Monday, January 29, 2007

Syns of the fathers




Oh my. Don't you love research? I've been researching Harlequin Presents and Silhouette Desire. Great way to discover new authors :) These stories are packed with emotional love stories that really pulled me into the characters' world. I really enjoyed Susan Mallery's sense of humor, and Caroline Cross' and Nalini Singh's emotional depth. All the ones I read were well written and made me want to applaud. No crappy romances here! No cliches. Lots of passion. Well done ladies!!!!

I wrote my wip's synopsis today. It was kind of weird, I managed to write it mainly using my character arc crib notes for a guide and that's a first for me. I'm also a little punchy from cold medication, so if I've made some weird typos or said something odd (odder than usual) please forgive me :)

16 comments:

  1. I used to read Presents and Desires years ago. I quit with the Presents because I couldn't stand the arrogant, aristocratic, domineering men and the way they treated women. Have they changed much?

    Loooped on cold medication, huh? *gg*

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  2. Jeez--ask me the tough ones huh? The heroes vary in Presents. Some are amazing and yummy :) Others I'd throttle and bury in a deep deep grave.

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  3. I love the Desire covers lately. They're enough to make me want to pick up a book.

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  4. I don't read too many of the category anymore, but the Desires are good. The Presents have the most egotistical Heros I've ever read. Ugh. I prefer the old Silhoutte(sp) Intimate Moments.

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  5. Ooh, forgot to say. HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER!

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  6. Nalini rocks. She's very sweet, too! One Desire author that I just LOVE (Nalini included) is Michelle Celmer. You just can't go wrong with her. :)

    Enjoy your research! It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.

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  7. I've always been a big fan of Lucy Monroe's HP's. But I had stopped reading them for years. I believe they've gotten better - the heroines aren't TSTL anymore,thank God.

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  8. Because they really were you know, TSTL. I never could understand how a woman could fall in love with a man who constantly verbally abused her, accused her of being a slut, threatened to take her children, ...

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  9. Ah you see--I just love a challenge. I'm hoping my story has a hero who isn't a SOB and a heroine who isn't TSTL. Half of me thinks it would make a better desire but... we'll see.

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  10. I'm listening to a Iris Johansen (the spelling is probably off a little, and I'm not punchy on anything) and I'm finding it to be a bit cheesy, as in moldy, smelly cheese. But still, the story line has a similarity to something I'm working on, so I'm mining it for the hidden gold nuggets.

    I never thought a guy could get away with wearing a kilt, but the one below doesn't seem to have any problems.

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  11. Scott, I liked some of Iris Johansen's work but find many of them the same. Very little variation in plotlines. I think also romance/sexual tension works better as the written word, & having someone read it out loud makes me cringe. Except for Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I love SEP in any form :)

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  12. PS. Trust me on the kilt thing ;)

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  13. Ah yes. The fun cold medicine. I'm eagerly awaiting the day that I can wake up without being tired and groping for the cold medicine.

    Feel better soon, Toni. LOVE those covers!

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  14. I don't think I've ever read either line. You do a good job advertising for it though!

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