Who Is the Romance Novel Reader?

The romance industry is big. If you’ve done your research, you know that romance is the second most popular genre, capturing just over fifty percent of the market. But do you know the type of reader that comprises that percentage? The general perception is that the vast majority of romance readers are women. That is true, but did you know that sixteen percent or romance … Continue reading Who Is the Romance Novel Reader?

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

Skin Deep by Nora Roberts is the third book in The O’Hurleys series, which introduces the fun-loving O’Hurleys, a family of die-hard entertainers with triplet girls and an older brother who grew up on the road. Skin Deep, the third of this four book series, introduces Chatel O’Hurley, a famous Hollywood actor who has achieved fame, fortune, and beauty. Chatel now finds herself dealing with … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

Descriptive Sentences To Help With Your Writing 3

As promised, I’m adding BIRDS description to the list below. On an ongoing basis, I maintain a How-To-Describe word document. It contains descriptions for emotions, scenarios, and people that I can use when my brain turns to mush, which happens when I’ve been writing for eight straight hours. Below find some lines from my How-To-Describe file that may help your drained brain along. Air – … Continue reading Descriptive Sentences To Help With Your Writing 3

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

Sidney Sheldon’s The Stars Shine Down is a rags-to-riches story à la Sheldon. The female protagonist, referred to as The Iron Butterfly for her strong character, becomes blinded by love and is weakened by it. Eventually, however, she rises to reclaim her The Iron Butterfly title. Although this is not my favorite of the Sidney Sheldon novels, the plot is gripping and the story a … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

Less Is More In Writing

I was prompted to write this after reading an article that stated that the following paragraph—sentence really—has “seven brilliant attributes that are hallmarks of great writing.” Lucy Anguiano, Texas girl who smells like corn, like Frito Bandito chips, like tortillas, something like that warm smell of nixtamal or bread the way her head smells when she’s leaning close to you over a paper cut-out doll … Continue reading Less Is More In Writing

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

Dance to the Piper by Nora Roberts is the second book in The O’Hurleys series and introduces the fun-loving O’Hurleys, a family of die-hard entertainers with triplet girls and an older brother who grow up on the road. The second of this four-book series introduces Maddy, a free spirit professional Broadway dancer, and the youngest of the O’Hurley triplets. An innate optimist with a willingness … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)