All Blog Posts Tagged 'romance' (90)

Perfect Date?!

A perfect date...oh my word.

Sounds like a lot of pressure, honestly.

I've come to realize that perfection is an impossible standard for this mere mortal. I actually attempted a romantic getaway with Wolf, the hubby last month.

It didn't go well. If you want all the gory (albeit funny) details, including stockings becoming slouch socks, you can read it here.




Added by Melissa "The Imp" C on February 7, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Lego Alert! Fifty Shades of...Brick?

You've all seen the movie trailer but have you caught...the Lego version????

I eat, sleep, breathe and step all over Legos on a DAILY!! I need to wear slippers to protect my feet from those tiny plastic pieces which have drawn blood more than a couple of times.

Then I came upon this trailer and thought it'd be apropos to share with you all, you know, since I'm a romance author as well as a mom to a bunch of little Lego master builders. =)

Happy Friday!!…


Added by Kristen Luciani on February 6, 2015 at 12:10pm — No Comments

20 Unique and Affordable Valentine's Day Date Ideas for Adults w/ LINK UP!!

1. Have a picnic. Is it too cold outside? Just lay a blanket out on the living room floor.

2. Have a classic romance movie marathon on Netflix.…

Added by Hollie Ramsey on January 26, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

DIY *AMOROUS* Dice Game for couples

Pre-made sexy dice can be found in pretty much every adult or novelty store. They're usually given as gag gifts at bridal showers but can actual come in handy when you want to…

Added by Hollie Ramsey on January 20, 2015 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Reconsidering Our Vows


Wedding Vows, Photo Courtesy: …

Added by April Treacy on January 16, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle

In this darkly comedic road trip novel, seventeen year-old Vivian Apple returns home after the alleged “Rapture” to find her devout parents gone and two mysterious holes in the roof. Vivian never believed in the Rapture, or the uber powerful Church of America. Now that she has been left behind, Vivian’s quest for the truth begins. Find out more at…


Added by Sheila English on January 13, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

I AM...The Idea Mama

You know the moment when inspiration strikes. The whole EUREKA's incredible, isn't it?

And do you know what's even better?…


Added by Kristen Luciani on December 1, 2014 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘The Love List’ by Jennifer Conner, Sharon Kleve, Angela Ford, and Joanne Jaytanie

If you’re a fan of romance stories, this holiday season treat yourself to The Love List, a series of interconnected stories about four best friends who come up with an unusual plan — the “love list” — to find romance and how they find true love in a small town. To put it simply, each drops a name of a nice guy their friends may like into a basket,…


Added by Mayra Calvani on November 6, 2014 at 6:44am — No Comments

I Want A New Drug

Some people say you should write what you know. It makes sense, doesn’t it? After all, you can deliver a more compelling story if you’re familiar with the subject.

My editor told me from day one to expand out of my comfort zone and do just the opposite.

When I wrote Unlikely Venture, I had a storyline in my head. Okay, that's not exactly true. I had about a HUNDRED stories in my head before landing on the ONE, and even then I flip-flopped around until I landed on the…


Added by Kristen Luciani on October 29, 2014 at 8:32pm — No Comments

How To Make The Lust Last

Kevin Hale, partner of Y Combinator and founder of Wufoo, recently gave a fab presentation at Stanford as part of the "How To Start a Startup" course. I LOVE these sessions. It's so great to gain perspective from those who've been successful putting their lessons into…


Added by Kristen Luciani on October 24, 2014 at 9:11am — No Comments

When the Drum Major Died by Anjuelle Floyd

A fascinating story.

When I started reading this book, the first thoughts which came into my mind were that, it’s amazing how ignorant one can be, about events which happened in your own…


Added by Susan Keefe on August 13, 2014 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Another Spring by John Needham


About the Book: An un-named black girl finds awakening of love in her barren life. A young girl samples a first kiss with a young man after having a fright at the seaside in 1924. Two couples go through the hopes and anxieties of child adoption, finding they have…


Added by Susan Keefe on July 11, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘A Very Good Life’ by Lynn Steward

A Very Good Life is the first book in an exciting new series by successful business woman now author Lynn Steward.

In this story, which crosses over from the literary to women’s fiction to romance, Steward takes us to 1970s Manhattan, home of the sophisticated and the elite. There, we meet Dana McGarry.

Dana has everything — a successful job…


Added by Mayra Calvani on May 3, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments

First Chapter Reveal: A Very Good Life, by Lynn Steward

Title:  A Very Good Life

Genre:  Literary Fiction

Author:  Lynn Steward


Publisher:  CreateSpace

Purchase on …


Added by Mayra Calvani on April 30, 2014 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Review of ‘Mind Games,’ by Christine Amsden

Mind Games is the much awaited third installment in the new adult mystery series, Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective. Talented author Christine Amsden keeps delivering a great story filled with interesting characters, romance, mystery, and the paranormal, lots of it.
In this episode, Cassie still doesn’t know why Evan broke her heart…

Added by Mayra Calvani on April 17, 2014 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

Through These Doors - The Manoir at Bout L'Abbé by Diane Condon-Boutier

A fascinating story.


About the book: If these old walls could talk, would you listen? When a house has a story to tell, historical events to relate and lives to share, it should be given a voice; especially when the house is French and possesses a certain “je ne sais quoi”.

“Through These Doors: the Manoir at Bout L’Abbé” tells of the German occupation of Normandy…


Added by Susan Keefe on February 20, 2014 at 11:01am — No Comments

Spice Up Your Sex Life

Do you feel like the passion has dimmed in your relationship?  Here are some steps on how to spice up your sex life fast and furiously.

Remember when "date night" was just dinner?  Maybe there was candlelight, flowers and restaurant reservations too.  But if you have little ones…


Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on January 30, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Knight Blindness’ by Chris Karlsen (time-travel romance)

Knight Blindness is the third installment in Karlsen’s The Knights in Time series. I have read the first two books and, as always, the author doesn’t disappoint.

The story begins at the Battle of Poitiers, France, in 1356. English knight Stephen Palmer charges into battle when he is…


Added by Mayra Calvani on January 22, 2014 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Bella...A French Life by Marilyn Z. Tomlins

A wonderful story.

About the book:

An Evocative French Love Story.

Men leave, says Bella.

There is Jean-Louis - French, a successful Paris lawyer and wealthy, elegant and a good-looker, but…


Added by Susan Keefe on January 8, 2014 at 7:52am — No Comments

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