Happy To Have An Addiction

Good morning! Thank you for having me today at My Book Addiction and More. I certainly have a book addiction and I’m quite happy about that.

You know I love being a writer and more than that, I love being a romance author. I’ve never wanted to write any other kind of books. They are my favorite books to read.

I realize that every writer has a different way to develop the relationship between the hero and heroine in order to get them to that happily-ever-after at the end of the story.  Some authors plan out the development from start to finish and they know exactly everything that will happen between the hero and heroine before they write the first word of the book. Others allow the relationship to grow spontaneously from the start and never write a word of synopsis or plan any of the story in advance.  When I think about these two strategies concerning my books, I realize that most of the time I actually do a little of both.

        I always start by writing a short master plan, which is actually my synopsis. The biggest part of my synopsis is the development of the romance.  Writing a synopsis allows me the time to think through the major events in the hero and heroine’s relationship.  To me those major events are the meeting, the first love scene, the break up, and then the makeup.  Everything that comes between the meeting and the makeup is what I like to call the courtship.

        To me the courtship of the relationship is the part that is spontaneous as I write and it’s my favorite part to write.  That is what I allow to grow and develop as I write the story, and sometimes, I’m astounded at what comes up during the courtship of my stories.  Take for instance, in my May book A Gentleman Says “I Do”, I had no idea when I wrote the synopsis that the heroine would follow the hero to a brothel, that the poem “roses are red violets are blue” would play a big role in the story, or that the heroine would have a delightfully tipsy aunt to watch over. Those are the kinds of things that aren’t needed for a synopsis but they are the kind of surprises that really make me happy to be a writer when I come up with them and they turn out to be such wonderful additions to the story.

        I hope you will check out my new book A Gentleman Says “I Do” which is on sale now at your favorite local or online bookstore. Here’s a short synopsis of the story to enjoy:

Iverson Brentwood has finally met his match. Catalina Crisp heats his blood like no other lady.  Her alluring countenance has stopped him dead in his tracks. But no matter how attracted he is to her, he can’t give into his desire to possess her in every way… she is the daughter of the man he’s sworn to destroy.

        Catalina’s father is a well-known writer, but he’s a wastrel whose disappearances continuously put them close to destitution.  Something drastic must change, so it is with quill in hand, that Catalina completes her father’s latest parody of Iverson and Matson Brentwood’s spectacular arrival in London.  When the story hits the newsprint, a darkly handsome man is at her door, looking for her father.

Seeing the dashing rogue in the flesh, for a bewildering moment dallying with the rake seems like the perfect fictional escape—and it’s all she can do not to give into the madness of the intriguing man.

I hope you’ll pick up a copy of A Gentleman Says “I Do”.

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The Rogues’ Dynasty #5
 Mass Market Paperback Sourcebooks, Inc.
 ISBN-10: 1402239769
 ISBN-13: 9781-402239762




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  1. I had to laugh at the "delightfully tipsy aunt" that watches over her.This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.


  2. I agree with Joanne B above. I have a feeling that aunt is going to bring a lot of humor to the story. Both of them each wanting the other so enormously and denying themselves will make for a very interesting read too! Can't wait to add this story to my collection.

  3. Hello Joanne and Leah,

    I think you will love Auntie Elle–which is short for Eloisa Lucinda. She is delightful. I wrote in another blog how my favorite scene in the book is when Aunt Elle is at a party and has a bit too much to drink and Iverson has to save her from a bad situation and take her home. It was very touching.

    I hope you enjoy it and thank you for commenting!


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