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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Elements of a romance novel

cj Sez: Hometown Heroes, A Christmas Anthology launched Dec 4 . . .
   The contemporary romance stories in Hometown Heroes are all about the magic of love, the embodiment of the Christmas season. For anyone thinking about writing a romance story, I picked up the following quote several years ago (source is long lost):
"Writing a romance novel is a creative process and far from formulaic. But romance readers pick up each and every novel with certain expectations firmly in place. To write a winning romance, you have to meet these expectations each and every time:
*         A sympathetic heroine
*         A strong, irresistible hero
*         Emotional tension
*        An interesting, believable plot
*         A happy ending"

Reviews for Hometown Heroes are streaming in…an excerpt from one lovely and long review follows…and they tell me that the anthology met romance aficionados’ expectations. Be sure and let me know what you thought.

   “All the stories are so engaging and believable- with wonderfully written plots, and well developed characters. I have read books by several of these talented authors before- but three of the authors were new to me… so I was excited to not only read the work of the authors I knew and loved, but also get an introduction to some authors who are new to me. So, settle down for some wonderful reading, which will entice you with heartfelt romance, some suspense, a bit of mystery, history, some paranormal, action, drama, adventure, and more. 

   "There is something here for everyone! I really recommend this Anthology- you won’t regret buying it! It is worth every cent of the purchase price- and by purchasing this anthology you will be helping out a charity in the process, as a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Cajun Navy Relief! #Win-Win! Thank you to all the contributing authors!”

Buy Hometown Heroes, a Christmas Anthology here: 
After you’ve read the stories, I hope you will consider writing a review. (Please and thank you.)

That’s it for this week’s post. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same.

A book is a gift that gets opened again and again and again. Here are some for your consideration:
The anthology is still available on Kindle.
Choosing Carter
Deadly Star
The Posse, a Western anthology
Pieces, a Mobile Writers Guild Anthology

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