Korean K-pop idols are special. They’re usually talented, gorgeous, their lives are extremely regulated and regimented, and they’re often not allowed to date until they’re older and more established. Even then, it’s not uncommon for a girlfriend or boyfriend to go over very badly with their fans. It spoils the illusion that the idol lives only for them. Many choose to hide their relationships, which comes with its own risks and angst. Continue reading “You’re an Idol. You Date Me, There Will Be Problems”
I’m a super practical person. Which would seem to be at odds with my love for romantic things, but for me, intermingling the two makes perfect sense. If a man really wants to build a great relationship with you, he should think of the practical. After all, getting those necessary things out of the way leaves the field clear for all the loving and other non essential essentials, if you know what I mean. Continue reading “Practicality and lovemaking, always the two shall mix”
Guess what? I just got back from Seoul! Yup. I actually went to the place featured in my upcoming series. I’ve wanted to go for a while now, but I’m not a frequent traveler, and it’s not exactly around the way. But I enjoyed the trip. Korean Air was the best airlines experience I’ve ever had, and I was super prepared: compression socks, neck pillow, wet wipes, face mist, face towelettes, I was ready! Continue reading “Back story, research trips, and my visit to Seoul, South Korea”
I’ve always loved romance novels. Like, literally always, LOL. I’ve been reading them since before I fully understood what was happening in the love scenes.
I started reading Harlequin Presents. You’ve probably seen one or two of those old school white paperbacks with the circle in the middle bearing the hero and heroine’s picture? Those formula romance tales cemented my love for a good romantic tale. But in order for the story to resonate, the characters have to be fully formed. They can’t just fuck. Continue reading “You know it’s love when you want to know more and more about him. Then when you find out, it’s still not enough”
The first few weeks and months of a relationship are full of big reveals. You’re finding out who your new or prospective lover is, and this time of discovery can be heady and occasionally unbelievable. In this unedited snippet from my latest WIP – which picks up where last week’s blog left off – Sinna finds out something extraordinary about our idol hero Tan. Continue reading “Sinna: How on the climate imperiled Earth is that possible for a man who looks, sounds and walks like you?”
When a man wants you he will do whatever it takes to get you. He’ll chat, answer questions, negotiate, be persuasive, spend money, all that good stuff. In this unedited snippet from my latest WIP – which picks up where last week’s left off – Tan comes straight to the point while on his first date with Sinna, and can I say, he came to play no games. Continue reading “When a man really wants you, there’s nothing he won’t do or say to win you”
There’s a fine line between too much and just enough detail. I love giving the reader a taste of the environment the main characters play in. In my latest WIP, behind the scenes imagery on what it’s like to work with a K-pop group informs the hero and heroine’s behavior and the angst that keeps them apart. Of course, it’s total fiction, but I’ve no doubt you guys will tell me if my tale rings true or false. LOL It’s almost too bad I’m planning to publish this before my upcoming trip to Seoul… Continue reading “There’s something sexy about a man who comes straight to the point – I want you”