The perfect recipe for Romance…

Jane Lark’s gorgeous new romance, Just for the Rush, is out now (https://t.co/u7zMyXIdP4) and lovely Jane has written a fun recipe for love…   First introduce the restless woman who is looking for something much more than she has Throw in the perfect looking bad guy, with a wicked streak and a thirst for things that make his heart pound Mix it up with a time of year when every body wants to be with somebody Give him a motorbike and leathers Take it off to a beautiful backdrop with picture postcard views of high hills, broad lakes and gnarly woods Insert an isolated cottage Then dress the room with a roaring fire in a glowing log burner Finally, just add champagne But what happens when…

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What Readers Want – Lynne Drew’s View on the Trends in Women’s Fiction

The brilliant Lynne Drew, publisher of amazing women’s fiction, is here to give us her view on the hottest trends in commercial fiction at the moment.  #Romance15  OH if only I had a pound for every time someone asks about industry trends. And if only it were that simple – pick what everyone wants and you’d have a bestseller. However, here are a few thoughts … Gone Girl keeps running and running. There’s no let-up in appetite for the domestic thriller – the novel that peers behind the net curtain of married life to see what’s really going on. These novels aren’t traditional crime novels, hinging on detection or motive, and nor do they always feature police investigations. They’re psychological and the appeal lies in…

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A Romance Rookie’s Guide to Heat Levels

While I only write in one romance sub-genre, romantic comedy, I know there are lots of other categories that fall under the love umbrella. Which makes sense, since you really can’t put matters of the heart into one catch-all category.  But since I’m relatively new at this romantic fiction thing, I’ve come to learn there is all sorts of stuff I didn’t know about the genre. Many things are self explanatory. I mean, the average reader can assume that a paranormal romance involves a character with special powers, ranging from mind reading to the ability to unhook a bra strap telekinetically. And sci-fi romance could involve an alien and infinite possibilities of hookups between humans and extraterrestrials, leading to the fictional “no hybrid left behind”…

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