Today’s guest blogger is fellow Carina Press author Debra Kayn, one of the nicest people I’ve met on Twitter. She stopped by to talk about — Well, what else? Romance!
Why do people read romance books? Why do I write romance books? I bet we all do it for the same reason. I love seeing two people, two different personalities, grow closer to find love. I like to call it The Dance.
Two strangers spot each other across a crowded room. What do they do? They gaze at each other. Could be a fleeting glimpse where they keep going back for more, or they could openly stare, waiting to see who looks away first. It’s the eye dance.
You finally meet that person you’ve been eye dancing with, and you start the body dance. You lean in, he leans in. You angle your body, he turns, and you notice if you move just a few more inches, your bodies would fit together better than two puzzle pieces. This is the body dance.
Now we’re moving! It’s time to hand dance. You touch him. He touches you. Both of you are touching your own hair, your arms, his thigh, and body parts are tingling.
It’s time for you to create your own dance. What does the person look like who caught your eye? It can be someone from your life, or you can create your perfect person…because that’s what I get to do every day when I’m writing a book.
Multipublished Romance Author, Debra Kayn, lives with her family in the beautiful coastal mountains of Oregon on a hobby farm. During the summer, she enjoys riding motorcycles, gardening, playing tennis, and fishing. During the winter, you’ll find her outside playing in the snow. A cold weather nut, she lives for the days she’s snowbound and fighting with the woodstove to keep the house warm when the power goes out. A huge animal lover, she always has a dog under her desk when she writes and chickens standing at the front door looking for a treat. She’s famous in her family for teaching a 270 lb pig named Harley to jog with her every morning.
Her love of family ties and laughter makes her a natural to write heartwarming contemporary stories to the delight of her readers. As someone who met her husband on a blind date when she was nineteen years old, she’s a believer of love at first sight and happily ever after.
Check out Deb’s website for a list of her books! You won’t be sorry!
Thanks for stopping by, Deb! My heroes always seem to have dark hair — maybe because my DH does? But I love being able to create a couple, finding out what makes them each tick. It’s a great job, writing romance!
Thank you, Jodie!
Somewhere on my heroes, there is a part of my hubs. Gotta make them different, so maybe it’s his hands, or goatee. lol It’s a fun job to create appealing men. 😉
I don’t have a “type” when it comes to hair, skin, eyes, build or height — I like men of all shapes, colors and sizes. It’s personality that does it for me. I write science fiction, and in real life I tend to be attracted to alien or non-human characters in sci-fi/fantasy TV and movies. I think it’s because I can see their personalities more clearly when their human traits disappear. I find humor, charisma, intelligence and strength of character to be really hot. So, in writing my aliens heroes, I love the challenge of making their personalities come alive and making them attractive — in spite of the fact that they have webbed hands, green skin or no hair. 🙂
That is so true. Personality is a must, and charisma is sexy. I’ll even agree on the no hair, because bald is sexy!
Thanks for commenting!
Enjoyed the post very much! Interesting thing is I always *say* I like tall, dark and handsome but my daughters point out most of my favorite movie stars are tall, BLOND and handsome. Hmmmm…..
On Twitter today I commented on someone’s tweet that forearms and hands were the 2nd thing I notice after the eyes. I think men are fascinating!
Ah, I love the dance. I’m strictly a tall, dark and handsome myself. I’m not sure what happened to hubby 😉
lol Don’t be picking on your hubby, Shelley. He takes you all over the world. He’s a keeper!
I have a very definite type–dark, handsome, fit, brainy–so I have to struggle not to make all my heroes look the same. But I also notice hands. (My husband has GREAT hands.)
Oh! Talking about brainy. I saw a guy the other day and he was wearing glasses. Not unusual, but he “wore” his glasses. They were sexy. Gave me a whole new idea for men in glasses.
*sigh* Hands are wonderful!
Oh, yes…guys in glasses! Girls do make passes at them — at least, this girl did!