Thursday Thoughts: Universal Love

When I was a teen, I was always falling in love. Rock stars. Movie and TV stars. Teen idols. I made up stories about them in my head–with me always playing the heroine, of course. And we always lived happily ever after. Oddly, I didn’t read much romance in those days, though I was, apparently, writing it. I read science fiction and fantasy. Andre Norton was a huge favorite. Suspense by Mary Stewart and Ian Fleming. I read Robert Heinlein and Issac Asimov, too. Westerns by Louis L’Amour, though ol’ Louis snuck quite a bit of romance into his books. But I still fell in love. And learned the hard way that love doesn’t always lead to a HEA.

Thanks, Silver, for every single time you ever fell in love.

Whether or not it was obvious, whether or not it lasted, and whether or not you were loved back, it changed everything.

You changer,
The Universe
© ®

Actually, Silver, you’re always loved back.

At some point in college, I picked up a romance. I don’t remember which one–probably THE FLAME AND THE FLOWER or a bodice-ripper of that ilk. I can’t way I was hooked, though. That summer I went on a Mack Bolan reading binge after discovering Don Pendleton’s classic series. But romances hung in there on my TBR pile. And one day, I realized that all those words I’d scribbled in notebooks told the same story–two people falling in love, doing stuff, breaking up, and realizing they truly love each other and find their HEA. It’s a tried and true formula. I just finished my 46th book, which will release from Harlequin in March, 2019. I hope to publish at least two on my own before then. I’ve got #47 (Red Dirt Royalty #9), #48 (Penumbra Papers), and #49 (Nightriders) on the drawing board. I’ll have to think on #50. That’s a big milestone. Good thing I love writing romance, huh?

What are you loving today?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Love

  1. 46 books! You so totally rock.

    Yeah, I was always falling in love with someone way back when. Never reciprocated, Actors, singers, fictional heroes, made up in my own mind men, and the occasional real person. I had the hugest crush on the manager of the horse farm down the road. :sigh: He was kind of the basis for Zeke. All that love and yet I can’t seem to write romance. Go figger. Oh, I tried. Usually when my own love life sucked, I was writing romance. Now? :shrug:

    I’m loving Hubs today. Always.

    • Silver James says:

      To quote Louis, Hubs is one to ride the river with. 🙂 And I knew that about Zeke. 😀 Also, we write what we write. Even when I writing (or trying to) NOT romance, I ended up with romance. I found my niche and I’m happy here. You found yours and I’m happy you did because I love reading your books. ❤

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