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”
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”
For me, great romance novel heroes are more than just sexy. Don’t get me wrong. Sexy can drive an entire story. LOL But when the hero has more to offer than just a beautiful face and body, it’s easier to fall in love, you know? I may be crazy, but I want to fall in love with every hero. Otherwise what are book boyfriends for? Continue reading “Sexy is an important trait in a man. But kind and sexy, that’s a powerful combination”
I need a little humor with my romance. Not too much – this isn’t a comedy – just enough to keep things interesting, you know? Life is funny, after all. Good fiction reflects life. So, romance novels should be many things: humorous, smart, sexy, hard, soft, and everything in between. Romance novels are no different. As a romance reader and a romance writer, I need the spice to keep my attention. Don’t you? Continue reading “When it comes to romance novels, keep it sexy, keep it moving, and a few laughs in between action scenes won’t hurt”
Often all a hero and heroine need is a little push to kick things off. It could be a naturally seductive atmosphere. Maybe it’s forced or unusual proximity. Or, it could be a helpful nudge from the supporting characters. Maybe it’s all of the above. For a strong woman like Sinna who’s secretly lusting after a handsome younger man who’s also her client, a few shots of soju are as dangerous as they are powerful when it comes to advancing a forbidden romantic story… Continue reading “Soju can loosen even the most disciplined woman’s control”