the fires of hot romance stories is the perfect solution. So what hot romance will be fanning the flames this spring? Not all of the following are available yet, but you should have plenty of fuel to pick up from now until March. Hot Romance Stories that […]
September 18, 2009

Angst for the Memories

In German and Dutch, angst means fear or anxiety. In English, angst has come to mean emotional strife. It is most keenly associated with teenagers (teenage angst). But angst itself is a powerful motivator in fiction whether we are talking about teenagers, adults, fantasy or romance. For a writer, angst is the obstacle to be overcome in their hero or heroine’s journey. For the reader, angst generates empathy and sympathy. You want the characters you are rooting for to overcome their angst whether it is coming from an internal or external source. In the Buffy episode Lover’s Walk, all the […]
August 28, 2009

Guest Blog: How Hot Is Hot?

As the summer winds down, an issue that seems to keep erupting for me in weather and reading choices is How hot is hot? First of all, the overall romance market is hot. The area of romance fiction generated $1.375 billion in U.S. sales in 2007, a five percent increase over 2006, making it the biggest fiction publishing category for that year, according to Business of Consumer Book Publishing. A recent article in The New York Times reported that Harlequin Enterprises had fourth-quarter earnings in 2008 that were up 32 percent over the same period a year ago. That’s hot! […]
July 2, 2009

Romantic Comedy Passion

The romantic comedy is truly a treasure in films and in literature. It takes the idea of man and woman falling in love, adds obstacles, humor and mishaps to create a story that will make you laugh and cry, over and over again. As I sat down to write today’s passionate love stories, I found myself torn between so many different fantastic movies: romantic comedies all of them. I was able to find clips for some and not for others. But I invite you to pull up a chair, kick back and enjoy these wonderful, romantic comedy couples and the […]