Valentine’s Day is about remembering your loved ones and telling them you love them. Here are some Romantic Quotes from my all-time favorite movies. Plus, I’ve included Romantic Quotes from Yours Ever After Authors’ books. If any or all of them entice you to buy one of their books, click on the menu above, find the author(s) of interest, and it’ll take you to their page where you can find their respective links. 💞Romantic Quotes from Movies 💞 “Choose me. Marry me. Let me ma
Confession: Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I know, call me cheesy, but I simply adore all things heart, the color red and showing appreciation in general. Do you exchange gifts with your significant other? Check out my top three ideas for you to please the special person in your life: Mancrates - These things are amazing! Whether your guy is into cars or barbecue, you’ll find great ideas that fit almost every taste. I particularly love their practical project
With the chaos of the holidays behind me and nothing but months of terrifying wind chills and freezing temperatures ahead, I’ve decided it’s time to dig into my overflowing to-be-read pile. Do you have one too? A precariously perched stack of paperbacks sitting on the nightstand that’s accumulated over the past year? Mine has overflowed onto the ground beside the bed, built up from attending romance writer’s conventions and book fairs where it’s so easy to slip “just one more
Merriam-Webster defines the word trope as “A common or overused theme or device: Cliché.” As unflattering as that makes tropes sound, they still manage to thrive in contemporary romance. Why do tropes work so well in romance novels? Well, most voracious romance readers, like me, LOVE reading them. We know what to expect when we dive into trope-filled romances. They are familiar and fun. They also often satisfy a particular desire or fantasy that we are hoping to experience wi
Need the perfect gift to give your friends--and yourself--this season? Look no further: Christmas romance books, featuring holiday love stories which will warm your heart. With their pretty snowfall scenes, trimmed trees, and stories of people opening their hearts to one another, these romances will surely put you in the mood for the season. Make a cup of tea, put on your favorite pajama pants, and find your coziest blanket. With these Christmas romance novels you’ll be hopin
In Forbidden Boss, a super sexy contemporary romance, the heroine, Crystal, works for a hot Brazilian boss. She’s smart, snarky, and doesn’t let him get away with things like most people around him. They share a good chemistry, but they’re boss/employee and nothing more. Until… he has to visit a couples’ only resort in Brazil and summons her to go with him as his fake girlfriend so he can scout the place to decide if he’ll invest on it. Since she needs a date to attend a drea
by Tara L. Ames This holiday season, let’s not forget our brave men and women in the service or our courageous veterans. I thought this blog would be appropriate since on December 7, 1941, the United States suffered a horrible loss of human life at Pearl Harbor—A day that will go down in infamy, President Theodore Roosevelt. One way, I have remembered was by participating in THE HERO’S JOURNEY HOME, an anthology featuring six heartfelt stories that will make you laugh one min
Nothing can turn around my day and attitude like reading a story that makes me laugh. I love writing romantic comedies because I love reading them. I’m a sucker for injecting a shot of hilarity in my stressful daily routine, but not so long ago romantic comedy novels (sometimes called Chick Lit) got a bad rap. Some would say deservedly so—and I’m enough of a book snob to agree. Rom-coms fell into a major rut. I mean, I like shopping and shoes as much as the next person rom-co
Do you have a romance author on your list this holiday season? If so, lucky you! Romance authors are so incredibly easy to buy for...just gift them a gift card to their favorite bookstore and you'll be in their good graces until next year! But if you're like me, as much as I love receiving gift cards, I feel like they're so impersonal to give. So if you'd like something a little more unique, here are some gift ideas for the romance author on your list: StoriArts: https://stor
If you have been reading romance novels for many years (like I have), I’m guessing you’ve encountered a few high-brow, hoity-toity reactions to your preferred reading material. It goes something like this: “Oh, you like reading those trashy novels… Don’t you find them to be overly predictable?” Umm, no. The only predictable thing about a fantastic romance novel is that we will be rewarded at the end with a marvelous happily ever after (HEA). Escaping into a book that puts bel
I’m working on extending my Big City Billionaire Series next year so I thought I’d check in with someone whose series keeps going from strength to strength. This week we chat with USA Today and award winning writer Tracey Alvarez about her tips on writing a successful series. Happy reading, xx Michele and the Yours Ever After team. 1. A series needs a story idea that spans over many books. How do you check in with your original idea to make sure it is big enough? When do you
I always look forward to the holidays. There’s something about sipping a hot cup of cocoa and watching movies on the Hallmark channel, or listening to Christmas carols while trimming the tree that fills me up with tinsely cheer. It’s also one of my favorite times of year for reading. With the fireplace burning the yule log (or even just the fake flames from the electric plug in unit), I love to snuggle up under a hand-knit afghan and devour a tasty holiday romance. Who’s with
Fifteen Contemporary Romances that had Hot Sexy Men to love by Victoria Pinder Winter is coming or so they say. So to stay warm on these cold nights, I wanted to talk about my recent list of hot heroes. Some of these are my friends books and some of the authors who always inspire me. If you’ve not read these then I recommend you start NOW! Before I start my list, I want to mention my Hidden Michael that I wrote last month, stared a bit of a tortured hero who is out for reveng
Super Sweet to Sizzling Hot, Heat Levels Defined in Romance by Tara L. Ames According to Romance Writers of America, (RWA), romance is a billion-dollar industry and still leads the market in sales compared to all other genres. Readers want to escape for a while and be swept away to that wonderful world of fiction, whether it’s a sweet love story or an erotic romantic adventure. That’s the beauty of books, there is something out there for everyone. And that includes varying de
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