Tag Archives: characterization

Alpha hero

the Black Dagger Brotherhood books have gotten me thinking a lot about alpha heroes – and what kinds of heroines they need to keep them readable. Just to get this out of the way first: Alphas feel a little bit … Continue reading

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The Perils of Pleasure review

I still don’t know what I really think about this book. The writing was an absolute revelation – beautiful, unique and interesting by any standards, not just “for a romance novel”. But soon she would be on a ship, a … Continue reading

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what I’ve learnt about writing (and life, probably) from reading Susan Elizabeth Phillips: Part lll

Love insinuates its way into your life, and you only recognise it for what it is when it’s suddenly not there anymore. SEP has a particular kind of hero/heroine relationship that goes as follows: hero is super attractive, has more … Continue reading

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lessons in vulnerability

In my last post I applauded Gaelen Foley for her brilliant use of vulnerability. I’ve read on since then and somehow an incredibly promising book just sort of fizzled out. So I want to explore how she used and abused … Continue reading

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rogue character hijacks novel

I was busy writing my new novel today, enjoying being inside Regina Victoria’s very well-bred mind (she never, ever listens to sarcastic Regina who sufaces every now and then) when all of a sudden Hetty Oswald turned up and took … Continue reading

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