10 Reasons My Fictional Romances Can Be Better Than The Real World
Now, I'm not saying they are better, or not that it's always better. Just that there are ways in which, on certain days, there are moments when the romance story IS like Calgon, for the following reasons...
10. Characters don’t clean toilets. Seriously, how often do you read or write about that?
9. People generally fit into their clothes. Not always. Generally.
8. When someone does something ‘wrong’, it’s only to gear up for some great repartee between hero & heroine. Fascinating, clever, funny come-backs abound.
7. I decide who suffers, when, in what manner and for how long. Let me reiterate: I get to decide.
6. As a result of such suffering, they learn their lesson.
5. The sex is always great. Or darn close to always.
4. I get to say my best lines over and over, until I get them just right, zingers properly in place, lessons couched in amusing metaphors.
3. Information that is said once is general not repeated. There is no need. If it is repeated, it is generally done to some effect, for a purpose, rather than people simply not listening.
2. Food does not spoil in the fridge, if there is a fridge. (a fridge would eliminate a great many historicals, but fortunately, NO food in ANY romances EVER spoils.)
1. Suffering only happens to those who ‘deserve’ it: The bad guys get their just desserts, and the women get their man.
Big thanks for Angie for inviting me over, and to the other Wicked ladies for having me here! In my latest release, THE IRISH WARRIOR (June, 2010), all 10 of these are true. Check it out. ;-)
Kris Kennedy writes sexy, adventure-filled medieval romances for Kensington and Pocket Books. THE IRISH WARRIOR, winner of the 2008 Golden Heart® Award for Best Historical Romance, released June 1. Read a sexy excerpt here! Stop by her website for news, to sign-up for the newsletter, or just drop her a line saying Hi!