Monday, October 17, 2011

Romance for Romance Writers

Dear Readers,
This is Rayka Mennen, romance writer. So we write about romance—all day, all evening, late into the night. We write those to-die-for-romantic moments; we write those too-sexy-to-go-to-bed-alone love scenes. But what do we do for ourselves in terms of romance in our own lives?

A few months ago, it occurred me to me I was simply too tired every day. Day job in the morning, writing books in the evening, chores and writing and catch up on day job all weekend. So we instituted a couple of things in our home. Friday is date night—dress up and head to a nice restaurant. If we’re too exhausted to do that, we order in and still spend time over the meal and a couple of drinks. Unexpected presents is another fun thing we do for each other. Fun, quirky, or spicy—they can perk up your day and your relationship. I’m the one that sometimes packs lunch for us (if we have left overs, mostly). Adding a treat—chocolate or a cookie with a little love note, adds a smile to the day.

That’s just some of the ways, I bring a little romance in to my everyday life. How about you? Leave a comment and one person will be randomly selected to receive a free copy of Enchanted Destiny.

Enchanted Destiny by Rayka Mennen 
Destiny’s never looked so good.
Kat never believed she’d fall victim to her family’s stories about destined soul mates—she makes her own fate, thank you very much. When she walks by a construction site and admires the same sexy architect for the zillionth time in a week, the last thing she expects is to be slammed by a vision of his death.
Which activates the spell that will change their lives forever.
Jake is a single dad with a singular focus—create a stable life for him and his son. His ex-wife cured him of any desire to fall in love, but when an intriguing woman saves him from what should’ve been a deadly accident, he can’t shake his fascination. Too bad she’s crazy, claiming she’s a witch and that they’re soul mates—not exactly the “stable life” he had in mind.
Kat’s destiny comes with a deadline. If they don’t fall in love by her twenty-fifth birthday—a mere three weeks away—Jake will never find the peace he seeks and Kat will lose her magic forever.

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Dara Young said...

I used to do notes in the DHs lunches when he was going to work. Now I do the random text telling him how much I love him etc.. We also try to do date night on Thurs/Fri depending on my work schedule. We also block out one or two nights a week for our TV night. It all depends on how busy I am or if I have a deadline. Beyond that we do an annual trip to Vegas for our anniversary and the occasional fancy dinner out.

Romance, Rumours and Rogues said...

Wow, you are a romantic, Rayka!

Sadly for me, after running around after the kids all day, and writing romance all night, my romance well is a little empty...I figure it'll get a top up when the kids at school and I can write normal hours :)

Jackie said...

Hi Rayka, you're such a romantic! It really does take effort to keep the love and romance burning and alive. Like Dara Young, my DH and I text each other during the day, notes that say we're thinking of the other. It does really brighten my day, especially when I'm feeling harassed about my work.

Jackie said...

Ok, why am I still unknown? I already edited my profile. That's me above, Jackie. :) Sometimes, I hate technology.

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