Love Between the Covers

BY JAX CASSIDY Several years ago, Kristen Painter and I were interviewed by Laurie Kahn of Blueberry Hill Productions. She was working on a powerful documentary about the romance industry called LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS. This was a fabulous way to educate the world about a multi-billion dollar industry that has not been given the credit it deserved. Of […]

Cary Grant and Grace Kelly Made Me Do it

BY MICHELLE MONKOU Showing my age, here, but remember Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in To Catch A Thief, a 1955 romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. If you’ve never seen it, try placing a request with your library. Anyway, the story takes place in the French Riviera with glorious scenes of the landscape, which […]

Write On

BY JAX CASSIDY Do you want to know the secret to being a successful writer? Ernest Hemingway said it best, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” That’s it. Yep. That’s the secret. The End. Okay, so maybe that’s not exactly all. The cold hard truth is […]

The Byronic Hero and Why Every Good Romance Novel Needs Him

BY JENNI COWBURN Think about your favorite romantic novel and the chances are it contains a strong male protagonist. If this protagonist is aloof, independent, emotionally unavailable, deeply flawed, secretive, cunning yet somehow still loving and attractive, then the chances are he is a Byronic Hero and your favorite romance novel just wouldn’t be the […]

Guatemala – Land of Eternal Spring

BY PATY JAGER Guatemala has been termed the “Land of Eternal Spring”. This is due to the fact most of the country has temperatures that range between 64-82° F and humidity is rarely a problem. The temperature does cool significantly during the night. However the coastal areas and Petén jungle lowlands are hot and humid. […]