Writing Beta Heroes

As part of Olivia Dade’s #NotRWA17 virtual conference, I did a tweetstorm on writing beta heroes. It starts here, but if you’d rather read it not on Twitter, I’ve copied it below.

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Odds and Ends

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  • There have been lots of lovely pieces and reviews related to the Rogue Desire release. Just a reminder that today is the final day to get it for 99 cents. The price will go up to $2.99 tomorrow. If you need resistance romance in your life, click fast.
  • We are also working on a second volume–Rogue Affair–which will drop November 8. It’s already available for preorder most places. I’m writing my novella now, and I’m giddy about it.
  • The Romance Writers of American national convention begins tomorrow and I won’t be attending (sadly), but led by Olivia Dade, a group of us decided to put on a virtual convention on Twitter. I’ll be doing a quick tweetstorm on Thursday morning about writing betas. You can check out the full schedule on Olivia’s blog here; she’ll be adding to the schedule as we go. I’m super excited!

Against Alpha Heroes

True confession: I don’t love alpha heroes.

Sometimes I do, don’t get me wrong. Like so many before me, I fell in love with romance in guise of one Sebastian Ballister, Marquess of Dain, from Loretta Chase’s Lord of Scoundrels. In my head, Dain looks like Gaston from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, only unlike that cad, he’s really very smart, which only makes him sexier. Beyond his brains, Dain is arrogant, selfish, and rakish. He behaves utterly irrationally more than infrequently — like the mewling man-child with very serious mommy and daddy issues that he is. I don’t really know how or why the eminently reasonable Jessica Trent put up with him, but such is love.

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