Why do you like Reading Romance?

I’m so happy to be visiting Paloma again today! Last month, I did a post as a new author. Now I have a whole month of experience under my belt, and a whole lot of learning still to be done! But I also have a brand new book which released yesterday! So that’s two books done and published now, with another submitted and hopefully accepted soon!

People have asked me why I decided to write a book now. I’m 38 years old and already have a successful career which I love. Writing has always been a dream and a hobby, but not something I ever realistically thought I could make money doing. I guess what got me going was reading some other books from Siren Publishing. It made me start thinking, “What if something like this happened? What would someone do in a situation like that? Could this kind of relationship actually work?” And ideas started to pop into my head, so I started writing them down. And for the first time in my life, I actually finished a whole story (one of a substantial length – not the short stories from school). When I saw how easy it was to submit to Siren, I took a chance and was thrilled to have my book accepted!

I love writing romance because I’ve always been a sucker for the genre. I love my happy endings, and I love seeing people overcome obstacles to make a relationship work. I try to keep my stories realistic, while at the same time giving readers a fantasy of how things might be. I write erotic romance because I guess I’m a bit of an exhibitionist, and like having the bedroom doors wide open! I prefer the graphic language as well, because that’s more realistic to me than lots of flowery euphemisms.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Why do you like to read romance? Especially erotic romance? ANSWER TO WIN!
I’d love to hear from you! And I have a copy of my new book, The Art of Love to give to one lucky person who leaves me a comment here. I’ll make the draw on Monday Morning, so you have until midnight (EST) Sunday to enter. Thanks for stopping by!

Where to find Michelle:
Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads

The Art of Love
Melanie Hynes owns the brand-new art gallery in Hedon Falls. When she decides to make erotic art the theme of her opening exhibition, she goes in search of artwork.
Justin Gauthier creates a unique blend of painting and photography. Melanie finds his youth and vigor intoxicating. David Hannah can sculpt provocative pieces from ordinary materials. And Melanie discovers that he is very good with his hands. Garrett Anderson’s paintings of BDSM are shocking and arousing. When Melanie asks about the lifestyle, he teaches her.
Three men, each with their own distinct talents, and she falls hard and fast for all of them.
When David finds out she is seeing other men, he is hurt and angry. Confused by her attraction to three men, she doesn’t know who to choose. Justin and Garrett show her the joys of sharing, and she thinks that may be the key to her dilemma. Can she convince David to consider a ménage?

For excerpts and to order, click here!


  1. I love to read romance,erotic especially because I want to know how the couples relationship grows, inside and out of the bedroom. Sex is reality so why should it be censored in reading material? I think those graphic love scenes really bring the story together and give you a glimpse inside the hero and heroines relationship. :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by Jenika! I prefer the graphic scenes, too. I honestly don't care for the sweet romance anymore unless it's YA, ;)

  2. I love to read romance, as sometimes the world seems a very hard, cold ,scarey place. It is nice to escape into the world of love,people fighting for good and the person they love, and to have a happy ever after ending. If only the world was really like this. Thank you to all the authors who give us this escapism from the harsh realities of life. anpa@gmail.com

    1. Thank you for visiting Ann. It's great escapism to write romance, too, which is why I enjoy it so much!

  3. I love reading romance for the HEA. I am tired by the end of my day after a stressful job and kids. I want to feel happy at the end of the book.

    1. Nancy, thanks for visiting. I know exactly what you mean about being exhausted! When I read, I just want to relax.

  4. Thanks to everyone who stopped by! The winner of a copy of The Art of Love is Ann!

    Ann, I tried the email address from your post, but got an "undeliverable" message. Can you please post again? Or else your twitter or FB profile would work too. Thanks!


Post a Comment

Popular Posts