Romance Shromance

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Romance Shromance

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I may have mentioned my plan to resurrect my Babes in Spyland universe this year. I won’t take the time to tell you all about it, because it’s a big plan, but suffice it to say, that if you have a sense of humor, and love great characters and ridiculous super-secret-spy stories, that you’ll dig it.

This week I happened to be working on the romance stories for each of the characters. I didn’t even remember it was Valentine’s Day. Coincidence?

Probably.

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If you know me at all, you know that I’m not a romance writer. Or a romance reader. As a matter of fact, the only romance books I’ve read in the past few years have been books that my friends have written that I have done a beta read for them.

Unless you count Pride and Prejudice and Zombies…I did read that one.

Anyway, I had to use my Google-Fu to find a list of commonly used romance plots. I tried TV Tropes, but had to run away, because it’s too much, and I could have gotten sucked in for at least two days. Maybe more. It’s dangerous there. Don’t do it. Trust me.

Once I got clear of TV Tropes, I started looking other places, and found a few lists that really helped.

So this is what you have to look forward to. The following plots will be utilized, and maybe twisted, in my Babes in Spyland universe:

  • Taming of the Shrew
  • Pride and Prejudice. This one is a must.
  • The dreaded Love Triangle, I didn’t want to use this one, but it fits so well…
  • A Cinderella story, complete with great shoes
  • Forbidden love between agents at rival agencies
  • The Classic Afraid to Commit and almost loses the girl/boy trope

 

If you love romance, I have a few friends who can help.

 

Fairy Tale Re-tellings?

Sarah E. Boucher has got you covered.

Becoming Beauty by [Boucher, Sarah E.]

Jane Austin Re-tellings?

Misty Dawn Pulsipher is your girl.

Persuaded by [Pulsipher, Misty Dawn]

Billionaire, Football or Movie Star romance?

Taylor Hart can hook you up.

Last Play: Book 1 Last Play Romance Series (A Bachelor Billionaire Companion) (The Last Play Series) by [Hart, Taylor]

Whew, that’s enough romance for me for the year.

I’m off to kill some characters.


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