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Here’s fun-tastic scoop from RG2E Featured Author L.C. Giroux on How a Personal Ad Led to Romance and Her Romance Writing Career! 🙂
Take it away, L.C…
I want to thank D.D. for having me here.
I am a romance writer. I didn’t start out a romance writer (does anyone?), but I know the moment I became one and it wasn’t with my first book. See, I met my husband through a personal ad. Tomorrow happens to be our 18th anniversary so I would definitely consider that piece a success. I put in a free eight line ad describing myself like a bottle of wine “1964 vintage, French/Italian blend, perfect for enjoying with cool jazz, rich food or a good book…” you get the idea. We were married within nine months, and no, I wasn’t pregnant.
As a writer, I sometimes get grief for the speed with which some of my characters meet and marry. In my latest story All In, Current and Gianna meet and marry within days -hey! It happens in Vegas! She may have been drunk but he wasn’t. When I get a review that says ‘stuff like that doesn’t happen in real life’, I just smile and say you never know. If a romance writer can’t believe in love at first sight and love everlasting, we are in big trouble. I know they are real because I live them everyday.
Does that mean there aren’t problems? Heck no! This is a romance novel, people! Of course there are problems. But what are a couple of goons that would like Gianna dead compared to a hot cowboy and the magic of a fairy godfather hair dresser (His words, not mine!). The truth is the goons are easy to deal with compared to the fears and insecurities of the hero and heroine. But isn’t that always the way? A damsel in distress may be a romance novel trope but we cause just as much trouble for ourselves in our own lives. But again, what are they to a romantic?
Now my guys are all romantics, though they try their damnedest to hide it. If your guy could use some ideas, or maybe you could, stop by my website and check out a little list I made up. It is perfect for printing and leaving on his pillow. Go ahead and circle a few things you like. It is like ordering Chinese takeout without the greasy fingers! You can get it here:
You can also stop by the blog and even use the contact me page to sign up for my newsletter. I gift bunches of books, so if you would like a little steamy romance in your life definitely sign up I promise not to spam you.
If you need a little extra incentive to believe in the power of love, go ahead, leave a comment below! I’ll be e-gifting copies of All In (Lovers and Other Strangers Book Five) to everyone that does.
L.C. Giroux is an Amazon Bestselling author in the US and the UK. She writes steamy contemporary romance because she doesn’t need a vampire to see the magic in the every day. Her previous career was writing laboratory protocols. Romance is much more fun. She is also a founding member of WG2E’s Beach Book Blast.
You can find out more about her at http://www.lcgiroux.com
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/QCVyTB
A Personal Ad…who’d a thunk it?! 🙂 Thanks sooo much for the terrific scoop, L.C., and for treating all of us to your wonderful book!
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