I sat down with Brenda Whiteside to talk writing, love and her new book, The Power of Love and Murder!
Brockmann is an expert storyteller with remarkable skill at weaving several seemingly-incongruous narratives into a single story arc, and she creates unique and deeply human characters that it is a true pleasure to read about. I have only one problem with these books and it’s not Brockmann’s fault. They’re dated.
Romance novels create a utopian relationship, critics often squawk. There aren’t any real men like this. Every reader or writer of the genre has heard the refrain in some way, shape or form and there’s a reason for that. It’s called sexism.
Romance has a problem with men. Make no mistake, this is a feminist issue and, like questions of diversity in age, race and sexual orientation, it needs to be addressed before romance can fully move forward as the progressive, open-minded genre it is.
This idea of the muse, of some catch-all messenger of creativity is delightful and fantastical. It’s also completely made up.
I sat down with author Sandra Tilley to talk writing, passion and her book, The Ghost and Mrs. Miller!
If you’re a fan of the all-immersive, totally obsessive, can’t stop reading books, here are all the reasons the Hard Ink series is right for you.