Thursday, September 29, 2011

National Coffee Day!

It's National Coffee Day!  Over 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year.  I know I consume, and enjoy, more than my share.

No freebees or coupons for me today, 'cos I was hard at work.  I plan on brewing my cup of joe in a few minutes...ummmm, flavored non-fat cream--such decadence :-)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Are You A Romance Reader?

A romantic at heart?

Romance novels are made up of two core elements: the story must have a happily-ever-after ending, and the love story must be central to the development of the novel. If you are reading a book with those components, you are reading a romance novel.

Romance novels are not all the same.  Many romance novels (including my own) do not shy away from real problems: alcoholism, emotional and/or physical abandonment, domestic violence. They not all full of sex and stupid women; nor men, who grunt poor dialogue, not all have unrealistic outcomes.


Romance novels are not all read by middle-aged housewives with nothing better to do. In fact, 9.5 percent of romance readers are men!

Take a walk on the Romantic Side!   There's nothing wrong with indulging in a little happly-ever-after....Stop into your local bookstore, or log-on and download a good romance.

You might be surprised--and hooked.  As everyone knows, happily-ever-afters, can be wonderfully addicting!