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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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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