Saturday, March 24, 2012

Wrap Yourself in Sugar: Read a Sweet Romance

By Stephanie J Grace

I’ve been an advocate of sugary, drippingly sweet romances for years. I want heroes who are too sweet to be true. I want doe eyes and happy tears and the heart flutters that come up with the first hand holding. I want lives changed because of the love and togetherness, whole hearts thrown into love for love’s sake. I want flowers and chocolate and the lovely long glances that lead to…love.
Because it is soooo damn good. How many truly good things are there in the world today? It seems like every decadent, wholly awesome thing comes with a hefty price tag or repercussion (anyone else have a muffin top maintained by the occasional chocolate sundae?).
Not so with sweet romance. It hurts nothing for a reader to fall in love with a leading man or lady. Nobody I know reads romance as a way to modify their life (like I’ve read romance books since I was 13 years old, but I didn’t expect my relationships to be like the novels. I’ve also read horror stories and I don’t expect my trips to the coasts or drives down gravel roads to result in blood and gore).
Falling in love with characters and being uplifted by a plot that genuinely leads to good things only brings good. An extra smile after you’re done reading, a happy dream after you put the book down, hell, maybe an extra little kiss for your honey because you’re in a good mood.
So, help save the world, or at least perk up your mood: read a sweet romance.

All the best,

Stephanie J Grace
Stephanie J Grace is the sweeter and more faith-based side of romance writer Stephanie Beck. With a genuine love for romance and building relationships, Stephanie found the sweeter side of her writing needed its own world to grow and that happens through Stephanie J Grace. With a growing family and growing writing career, Steph stays busy running around in real life and in her imagination, but between the sprints, she enjoys reading, knitting and crafting.

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Felines and Flowers
by Stephanie J Grace

During high school, Warren was just Wendy’s youth pastor. All grown up and shepherding over her own flock of church kids, Wendy Miller turns to her old friend for help. Not that Warren is that old. In fact, the two have a lot more in common than Wendy would have ever thought.

After the death of his wife, Warren was sure he was finished with relationships. Wendy changes that forgone conclusion with her bright spirit and zest for life. Lining up their desires when they’re at very different points in their lives proves a challenge that might take a little divine intervention, or at least help from friends.

Available at Decadent Publishing’s  Bono Books imprint and all major ebook retailers like Amazon

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