Tuesday, July 17, 2012


What kind of romance do I write? Good question.

I was reading a blog post the other day that spoke about what the author was willing to write about when it comes to intimacy. This caught my attention because I don't write explicit scenes. Not only that, my characters need to be married before intimacy occurs.

Perhaps this is considered old-fashioned in this day and age. It's a personal choice and one that I'm comfortable with when it comes to writing romance.

I've struggled over what genre that makes me in the romance world. I thought it was sweet romance, but my books are too passionate for sweet romance. I like my books to be passionate without crossing certain lines.

At any rate, in the post I read, this particular author called her books, "fade to black" books. I like that. I think that is what I'll call my books from now on.


No more details. The bedroom door just closed.

I LOVE romance. I just don't want to read or write about the details of intimacy. Personally, I feel that many more women would enjoy romance novels if they knew they didn't need to worry about suddenly stumbling across a detailed bedroom scene. Too often romance is confused with sex. I want to read about romance, not sex. Too often, I read a so-called romance novel, and there is no romance whatsoever, only sex. NOT ROMANTIC. I know what you're thinking. Sex is a part of romance. So true. But, again, I don't want to read or write about the details.


Use your imagination and fill in the blanks!!!

Fade to black romance is what you'll find in my books.

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  1. Wow, I love to hear authors who have old fashioned values when it comes to intimacy. All too often I give up on reading books or avoid "hype" books because of the over the top details, etc.

    1. Thank you so much, Heather. I appreciate hearing that others feel the same as I do. Thanks for your comment.