“I write romance novels.” This phase took me years to be comfortable writing and then saying to the world. Now I am posting to my website - major personal milestones are possible!
There can be an inherent bias associated to writing the “bodice rippers.” When you tell people you are writing a novel, the first question asked is "what kind of book?" Despite the fact that sexual elements exist within other genres, I think many people associate romance novels to simplistic, easy stories. Also, there is the element of ooooohhhh she writes about sex - which I do. However my stories are well researched and I try to make my characters believable, flaws and all.
I write romance (and fantasy) books because those are the characters in my head talking. Theirs are the stories that long to jump from my page. So I am taking the plunge - I write romance novels - historical romance novels to be exact. The first chapter of His Forgotten Duchess, can be found on my About page. Enjoy!