Why haven't we thought of this before? Sharron McClellan is stopping by The Pink Heart Society to show us how everything we really need to know, we can learn from category romance!
I love my category romance. Which lines do I read? I've read everything from Medical to Presents to Bombshell, and I have yet to find one that didn't teach me something about life. And here are a few of the lessons:
Everything Important I Learned from Category Romance
Silhouette Romantic Suspense: Good men are honest, brave and strong. So are good women. I both write and read SRS, so it shouldn't be a surprise that it is my favorite line and where I find myself learning and applying my life lessons. SRS's allow me to explore the good and bad in people (cause we all have both) and how our actions affect those around us. Plus, I get to use guns, high explosives and despite the body count...the hero and heroine manage to find love.
Presents: Loves means vulnerability. I love the uber-Alpha males of Presents. These men powerful enough to command the world around him. Their word is law. Face it, they're Hot with a capital 'H'. But the Alpha males also soon learn that while he can control a lot of things, he can't control love. Does the heroine learn to love him? Sure. But it's not something he can accept, or offer in return, until he makes himself vulnerable.
Blaze: Passion. Can you imagine life without passion? And not just passion for the hot guy that loves you, but passion for life. For learning. For finding the thing (or person!) that thrills you and knowing that you are the luckiest freaking person in the world.
Nocturne: Embrace the Unique. Just because you are different doesn't mean you can't find love and be loved. Sure, you might be a vampire or you might not be a size two. You might have scales on your tush or read minds. But no matter what makes you unique, there is someone out there who sees the uniqueness and embraces it.
Intrigue: Never Assume Anything! Who's right. Who's wrong. Or who's holding the gun.
FANTASTIC! I love it! Sharron would like to give away a copy of her September release--Mercenary's Honor. We'll do a random pick from comments...so let's see how you do. What have you learned from your favorite category lines?
To learn more about Sharron and her stories, check out her website.