Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Let’s talk about love! RWA/NYC members share their thoughts on romance in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Lise Horton finds The Romance in the Words.  
Here is her favorite Sonnet.

by William Shakespeare

When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possessed,
Desiring this man’s art and that man’s scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
(Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth) sings hymns at heaven’s gate;
For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.♥

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Lise Horton was a graduate of Skidmore College with a degree in Education, and since has worked in jobs as various as diamond grader, theatre union assistant, bartender, and legal assistant in one of New York City’s premier entertainment law firms. In a previous creative incarnation, she was an award-winning cabaret singer in some of Manhattan’s iconic clubs. She attributes her depth of insight in romance fiction to that experience. “There is nothing quite as magical as seducing an audience with magnificent songs of love and longing; drawing them into the story and making their hearts yearn right along with yours”. Those years helped fuel her desire to create and share torrid stories of love and passion as a romance author. Her recent BDSM erotic romance release, HOLD TIGHT, has been nominated for a 2016 Golden Flogger Award. She will be presenting her craft workshop, “A Feast For the Senses: Effective Use Of Sensory Description In BDSM Fiction at the 2016 BDSM Writers Conference” . Lise can be found her in all her naughty incarnations at  

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Romance Writer on Romance!

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