One of my favorite narrative tricks is foreshadowing. Now, I’m a little different than some in that, I don’t need to be fooled or overly titillated in a heavy handed way to be engaged. Sometimes it’s enough for me to know there’s something brewing to want to keep reading — especially if the characters are … Continue reading Girl, watch your back with that one. She might be…
Jealousy has to be one of the most useless emotions there is. Is it even an emotion? I don’t know, and I don’t believe in it personally. But it is useful when you’re depicting a bad guy/girl in your work. Playing on a character’s green-eyed tendencies is quite versatile. It can prompt humor, action, almost … Continue reading Careful, darling. Your envy is showing
Anyone who loves romance novels probably likes tropes, cliches, those traditional story arcs that you never mind reading again and again and again. What makes them fresh is the details, the writer’s execution of the different story elements, and the strength of the characters. Villains are a romance novel staple. Sometimes it’s a real person, … Continue reading Yes, ladies. She’s the bad guy
So, they’re engaged! Tan put a ring on it, and it is a stunner. Sinna being Sinna, she admired her new bauble, pondered the up and down sides of the decision, and went right back to work. For me, that’s one of the joys of writing about real women. We can have a fabulous man … Continue reading One day he puts a ring on it, the next day, it’s back to the grind
Our hero Tan is determined to get the girl. He’s pulling out all the stops, making all the right arguments, and since he’s fine, sweet, rich and our heroine isn’t stupid, it’s on! In this week’s blog, which picks up where my last left off, XOXO, will our favorite K-pop idol get the answer he … Continue reading When there’s simply nothing else to say, but yes
Peace! I’ve been absent for a few weeks. Sorry about that. I’m doing good, just trying to downsize, and I’m living in more chaos than usual. I’ve been thinking about you though, and I’m sorry I left you hanging. Truthfully, I’m trying to finish this darn book, and it’s sooo hard to let go of! … Continue reading He really understands me…I’m in. All in.
I usually don’t like it when a man won’t take no for an answer. It’s okay in books, but in real life, it’s like give up already. If a woman musters up the courage to give you a straight no, listen. Move on. There’s too many fish in the sea, you know? But in this … Continue reading Sometimes you don’t want him to take no for an answer
Do you ever stop and think, damn. My shit’s out of order. Like, I need to get my routine together and stick to it. When I do that, I’m frickin’ gold! Right now? Yo. You see I forgot to blog last week, right? Just triflin’! Sorry about that. But I’m workin’ on it. I feel … Continue reading You ever hear your man say something so fabulous you just want to eat him?
I’ve always written about families of characters. Meaning, from one of my books to the next, you will see the some of the same supporting characters. I enjoy the continuity, and if I’m honest, I have a tendency to fall in love — or very serious like — with my characters, and I can’t bear for them to be relegated to just one story. Continue reading “When your girls are just as bad ass as you, and everyone in the world knows it”
I have an old friend, one of my oldest friends, actually, and he loves when I tell him stories from my books. He says they feel familiar, like he’s seen it in a movie, and he always shouts out the next part: “He died!” No, fool, I laughed recently. “Few people die in my books.” Though I do have some things planned… Continue reading “You take the bad with the good, but you should always push it aside for love”