Coloring Outside the Lines

This is a Time Travel novel by one of my favorite Historical authors, Michelle Willingham-


*Please Note: I’ve revised my posting schedule.  See the new one on the right sidebar under the old typewriter.*

I’m book-crazy, so, of course, I see and read and hear about a lot of books.  I mean, a lot.

I’m also a girl who appreciates a good buffet.

For these two reasons, I get sick of trends in books fast.  Sorry.

I love Twinkies too, but if I eat too many in one sitting I barf.  It’s like that.

“Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”  Taking this advice, I will be showcasing books I believe color outside the lines of what is most common in the Romance genre right now.

So, instead of…

…books with the 3rd Person Point of View split 50/50 between the Hero and Heroine, I will promote books that are 1st Person or Deep 3rd exclusively or mostly in one character’s POV.


Instead of…

…books with Alpha Heroes and Kick-Butt Heroines, mine will have Beta Heroes and soft-spoken florists who find their own brand of strength through the course of the story.

Instead of Raunchy Sex…

…there will be books with lovemaking in which it is believable that the couple truly love each other and have, by The End, the integrity and relationship skills necessary to live happily ever after.

By integrity, I mean things like Honesty, Unselfishness, and Kindness.


Instead of Glorified Babysitters, Babies as Cute Luggage, and Deadbeat Single Parents…

…there will be Professional Nannies, Babies as Human Beings, and Single Parents who only date partners who bond with their children too.

Instead of Dark Paranormal…

…there will be Fun Paranormal, like Pirates of the Caribbean, and with creatures besides vampires, witches, and werewolves.  Think Elves, Amazons, and Aliens.


Rather than copycat book covers with headless and half-naked dudes, there will be variety and beauty.

Okay, so that’s it.

I’ll get to work on that and start posting, because I’m planning multiple posts on Fridays and Saturdays.  Some might be long, most will be short, a few will be just book covers and links.