Two Hour Romance – 5 Tips To Help You Add Romance To Your Busy Schedule

You’re both work 40 hours or more a week. You spend time with your kids, fight the good fight against traffic everyday, and manage to handle all of those unexpected problems that crop up. By weeks end you’re tired. No, not just tired, you’re too numb to do anything but prepare yourself to do it all over again. Oh sure, you have a few leftover hours free here and there, but definitely not nearly enough time to devote to your personal relationship, let alone sex life, right?

Wrong!!!

Guess what. Being romantic and intimate with your significant other doesn’t require massive amounts of time. Hey, truth be told, it doesn’t even require a whole lot of thought or planning. With only a little bit of effort and desire, you can give your love life a big, pleasurable boost. How little an effort? Well, if you can spare at least 2 measly hours a week, your can go from zero to sixty just like that! It’s true. Check out these 5 quick tips to learn how.

5 Quick Steps to Romance:

Before you start, please note the following: All list time frames can be adjusted to suit.

Day 1.) Wednesday

Activity: My Treat Night

Time Frame: 15 Minutes

The schedule begins on Wednesday night (just a suggestion) because for most couples/parents, Monday and Tuesday are notoriously hectic. As the week progresses, things tend to settle down for most of us.

While family dinners do help us stay connected (if we have children), adult need together time just as much! Also, the 15 minutes listed for this exercise is an approximation for the ordering time, not eating time.

Since we all generally eat dinner anyway, doing so with your loved one should not stretch your schedule too much.

Suggestions:

o Take turns. If he picks up dinner the first time, she should the next.

o Keep it within budget. You don’t have to break the bank.

o Be creative. While you may love Chinese, must you always choose Chinese?

o Be open-minded. Maybe you won’t like sushi the first time (or any time at all). Still, can you really be sure if you never try it. Rejecting your spouse’s selections out of hand without foreknowledge can be as insulting as not giving him or her a choice to begin with.

Day 2.) Thursday

Activity: “Movie”/ “Play” Night

Time Frame: 30 Minutes

Okay, we know you’re not going to watch a typical movie in 30 minutes. This activity is named movie because those of you lucky enough to have the time, could in fact go this route. However, with the proposed time frame in mind, you should concentrate instead on sitcoms, books, games, the news, etc. We’re going for variety here.

Suggestions:

o Go outside of the box. Pick something new and different. You could choose to watch a new show, to read a new book or a section of the newspaper to each other, to discuss current events, to solve a jigsaw puzzle, etc.

o The fresher the idea, the more intriguing it will be.

o Expand yourselves. You can both learn more about yourselves and each other if you do.

Day 3.) Friday

Activity: Gift Exchanges

Time Frame: 15 Minutes

Who doesn’t have to go to some sort of department store, grocery store, restaurant, gift shop, etc. during the course of a the work week? Not to mention the amount of time we all spend on-line. It’s not necessary for anyone to spend two hours at the mall agonizing over a gift. Let’s aim for fun, amusing, cute, cuddly, sexy…you get the drift. Everyone likes to be on the receiving end of gift giving. For most people, it is the thought that counts.

Suggestions:

o If by chance you aren’t out and about, do a little online shopping. It’s not time consuming, the choices are endless, and you could actually buy a few things ahead of time to have on hand for the appropriate moment.

Day 4.) Saturday

Activity: Bath Time

Time Frame: 30 Minutes

Take turns and do it together. What can be more comforting and sexy as washing each other’s backs and…other parts?

Day 5.) Sunday

Activity: Kissing & Touching

Time Frame: 30 Minutes

At week’s end, a little affirmation can go a long way. Whether you’re curled up together, watching the game or a movie, snuggled up in bed, or stealing time after church/before dinner. Nothing is more intimate, more emotional, or more soothing to both partners than this…well, almost nothing.

Go ahead. For the next couple weeks try making the time to love by using these suggestions. As long as you both keep each other in mind, the romance will come as easily as breathing. Good luck to you both.

3 Hot Sexy Spooky Halloween Romance Stories by Georgia Simcocks

This collection of romance stories has spicy sex scenes and language appropriate for adults. It is very well written in a light hearted manner with HEA happily ever after endings. I don’t usually read romance stories so this was a new experience for me. I was looking for something to read for Halloween and stumbled across this collection of short reads on Kindle.

I tried to research the author hoping she had more stories, but all I found was that she is a recluse and little is known about her. On the other hand it said she is writing and publishing very fast so there’s sure to be more from her very soon. Now let’s talk about the stories and what I did and didn’t like.

