Book Titles, House-Buying, and Pizza

Last month, I started working on my third book in the Love and Work series. The writing is coming along, but it’s been slower than I’d like. For good reason, though… We’re buying a house. Yay! The search took about four months, and we visited about sixty houses. After a certain amount of time, theContinue reading “Book Titles, House-Buying, and Pizza”

Ryan Gosling for Christmas?

In my new whimsical holiday romance novel, Santa Bring Me a Ryan, Jules Carmichael asks Santa to bring her a Ryan for Christmas, as in Ryan Gosling or Ryan Reynolds. She’s single and has been unlucky in love, especially during the holidays. Jules realizes that Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds are a little bit busy.Continue reading “Ryan Gosling for Christmas?”

Santa Bring Me a Ryan, Available Now

Santa Bring Me a Ryan is available now, and I’m so excited to introduce Jules Carmichael to you. She’s likable, relatable, and not about to let any Scrooge behavior come between her and her Christmas wish. Described as a “whimsical holiday romp,” Santa Bring Me a Ryan is a fun escape for the hectic holidayContinue reading “Santa Bring Me a Ryan, Available Now”

Coming Soon, Santa Bring Me a Ryan

  Earlier this year, I decided to start writing something a little different. A holiday romance novel. I wanted it to be fun—a light-hearted love story with rom-com movie flair, like my novella Fake It Til She Makes It. I wondered: what will the female main character’s goal be? Maybe she’ll want something for Christmas? RyanContinue reading “Coming Soon, Santa Bring Me a Ryan”

Fake It Til She Makes It, an Excerpt

Have you ever gone to a company weekend retreat with your ex-boyfriend and acted like you were still in a relationship? Nope. Me, neither. That’s what makes fiction so fun: we can read the what-if’s without the real-life commitment and drama. Fake It Til She Makes It, a romantic comedy novella, will be available on AmazonContinue reading “Fake It Til She Makes It, an Excerpt”

Coming Soon, Fake It Til She Makes It

Soon I’ll be introducing my debut book, Fake It Til She Makes It, a novella about 140 pages long. I like to call it a #FFFRomance: Funny, Fast-Paced, Fun Romantic Comedy. An ex-boyfriend. A fake relationship. A company weekend retreat. What can possibly go wrong? Jacob wants to make amends… Five years ago, Jacob LancasterContinue reading “Coming Soon, Fake It Til She Makes It”

Why Do Romance Readers Like Bad Boys?

From bikers to billionaires to heartbreakers, bad boy personalities range the spectrum for many romance novels. Readers gobble up their antics in books, delight in tattoo sleeves on book covers, and revel when he gets the girl. Readers devour it all. Why is that? Why are novels with bad boys so intriguing? I blame JaneContinue reading “Why Do Romance Readers Like Bad Boys?”

Will There Be a “Crazy Rich Asians Movie” Effect for Romance Novels?

At the end of 2017, BookBub released a list of the 32 biggest book-to-movie adaptations scheduled for 2018. Only four of the movies named are based on novels with a central romantic element: Fifty Shades Freed by E L James Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 38% (Tomatometer: 12%) Released in Theaters: Feb. 9, 2018 Box Office Total: $95,599,460*Continue reading “Will There Be a “Crazy Rich Asians Movie” Effect for Romance Novels?”

Who Reads Romance Novels and Why?

When you write a book, they say that you should learn who your audience is. Since I mainly work on romance novels, it was easy for me to deduce that the audience is mostly female. But what else is there to know? The Romance Writers of America cites some great statistics, but here’s what itContinue reading “Who Reads Romance Novels and Why?”