Romance is all about finding that special someone and
discovering why they are that special
someone. It takes quite a bit to write
about romance. When writing “Once
upon a Fairytale Princess,” I found myself recalling the worst relationships
I ever had, trudging through the worst dates, and even reliving (gasp) the
worst lovers I’d been with. This makes
writing romance more than researching affairs of the heart. It’s a retelling how you reacted in a similar
situation and how your character would react now.
the heroines are always simpering willows who cry on every other page or the
man-hating, never-fall-in-love-again characters who are so acerbic that, as a
reader, you have no interest in hearing her side of the story. It is hard to find that balance when it comes
to emotions but it is best to use yourself as an example. We have all been heart-broken before; sitting
on your bed with a large pizza, bag of chocolates and a box of Kleenex next to
you as you cry. Fast forward ten minutes
and you are no longer crying instead, you are wishing death upon the man who
hurt you. An hour later, you are
watching TV or perhaps have fallen asleep or you may be out on the town with
and forth, and while it can be the most devastating thing at the time, using
that personal experience is what makes a good romance even better.
balance is the key. My erotic fairytales
collection, “Fairytale Flirtations” ranges from sex in a crowded ballroom, to a
private bedroom, and a nightclub bathroom.
The sex scenes should complement not only the book, but also the
characters and their personalities. A
librarian should not become a dominatrix unless that is a part of the
story. And that can work—in the right
kind of story.
romantic, it has to be more than just sex; there has to be that element of the
heart in the scene to make it romantic and believable. It might be easier for a woman to write in
this genre because we know what appeals to other women, but men can be just as
successful. Weaving a good story filled
with romance, drama, conflict and the requisite happy ending can make for an
excellent novel regardless of the gender of the author.
both West Indian and African ancestry, she was exposed to the shadowy world of
the supernatural at a young age. She was blessed with a mother that knew the
importance of a good ghost story making her fascinated by anything that goes
bump in the night. Adrianna is obsessed with werewolves, vampires and demons,
A Marine Biology teacher by day, she is still intrigued by the weird and
the unusual. Currently, she has 10 books on Amazon and has challenged herself
to write one full novel per month this year, although she admits she is ready
to throw in the towel. Almost.