The first of the three stories is “You Don’t Know Jack.” It is based on Sleepy Hollow and the Headless Horseman Legends. This is quite a twist set in modern times with a young woman who is adventurous and willing to try anything even going out to the Catskill Mountains and her weird though sexy boss’s house for a Halloween Party.

There are some great sex scenes in all three stories but the one in this story is my favorite. I don’t want to spoil it for you so I’ll just say that if you like to read about making love in unusual circumstances it’s worth a read. This was my second favorite of the three stories and I’d easily give it four and a half stars out of five. The only character I didn’t like was Butch and I wish she’d just gone to the party without him. If you read the story you may or may not agree.

The second story is about a ghoul and appropriately enough is titled, “Big Ghouls Don’t Cry.” I think this was the story that went the farthest out there but was still believable. It had the most supernatural elements and a great love story that made me feel very good at the end. But like all three stories, this love story is about a love that seems impossible, but somehow works out.

The final story, “Every Witch Way,” was actually my favorite. Ms. Simcocks knows how to invent characters that are quirky and lovable and her witches are the best example. The heroine of the story is a nice young woman who has had some tough breaks and lost the love of her life, Randy. A chance encounter with a shady fortune teller makes her break a date with her new flame and head for the graveyard on Halloween night with her old wedding dress that she never got to use.

She has a heart of gold but that gets her in trouble and she misses the only chance she will ever have to be with Randy. Then a drunken witch (my favorite character) gets involved and it’s a wild ride (literally) on a broomstick to save a relationship that has survived the grave. I’d give the story five stars.

It deserves to be a full length novel and I hope the author will consider writing one before next Halloween. Overall I’d highly recommend the book.

Writing Contemporary Romance Novels: 3 Things I Learned Writing and Self-Publishing My First One

I’ve been a reader of contemporary romance novels since I was in my early teens. I’ve literally read hundreds of them. Even though I’ve been writing and selling ebooks online since 2002, it wasn’t until this year (2013), that I attempted to write a romance novel. I was nervous, unsure of myself and had no idea how to go about it when I first started. But, I did it. Following are three things I learned throughout the process.

1. Just Write: All of my ebooks to date, except two, have been in the “non-fiction, how-to” genre. So writing fiction – a contemporary romance novel no less – was a whole different ball of wax for me. And it scared me to death.

I was talking to a friend of mine one day, who happens to be a fiction writer, about my fears and she gave me the best piece of advice ever. She said, “Just write. Trust the process. You’ll be amazed at what will happen once you start.”

Well, she was so right. The characters took on a mind of their own and half the time I didn’t even know what they were going to do. So if you have an idea for a contemporary romance novel, just start writing and see where the characters take you.

You might be surprised! I know I was.

2. Take Action on Your Weak Spots: I realized early on in the process that plot development was a real weak point for me. As I know I want to create a whole line of contemporary romance novels, I did extensive research on plot development.

I found questionnaires and other exercises which helped me get through this block. I also plan to take a class also on how to write a romance novel.

You see, writing is a skill — and much like acting or dancing or any other creative endeavor, study and practice makes you better.

3. To Use a Pen Name, or Not: I decided to publish my African American contemporary romance novel under my own name. The main reason is, I already have a following online and although I’m known for my how-to, non-fiction ebooks (a different genre altogether), I still think this works in my favor.

When you publish under a pen name, it’s like setting up a whole new online identity, eg, social media accounts, article marketing accounts, email accounts, etc. I just don’t have time to manage a new persona online.

Writing Contemporary Romance Novels: 4 Reasons I Plan to Make a Career Out of It

Overall, I’m very pleased with my first completed work as a romance author and plan to self-publish many more because:

(i) I’m a fan of the genre: I have been since I was in my early teens; hence, I can write what I like to read.

(ii) Romance sells. Proof?

Ebook sales increased by 45 percent in 2012 to make up 20 percent of the trade book market… Not surprisingly in the era of erotic mega-series like Fifty Shades [of Grey] and Crossfire, adult fiction, particularly romance novels, showed the strongest growth in ebook sales (emphasis added). [Source: Authors Guild article, Ebooks Sales Booming, New Report Says, May 2013]

(iii) I’m the target demographic: Many romance readers are women between the ages of 31 and 49; and finally

(iv) I think there’s a shortage of good black romance novels: Of course, I hope to improve this.