Let’s talk about love! RWA/NYC members share their thoughts on romance in celebration of Valentine’s Day.
WHAT ROMANCE MEANS TO ME
By Jean Joachim
As a romance writer, I confront this question with every book I write. Romance can mean many things, but it isn’t just sex. Not to me. Romance is all about how much a person cares for you, wants to be with you, not just in the bedroom, but in the kitchen, in the living room and in life. It’s the small, thoughtful gestures that are the most romantic to me.
A hero is romantic when he remembers the heroine’s favorite color of roses, or a song she enjoys or picks up a book she’s been talking about buying. Listening is romantic, paying attention to what a woman is saying or what she values. An example from my life is when my husband bought tickets to the “So You Think You Can Dance” show when it hit New York City.
A man is more likely to fix something, buy something or do something, like wash dishes or laundry, to show his feelings for a woman, rather than spout romantic words. A woman can reciprocate romantic gestures for her man –and the bedroom is a perfect place to start.♥
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jean Joachim is a best-selling romance fiction author, with books hitting the Amazon Top 100 list since 2012. She writes mostly contemporary romance, which includes sports romance and romantic suspense.
DANGEROUS LOVE LOST & FOUND, First Place winner in the 2015 Oklahoma Romance Writers of America, International Digital Award contest. THE RENOVATED HEART won Best Novel of the Year from Love Romances Café. LOVERS & LIARS was a RomCon finalist in 2013. And THE MARRIAGE LIST tied for third place as Best Contemporary Romance from the Gulf Coast RWA. TO LOVE OR NOT TO LOVE tied for second place in the 2014 New England Chapter of Romance Writers of America Reader’s Choice contest. She was chosen Author of the Year in 2012 by the New York City chapter of RWA.
Married and the mother of two sons, Jean lives in New York City. Early in the morning, you’ll find her at her computer, writing, with a cup of tea, her rescued pug, Homer, by her side and a secret stash of black licorice.
Jean has 30+ books, novellas and short stories published. Find them at http://www.jeanjoachimbooks.com. Sign up for her newsletter, on her website, and be eligible for her private paperback sales.
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