While the romantic tension nestled so naturally within Julie Lessman’s books have been known to make characters and readers swoon, there is an art to the peppermint-sweet romance she weaves. In this guide directed towards those writing for the Inspirational and Sweet Markets, Julie shows her tried-and-true methods for creating those “character butterflies” in her fun, helpful, and humorous way.

You can almost hear the scratch of the chalkboard and the shuffling of desk chairs as Mrs. Lessman welcomes us to her “class” and gets right down to business – the matter of writing the perfect kiss. Talk about a fun subject!

Lighthearted, yet overflowing with great and useful tips, Romance-ology 101 shares Julie’s secrets on building romantic tension and gives perfect examples from her books that show various scenes containing her characteristic romantic drama. I tell you, the excerpts are dangerously intriguing if you’ve not read all of her books yet. You’ll be running out to grab any copy you’ve missed. I know I was!

Romance-ology 101It doesn’t matter what kind of romantic element you want to incorporate into your story, this book has got you covered. Do you want to get inside the hero’s head? With a few easy steps, you can conquer and utilize dual Point of View like a pro. Are you wishing you knew how to improve your characters’ dialogue or how to capture the senses just right? Are you hoping to escalate the romance with an element of anger, fear or surprise? Let Julie be your guide!

She also explains the variations to writing “The Kiss” and again shares various excepts from her novels to help further explain. Did you know there are 10 different kisses? Yep, you heard me! 10 different variations! Have you ever heard of the Caveman Kiss or the Stake-a-Claim Kiss? Hilarious and insightful, her advice is priceless.  Each chapter was so applicable, I was taking notes from the very start. No joke!

The only negative thing I can say is that the book was too short! You could say I didn’t want to leave class just yet! After reading Romance-ology 101, I love Julie and her books even more. I better hurry on now and fill in those gaps on my bookshelf with Julie’s latest releases. I encourage you to do the same!


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