Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Virtual Misteltoe! Catherine Johnson
OK, folks, romance; love and kisses or that slow lid drooping feeling of utter boredom? I mean in books, not real life of course.
Now, I have never written a full- on, out and out, lip smacking, book of lurrve. And I don't choose a book for the love story either, even so, there are some that have just carried me away on a sea of palpitations and heart flutteriness. And those that do it for me are usually the ones where any number of obstacles stand in the way of the romance, even if it's only the protagonists pig headedness. Perhaps they do get it together, but it's usually doomed, or short lived, or they fall out before - if - any happy ending is allowed.
As I'm writing my first romance, I thought I'd share my festive list of lovers, especially for those who find Edward and Bella just a little wimpy.
Per and Andrea from The Sterkarm Handshake by Susan Price
Smith and Isabel from Let's Get Lost by Sarra Manning
Alice and - actually I'm not saying because I don't want to spoil it - From Alice in Love and War by Anne Turnbull
Yann and Sido from The Silver Blade by Sally Gardner
Addie and Cato from Nest of Vipers by me - oh why not!
And if you must have Vampires, (the books are not as explicit as the TV series) Sookie and Bill from Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (True Blood off the Telly)
I'm sure I've forgotten loads - all recommendations welcome!