Favorite Indie Romances

I wanted to post this on Tuesday, but I was distracted by the recent holiday. Naturally, I’m referring to National Guys in the Floral Department Day. Every year around this time, if you go into any store with a floral department, you are likely to see a dozen or so men wondering aimlessly in the […]

Three Kinds of Love

This is so très kewl! I was watching on NetFlix a Discovery Channel documentary, The Science of Sex Appeal… research for my next novel. Anyhow, at one point during the program, anthropologist Helen Fisher said: I think that we’ve evolved three distinctly different brain systems for love. One is the sex drive, the craving for […]

I See You, by Holly Lisle, Book Review

I recently finished Holly Lisle’s out-of-print romantic suspense, I See You, the story of paramedic Dia Courvant, who rescued the sole survivor of a terrible car accident, to find her own husband dead in the wreckage. Now, four years later, a series of deadly car crashes has brought handsome detective Brig Hafferty into Dia’s life. […]

A Date at the Laundromat

A romance thread at Sherry the Redhead Riter’s “BlogNTweet” forum reminded me of this story. Sherry asked how often we date. Now, of course, I don’t date, because my Beloved (formerly “the Missus”), she doesn’t let me date. (It’s probably better that way.) But we do “date” each other, occasionally… Well… We used to date, […]

EyeLeash: A Blog Novel (Book Review)

Not too long ago, Jess C Scott sent me a PDF of her first indie novel EyeLeash: A Blog Novel, to kick off a series of book reviews I’ve wanted to do, of indie and mid-list novels and memoirs. EyeLeash is the private journal of Jade, a 17-almost-18-year-old girl, who recently graduated from an all-girl […]

My Favorite Romantic Movies

As it’s two days before Valentine’s Day, instead of coming up with a proper “Friday Fun” post, I thought I’d slack off and just list some of my all-time favorite romantic movies (and TV show episodes). (BTW, pictured to the right are the flowers I bought for the Missus this year, which she picked out, […]

Sneak Peek: The Kiss

This goes into the “I probably would never have even dated George, but then he kissed me” category. One of the finished scenes, one that I particularly like, in Chapter 3 of From the Ashes of Courage. BTW, I’ve been wondering whether I should post this novel to my “stories” blog. I usually only post […]

Groped in Good Taste

Jeremy Brooks, looking surprised A quick anecdote… Jim “Suldog” Sullivan’s post today about being groped by a woman (and then later, by a drunk man), it reminded me of a “groping” anecdote of my own, one that interestingly didn’t make it into the Love-Idiot book. I went rollerskating with some friends, in particular, a girl […]

My Happily Ever After

The following story is derived from parts I wrote for Love through the Eyes of an Idiot. I met Margaret in February 1992 at a Bible study. We talked. She looked young for her age; she was a little older than I had originally thought, but I didn’t see how that mattered, because we were […]

My Worst Date Ever

In my day, I went on my own share of bad dates. Here’s one from Love through the Eyes of an Idiot. It all started after I developed a crush on this girl, a little young for me, but her mother liked me and trusted me. We sat and talked sometimes. She was small, cute, […]