Can You Only Write in One Genre? — A Writer’s Path

by Michael Cristiano As a writer, the last thing I want to do is restrict myself. Yes, it’s true, there are genres that I will never write (erotica, true crime, nonfiction textbooks on astrophysics), but other than that, I’m open to pretty much anything. I love straddling the line between genres, often bridging fantasy, […]

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Black Chyna “Rob” Kardashian

I’m not a celebrity blogger but I had to voice my opinion on the Black Chyna and Rob’s fiasco. I’m not taking either side because I feel both are wrong. First of all, I can’t believe Rob didn’t see this a mile away. I know he battles some mental and emotional issues but his family warned him. He wasn’t living under a rock before meeting Chyna. He knew who he was geting into a relationship with. Knowing the history of Tyga, Kylie and Black Chyna should’ve been enough for him to stay away her. We can’t help who we love, but he went into this situation with information about her and the love triangle to stay away. Chyna is a hustler. I’m not going to blame her for doing what she knows to make her money. She felt hurt and betrayed by people she thought she could trust. I don’t like that she used Rob to get her revenge but this is what she does. And regardless of how you feel, she’s damn good at it.

Rob wants to destroy Black Chyna’s reputation. Chyna wants to rob the Kardasians My concern is the beautiful baby girl, Dream. She’s the only victim in this situation. Her parents are rich, successful celebrities acting like immature high school sweethearts having a lover’s spat. The internet is forever. Dream will grow up with embarrassing screen shots threw in her face about her parents. Both parents need to grow up and let her have a beautiful childhood and future without their shenanigans to shame her every day. From this point on, Rob knows who and what he is dealing with. The only thing he should do now is be the best father he can be to his daughter. Black Chyna needs to stop pretending she wants a relationship with her child’s father. It’s time for the nonsense to come to an end.

Just my opinion.

Great Sex Requires Effort #sex #love #romance #weekendcoffeeshare — Simply Marquessa

Just enough intensity …anticipating what will happen next …before diving deeper…visualizing just how … *This updated post from February 2017 now includes a link to a short scene I wrote* Rekindling passion was part of my 52 Things In 52 Weeks challenge, that is, my passion for reading. I signed up for a Kindle Unlimited […]

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Perfect Relationships

There are so many aspects to having a solid relationship. A relationship can be solid and not perfect. Everyone has different views of what perfect relationship is to them. What is perfect to one may not imperfect to the next person. No one should ever define their relationship based on the views of others. They shouldn’t expect their own relationship to model what they call a “perfect relationship.” Relationships are built by trust, love, communication, and honesty. They also built on the two individual’s personalities and characteristics.

Trust, love, communication and honesty are actions that we all can agree on to have a solid foundation in a relation. If there is no trust, the relationship is doomed to fail. Communicating is the way to develop that trust and honesty. Individuals in the relationship have to be willing to speak honestly about what his on their mind. Knowing how to communicate with your partner is important. You must know how to speak to that individual in a way that doesn’t cause them to become defensive in the discussion. With trust, communication and honest, love can be developed.

Personalities of each individual are a major factor. Sometimes love will not be enough to overcome to totally different personalities. You can love someone with all your heart but the fact they your personalities clash at a volatile level it’s impossible to build a lasting solid relationship. Just because opposites attract doesn’t mean they are meant to be together. If those opposites are so strong that it starts to do damage to the relationship, it’s hard to overcome because each individual will have to be willing to change who they are.

Relationships can be beautiful. Each individual has to remember no one is perfect. We have to be willing to accept our mate’s flaws. Communicating, trusting and being honest with each other is the way to build a solid foundation in a “perfect relationship.” We must remember to support our mates in a way that lets them know we accepts them for who they are.

The Birds

As ever, I’m not sure how a simple prompt of “trees” led me here today, but it did. So we have a little tableau of a bird, and a bee, in a tree. Which sounds like some sort of nursery rhyme, or that Jewel Akins song from the 60’s. I’ve no idea what style I’ve attempted […]

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Love Connections

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I’ve read many romance and erotic romance novels and novellas. I  truly believe a connection needs to build between the characters. Connections can be built in so many different ways. It could be personalities on first impressions,  appearance, sexual attraction, etc. Whatever it is I feel it needs to be developed over a few chapters. If I don’t feel a building of attraction of the characters within a few chapters, I lose interest. It doesn’t have to be sexual. I just need to feel the chemistry between the two main characters. At the same time, I don’t like waiting until the end of the book to actually feel the sexual and romantic dynamic. I can fall in love with characters within 4-5 chapters. Therefore, I need to feel the chemistry between the characters in that amount of time to keep me interested.

I also understand characteristics and personalities need to be developed. I find that can be done throughout the story. I don’t want to read a book where I’m still learning only about them separately when I’m in the middle of the book. I find it more interesting to learn about each character during the building of the relationship at the same time. Most read romance and erotic novels for the love and sexual chemistry of two characters. We only need so much description of clothes, looks, places, etc. I want to be left wondering what the two main characters are doing well after the book is over.