Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Guest Linda Engman Says You Can Never Have Too Much Romance

Linda Engman
 * Flowers, Moonlight, Hearts, Roses, Champagne, Paris, Candlelight, Diamonds...Romance.

You can never have too much romance.

That’s the tag line for my website. But on a daily basis do we actually receive flowers, go to Paris, open velvet boxes containing diamonds, or drink Champagne? I think it’s safe to say most of us do not. Maybe that’s why romance books are the leading seller of fiction today; instant romance. And we ladies don’t have to wait for a special occasion or a holiday or for our guy to remember an anniversary date—to be romanced.

I can’t think of anything more fun to write about than falling in love. Taking two characters and having them fall for each other through the course of a story is the ultimate for me. I also love to have my hero and heroine travel a very romantic path together in order to find true love with each other. This leads to lots of fun twists and turns. In I’ve Got You, auto mechanic Josh Craig seemingly doesn’t have a chance with attorney Amber Bradley—until they find common interests and grow together as a couple. In Falling For You, attorney Heather Grant and hockey star Cooper Gerhardt definitely are not looking for love—but somehow they manage to fall for each other in a unlikely romantic way and at the same time find what has been missing in their lives. In Manhattan Holiday the romance between legal assistant April Sutton and developer Roman Vasquez is all believing in love at first sight—and trusting yourself, and the one you fall in love with. Pretty romantic if you ask me.

So if you need a daily dose of romance in between those special occasions or anniversary’s...pick up a romance novel, snuggle in a comfy chair, and enjoy.

Manhattan Holiday Blurb:

Recently jilted, legal assistant April Sutton is ready to find a way to forget her ex-fianc√© and the heartache she’s been carrying around snowy Manhattan. With the New Year holiday approaching she’s determined to restart her life. Never in her wildest dreams does she expect a last minute marriage to dynamic Roman Vasquez, along with a sultry weekend trip and a romantic dream wedding, to do the trick.

In order to meet the New Year’s Eve deadline of his grandfather’s will, successful developer Roman Vasquez will do whatever it takes. Even if it means giving up his bachelor status and convincing an unwilling April Sutton to tie the knot. Although he finds all it takes to persuade her is—one kiss, a contract, and the wedding of her dreams.

Will Roman and April keep it all business...or let the magic of the holiday season, along with meddling friends, family, and hidden feelings turn their temporary whirlwind marriage into everlasting love?



Jannine Gallant said...

I'm noticing a trend in your books, Linda. Your heroines all have law careers. Do share why! They sound like great books.

Linda Engman said...

Thanks for noticing Jannine. My heroines having law careers is sort of by accident. I never intended to write my first three books with the women all in that career path but somehow they ended up in law. It's a fun and interesting profession to write about. My next romance the heroine is a wedding planner. My daughter's idea! Equally fun to write about.

Brenda Whiteside said...

Maybe the wedding planner is an ex-lawyer! LOL Linda writes a fun romance. I've read her books. Thanks, Linda.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Welcome to The Roses of Prose, Linda. I love Paris and roses and champagne, writing about them often, so your blog reached out and grabbed me. Loved your blurb, too. Romance, ya gotta love it!!!

Colleen Connally said...

Enjoyed your post Linda. Manhattan Holiday looks like a great read! I believe in love at first sight. I fell in love with my hubbie the first time I saw him. Celebrating 25 years this year!

Linda Engman said...

Hi Brenda! Thought I'd switch it up with a wedding planner for the next book. Also busy working on a Navy SEAL romance that takes place in Lindstrom MM. Lots of fun working on that story too.
Hi Vonnie! Glad you enjoyed the post and blurb. Like I said in the blog post- can't think of anything more fun to write about than romance!!

Linda Engman said...

Hi Jerry!
Glad you enjoyed the post. Same here-fell for my husband on sight! So I totally believe in love at first sight. 23 years coming up for us in May. Congrats on your 25 anniverary! :)

Sylvie said...

Great interview, and I noticed right off the legal thread, my son's a lawyer and I thought maybe you were too.

And yes, romance makes the world go round! Best of luck and many sales!

Linda Engman said...

I'm not a lawyer Sylvie but its still lots of fun to write about one! Thanks so much for the well wishes. :)