Book Review–My Planet by Mary Roach

I’ve been a fan of Mary Roach’s since my medical student daughter gave me a copy of “Bonk”. That book addressed various ways in which we have sexual experiences and I found Mary Roach to be both thorough and hilarious. She addressed a serious topic with wonderful attention to detail and very funny comment.

My Planet has the same Mary Roach feel. While she’s not addressing one specific topic in this offering, she maintains the same refreshing, funny look at life. This appears to be a series of columns and I enjoyed reading every one.

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No Cool Cat Names

For a literate individual with such a love of names–my two daughters each have four names–I suck at naming cats. This is not to say I’m better at naming dogs. When I was a child, my mother’s boyfriend had a German Shepard he called Blitzen. with whom I used to play doggie hide-and-seek. I had nothing to… Continue Reading

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My “Narrow Range”

Okay, I admit it. I’m a delicate flower. Trust me, this hasn’t made life easier for me. Quite the opposite, in fact. It is a recent discussion–after the summer weather of 80+ and upwards has arrived here in Texas–between my Beloved Husband and I that I have minimal heat or cold tolerance. There. I admitted… Continue Reading

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Healthy Romance? Oh, Yeah.

Hi, my name is Carol Rose and I believe in healthy romantic relationships. I write romances about functional, working relationships and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I have two careers and one is as a professional therapist who helps couples/singles with relationship issues. I’m also the author of over 25 romances and I see no conflict with… Continue Reading

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Laughing in Love

My Beloved Husband kissed me goodbye as we both left for work (mind you we work on opposite sides of a small building) and whispered “I know what we can do tonight!” This was said with tender excitement and I quickly asked with a faster heart pace what he had in mind. The dude then held up… Continue Reading

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Book Review–Isla and The Happily-Ever-After by Stephanie Perkins

As a writer of romantic fiction, I’m always looking for something great to read. I’ve read a Stephanie Perkins’ book before and enjoyed both the quality of her writing and her characters. I purchased Isla and The Happily-Ever-After having read and enjoyed the sample. This story follows teenaged Isla into the boarding school world of… Continue Reading

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Getting My Ducks In A Row…Or At Least In The Same Pond

As this implies, I’m gathering everything, trying to close plot holes and make sure necessary scenes are in place.  You might have seen the statement on-line about not having one’s ducks in a row, but that they’re in the same pond? That’s me. I’m gathering those suckers one by one. This involves story boards, input… Continue Reading

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We All Need Fun!

Fun is what gives us energy and joy and brightens our days. We need infusions of happiness into our worlds and this can come in many ways. It is important to realize, though, that fun is as individual as our fingerprints or the irises of our eyes. Lots of people–my Ph.D. Doc daughter included–find this… Continue Reading

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New Language; Same Me–Writing Amish Romance

So, here I slog away writing my first series of Amish Christian Romances and I’m having fun doing it, despite the challenges of using words from a different language and writing stories in a different culture. It may seem that having written 25+ books of steamy contemporary romance, this Amish gig would be very foreign. It’s not.… Continue Reading

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Book Review: The Magic Of Christmas by Trisha Ashley

I write steamy contemporary romance and contemporary Amish romance, but I enjoy reading all kinds of things. Several years ago, I ran across Trisha Ashley’s Chocolate Wishes and enjoyed it, so looked forward to dipping into another of her works. The Magic of Christmas is charming in many ways. Ms. Ashley writes about cooking with… Continue Reading

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