BY CHERYL BOLEN
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One of the questions I’ve been asked most since my first book was published in 1997 is how many hours a day do I write. It used to depend on the deadline specified in my contract. When racing toward a deadline (and more advance monies released), I would write six or seven days a week, eight hours a day. I have turned in every contracted book before my deadline.
BY ANNE CLEELAND
Although opinions may vary, a list of the best romances of all time would probably include these four stories near the top: Pride and Prejudice, Outlander, Jane Eyre, and Twilight.
What do these stories have in common? The heroine has a Deplorable Relative as well as a Scheming Rival. But that’s not all; the heroine also has a Kind Friend to confide in, a Despicable Villain to best, and at least one acquaintance who seems impossibly good.
BY SHARON CRAMER
Hello. My name is Sharon. I am an author, and I get love-hate mail. It’s okay. I deserve it. These people have something in common with me; we share something. We have perfectly broken hearts, even if just for the moment. And so they send the mail, and I love them for it.
Be careful now, for I am not speaking of the slighted, sophomoric love of yesteryears or the one who got away. It is not a photo crush or midsummer’s falling in lust. No—what I am talking about is a love much different from any of these. It is very rare, something most of us never catch a glimpse of.
BY ELLA QUINN
I’m very excited to be back on Romance Divas. Today I want to talk about sex. Specifically sex during the Regency era. But wait you cry out, Jane Austen didn’t discuss sex, nor did Georgette Heyer! Well yes, but they both alluded to it in most of their books.
Just because both authors wrote during a time where if they’d written about sex, they wouldn’t have been published, didn’t mean no one was engaging. Heyer mentions it more than Austen. For example in her book, Venetia, she gives you Rake Demeral. A man so dissolute that he’s scandalized the neighborhood by having orgies.