African American Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romance Novels

Why Romance Novels Need Strong Heroines

I was kidnapped this morning, and reminded of the importance of strong, independent female heroines in romance novels. Yup, while online researching for another blog post, my attention got blindfolded, gagged, and dragged away by an advice column headline: My Husband Refuses to Give Me My Stimulus Check…What Can I Do? I admit to all sorts of devilish thoughts. GTFOH. This must be a joke. No, it’s not a joke? Okay, point the bastard out to me. A good swift kick to his tiny twin— And all that ran through my brain before I’d clicked to read. There, I discovered…

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Book Reviews, Romance Novels

Book Review: See Me

A ruthless casino developer threatens everything she holds dear, so bakery owner Kennedi Chase cooks up an unconventional plan to protect her family legacy. But why does the man she despises have to be so wickedly charming and sexy? Newly divorced Trenton Shaw’s casino project hinges on a parking lot in D.C.’s wharf district. Still battle fatigued and bitter from a bad marriage, no way will he let a little cake baker thwart him, no matter how gorgeous and tempting she is. Can Kennedy convince him his plans are not worth destroying her? Will Trenton surrender his ambitions for the…

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Book Reviews, Romance Novels

Book Review: Contract Baby

Baby Contract Layla Powell has loved Keenan Myers her entire life. So when he and his terminally ill wife ask her to carry their baby, Layla doesn’t hesitate. Not even when her best friends, mom, and boyfriend object. Is she setting herself up for even more pain? When Amy disappears, Keenen is beside himself and nothing concerns him but finding her. Not even Layla or his unborn child. Will he find her before it’s too late, and how will he go on when she’s gone forever? This book truly surprised me in a couple of ways. Choosing it from Kindle…

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Romance Authors, Romance Novels, Royal Weddings, Royalty, Writing

A Romance Author’s Royal Dilemma

In A Princess in Theory, waiter Jamal is really Prince Thabiso of Thesolo who’s come to New York in search of his runaway betrothed. At the outset, let me state I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I loved the fairy tale nature of it. I loved the romance between Naledi and Thabiso. And most especially, I loved the scenes set in the mythical kingdom of Thesolo. Which worries Liza… Sure little girl Liza loves a good royal fairy tale—real or imagined. I thrilled to Princess Diana’s wedding thirty-odd years ago. And to Kate’s thirty years later. And don’t get me started…

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