Tag Archive | Romance

You see the worst of me

Marriage vows cover the extremes. Richer or Poorer. Sickness and Health. But they don’t mention ‘when-your-wife-gets-off-work-and-changes-into-sweatpants’. I’m cute. Short, curvy, and can look pretty good when I try. For work, I have some professional, sophisticated outfits. “Meeting Days” I usually get especially dressed up with high-heels and maybe even mascara. Unfortunately, the husband only gets […]

Embrace the Cliche

Valentine’s Day is a day for love, surprising your loved ones and showing that affection with gifts. Despite how obnoxious you find flowers and chocolates to be, they are inescapable and you should probably just get over it. Flowers and chocolates are clichés because they are the perfect gifts.  They are relatively inexpensive, readily available, […]

Cute is Important

My mother always said the reason she didn’t kill us growing up was because we were ‘cute’. (That is also the reason my father has been spared through 30+ years of marriage.) Cute is purely an evolved survival technique. As annoyed as I was cleaning up once again after the new puppy; he was cute […]

Winter Depression

January. Time to want to be a better person; or at least pretend to be. Within five minutes of listening to the car radio on my morning commute, I feel compelled to refinance debit, diet and join a gym. (Thank you targeted marketing – way to zero in on our guilt of spending and eating […]

Prince of Blood and Steel – Cover Reveal

Friend and fellow author, A. J. Elmore reveals the cover of her new book Prince of Blood and Steel BOOK BLURB: The exiled heir has returned home…. Seth Morgan has returned to New York to find his family’s crime syndicate in shambles and his brother, Caleb, plotting a coup. When a vicious retaliation puts Caleb in […]

Don’t Date the Hero

When I was a kid, there was a running joke in my family, “you never want to be the hero’s girlfriend (or best friend)”.  It’s always the girlfriend that gets attacked/kidnapped/murdered. We were big fans of Mel Gibson – before he was a whacked out male chauvinist, Arnold Schwarzenegger – before the nanny baby scandal […]

You’re Welcome Knoxville

Last week Amazon released its list of the most well-read cities in the United States. The online retailer ranked cities of 100,000+ by compiling sales data for books, magazines and newspapers. Alexandria, Virginia stayed the reigning champion but a bit of an upset took the number two slot. Amazon ranked Knoxville as the second most […]