Book Review: Twelfth Night Secrets

Twelfth Night SecretsTwelfth Night Secrets by Jane Feather
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this historical romance. It has spies, secrets, romance and history – all things I like in my books.

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Book Review: My Wicked Little Lies

My Wicked Little Lies (Wicked Family Secrets, #2)My Wicked Little Lies by Victoria Alexander
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book because I love spies and romance. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys romance with some intrigue, twists and danger.

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8 Romance Subgenres – What’s Your Favorite?

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Romance subgenres and a few authors to try within that subgenre:

  • Historical Romance – That’s right, it’s romance that takes place in the past, most often in the American West, Medieval England and Regency England. Here are some authors to try Mary Jo PutneyAmanda QuickBeatrice Small.
  • Contemporary Romance – These take place in the present and tend toward humorous and often suspenseful. (This is my favorite romance subgenre and the type of books I like to write.) Some authors to try would be Jennifer CrusieElizabeth BevarlySusan Elizabeth Phillips.
  • Category Romance – These romances are often shorter and written in series. Some authors to try would be Suzanne BrockmannElizabeth Lowell.
  • Futuristic and Fantasy Romance – These romances are obviously written in the future or in an imaginary world. Some authors to try would be Dara JoySusan Grant.
  • Paranormal Romance – You guessed it. These romances contain vampires, ghosts or other creatures. Some authors to try would be Susan KrinardChristine Feehan.
  • Time Travel Romance – Just like the name implies, these romances involve traveling in time. Some authors to try would be  Lynn KurlandSandra Hill.
  • Gothic Romance – These are mostly romances of the past with authors such as Victoria Holt and Mary Stewart (I love these old ones!).
  • Romantic Suspense – These books generally involve plots dealing with drug dealers, smugglers and stalkers. Some authors to try would be Susan AndersonTammy HoagMelinda Leigh.

What are your favorite subgenres?

Why not try new subgenres, you’re bound to find your next Romance love. And never be afraid to try a new author, hundreds come out each month.


Book Review: Bella and the Beast

Bella and the Beast (Cinderella Sisterhood, #4)Bella and the Beast by Olivia Drake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first of the Cinderella Sisterhood series that I’ve read. I enjoyed the characters and the plotline of the romance. Bella and Miles had me rooting for them from the beginning and I couldn’t stand the opportunistic cousin and wife. I look forward to reading another and would recommend this series to others.

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Have you read this series or another one like it?

Feng Shui for Love and Romance

Use Feng Shui to increase your Romance! Here are some great tips from Cathleen McCandless.

Feng Shui that Makes Sense by Cathleen McCandless

This article is taken from my March 2018 newsletter. To read the newsletter in its entirety, please click here. 

Feng Shui is a wonderful tool for freeing up the energy in your life so things will flow more smoothly. While it (unfortunately) can’t solve all romantic woes, it can help create a more positive environment for love to grow. Whether you are single and looking for a relationship or already involved with someone, Feng Shui can help you increase the positive flow of energy for love and romance. Below are ten tips to get you started.
1. Locate the Southwest meridian point in your home.
Find the location inside your house where the Southwest meridian point intersects theouter wall of your home. If you don’t know how to do this, you’ll find easy-to-follow directions in my book,Feng Shui that Makes Sense. This is your “Love and Romance” location. The element that stimulates the energy of…

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At The Stroke of Midnight

I loved this poem. I hope you will, too.

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Even if the new year steps in quietly

Quiet as cat’s feet

I will peer back into this year

Recalling how everything became stronger

This sense of life, this sense of being

Every joy, every pain amplified

Through it all

We remained constant

Now we prepare to light a candle for the new year

Not just looking to keep things intact

But to further deepen our sense of life together


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Add A Little Scare To Your Romance

Halloween may be over, but romance is for every day.

Take a look at a post I posted on my other blog and see what books and movies will scare the romance into you 🙂 What would you add to the list?

Add A Little Scare To Your Romance

Romance & Marilyn Monroe

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“The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes – or just by staring into space.”

Marilyn Monroe

Inspirational Quote # 749

A writer’s life…

Today, You Will Write

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What Images Mean Romance To You?

Everyone has heard ‘A picture is worth a thousand words,’ well, what images say romance to you?





candles and bathtub

candles and a bath tub?

basket of flowers


What other images should we add to the list?

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