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What’s Missing From Romance Novels?

by on October 10, 2017

A look back…

Lori King Books

So I was plotting a new story the other day for a project I’m working on, and here is how it went…

  •  Heroine: She is either well to do, or has absolutely nothing. She is also beautiful, but doesn’t know it, or knows it and hates it. She is never a plain Jane with freckles and cellulite that has a minimal 401k, and a modest savings account to support her and her three cats.
  •  Hero(s): They are either well to do or have absolutely nothing. They are gorgeous, cocky, protective, sensual, perfect….unattainable for the rest of us real women.  They never had to determine whether or not they will pay their water bill or purchase comic books, and they never spend a Friday night playing the X-box online with their buddies.
  •  They instantly fall madly in love with the heroine and walk around with a rock hard erection for the…

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  1. The manuscript I’m working on now was kind of inspired by some of these same questions. They’re both attractive without being over-the-top-orgasm-on-sight hot, and are both middle class office workers who don’t want babies or even marriage necessarily. And they don’t rescue each other, at least not in a literal sense. They learn from each other and, the way I see it, ultimately rescue themselves. I’m about three quarters of the way through the first draft and have worried I won’t have much of an audience for this kind if plot. You’re blog has given me hope!

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