Thursday, February 2, 2012
Special Guest: Julie Anne Lindsey
I met Julie through our literary agent, Dawn Dowdle. She's been a great contact for me, and I love watching her tweets about pop tarts! I'm so excited to have her as a guest today. She has a new release that you can buy here.
Take it away, Julie...
Thanks for having me over to visit your blog Aubrie! This is my first blog tour and I’m so excited to be here. I thought I’d talk about why I love sweet romance so much.
Sweet romance is so…well, sweet!
I love writing romance. When love is in the air, life is more interesting. It’s true what they say about food tasting sweeter and the sun shining brighter. Being in love is an other-worldly experience and everyone should do it as often as possible. I am a firm believer. You can quote me on that. My poor husband has his hands full.
Writing sweet romance is different from writing contemporary romance because the physical contact is minimal – like really minimal. In contemporary romance the author is building up to the physical connection which changes everything. It’s that moment when they finally seal the deal and open their eyes to something new, more beautiful than they imagined and the characters are united in a deeper truer way than before. The act of consummation is very very important, and I admit to skimming a few pages in the past to get to that scene myself LOL
But in sweet romance, the buildup is the story and the solidification comes at the end with the exchange of “I love you” s - the putting it on the line and hoping the sentiment is returned. Sweet romance is solely an emotional ride. Please see me swooning as I type this. I am feeling weak in the knees.
I love the idea of writing an entire book from the minds of the main characters. I thrive on pulling out those deep emotional fears and urges. We all have so much hidden junk that clogs up our relationships, and in writing sweet romance I have all the time I need to drag it out and mess with the couple at hand. Romance is surface, but love runs deep and developing a relationship between two flawed characters makes me really happy. It feeds my need to believe love truly can conquer all. Life is full of wonderful, amazing experiences, but I believe the greatest of them is love.
I hope you’ll visit Honey Creek. It’s a beautiful place where anything can happen. Kick off your shoes, relax into that porch swing and cuddle up to a steamy mug of cider. Taking a trip to Honey Creek is as easy as Amazon : ) See you there!
Bloom by Julie Anne Lindsey
In a town filled with her past, she never expected to find her future…
Seven years ago Cynthia left Honey Creek with a broken heart. Three years ago Mitchell arrived with one. Now Cynthia’s come home, and these two hardened hearts can’t stop arguing. If they’d only take a break long enough to find some common ground, they might be surprised to find love can grow anywhere.
If they’ll let it, love will find a way to Bloom.
*Bloom is book one in my new Seeds of Love series. I’ll be planting those seeds all year.
I am a mother of three, wife to a sane person and Ring Master at the Lindsey Circus. Most days you'll find me online, amped up on caffeine & wielding a book.
You can find my blogging about the writer life at Musings from the Slush Pile
Tweeting my crazy at @JulieALindsey
Reading to soothe my obsession on GoodReads
And other books by me on Amazon