Real Life Romantic Heroes

I adore alpha males in fiction. The take-no-prisoners, my-way-or-the-highway, dragon-slayer types. I even cheer when they mess up and land themselves in trouble with the heroines, because it’s true to life, and I like seeing how couples work through conflict. “The course of true love never did run smooth,” and all that. With apologies to Shakespeare, I’d like to […]

Meet Jeff Salter, Male Romance Writer!

Yes, you read that correctly. Today I have author J.L. Salter here to talk about his books and his journey as a writer. I adored his stories before I found out he’s a guy. And then I was impressed; he knows how to sound like a girl, and it’s hilarious! Read on: Jeff: Delighted to […]

Real Life Romantic Heroes – Guest Blog at Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood

I adore alpha males in fiction. The take-no-prisoners, my-way-or-the-highway, dragon slayer types. I even cheer when they mess up and land themselves in trouble with the heroines, because it’s true to life, and I like seeing how couples work through conflict. “The course of true love never did run smooth,” and all that. With apologies […]

How I Learned to Write Like a Man

Does anyone else think it’s ironic that a bunch of women write in male point-of-view? Granted, ninety-something percent of romance readers are women, so we probably get away with it. Sometimes. Yes, I know there are men in existence who are in touch with their feelings, who aren’t afraid to talk about relationships and are […]

Review & Giveaway: The Night is Mine by M.L. Buchman

I couldn’t put it down.  I stayed up all night reading, and I didn’t mind being tired the next day, it was that awesome. At the beginning, I couldn’t believe the author’s lifelike detail about military operations.  A few pages later, and I wondered if the author was not a she.  Yes, dear readers, M.L. Buchman is […]

PART 2 – Men Speak Out: What They Love and Hate About Women

Welcome to Part 2 of Men Speak Out: What They Love and Hate About Women.  On Monday in Part 1, our anonymous panel of Manly Men discussed what makes them respect a woman, what women get wrong about men, and what turns them on or off.  If you want to catch up, read that article here. […]

Men Speak Out: What They Love and Hate About Women – PART 1

I have results from the six-question survey about what men really think about women, in response to a related article, In Praise of the Modern Gentleman.  An encouraging number of Manly Men responded, and I was astounded by their feedback.  Some of their answers I expected (What would you say to all the women in the world?  “Show us your ____!”),  but mostly I […]

Calling All Manly Men: Are You Hungry?

CALLING ALL MANLY MEN: Tell the world what you really think about women, and you could have dinner on me at Outback Steakhouse. Be a part of my next blog article, “Men Speak Out: What They Love and Hate About Women,” part 2 of a series launched last weekend with In Praise of the Modern […]

In Praise of The Modern Gentleman

Chivalry is not dead.  It’s just rare. Perhaps confused by widespread poor manners or cowed by extreme feminism, the modern gentleman can be a tentative creature.  Should he hold the door open for a girl and risk being berated for assuming she’s incapable of doing it herself?  It’s risky business, and it shouldn’t be. I’m crazy about a gentleman, whether he’s eight years old […]