Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Romance by LaConnie Taylor Jones

The word romance can be defined in several ways — a brief, intense love affair, the sexual love between two people, a fascination with something or even excitement. However, most people associate the term romance with the collection of love stories, the genre. There’s another definition that best describes how I define romance and the role it played in my road to publication — the spirit of adventure.

Aaah…the spirit of adventure! For me, this translates into heroic achievement because never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that combining two of my greatest passions in life would lead to the completion of two full-length novels. A challenge from my husband made me seize the opportunity to blend my enthusiasm for teaching health, social responsibility and social justice together with my love for reading the romance genre.

For over twenty-five years, I was content to be a reader. Then in the summer of 2003, something amazing happened. The enthusiasm for my career coupled with the experiences I’d gained over the years sparked a multitude of storylines and another romance began to blossom. I decided to test the waters to see if I could actually craft my skill as a health educator with my passion for reading. In the summer of 2003, I decided to roll the dice and become a romance writer and I’ve never looked back.

Is there a romance you long to embrace that’s lying dormant inside of you? I bet there is and would love for you to share it.

Remember, romance - it’s more than a genre.

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Jean said...


Thanks for the great post! And I just read the excerpt of your book. It looks great!!! Definitely one I want to read.

Can't wait until the 26th when you stop by for questions at StoryCrafters.

Dorothy Thompson said...

Great post, LaConnie! I wish you luck on the rest of your virtual book tour!

Cheryl said...

Well, I'm sure glad that you decided to roll the dice, because your book is a sure winner. I hope everyone who reads this buys a copy.

Good luck with the tour.


LaConnie said...

Hi Jean, Dorothy and Cheryl:

Happy you all enjoyed the post!!

Thanks so much for the well-wishes with the tour. I'm having a ball and meeting a ton of new friends.


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