My pen name is Roxanna Haley, and I have published my first book on Amazon! It’s available at this link:

Ms. Haley has written a Regency Erotic Romance Novella,

Appetizer: Pure Seduction (Regency Banquet Book 1)

Mouth-watering Regency erotica in three removes.

In addition, Roxanna Haley and D.L. Hungerford have contributed to The Bowman’s Inn Anthologies.Paranormal Urban Fantasy Romance with a touch of erotic spice. These anthologies are currently being reenvisioned and polished, so look for the new, improved volumes to be out later in 2016.

To wrap up our Perfect Romance, we need to figure out how to get Anna and Zach together. Should Zach lose his leg due to the car crash? Would that make Anna more sympathetic to him? Would he reject her because he doesn’t want anyone’s pity? Read the rest of this entry »

Every fan of Romance novels knows that Happily Ever After is the perfect conclusion. And the more trouble the principles involved have to work through to get there, the better. Sexual tension is important, too. In our story, however, there’s not much sex of any kind yet. But there is an attraction and there is desire. The following back story needs to be woven in to the story going forward without heavy telling and without flashbacks. Read the rest of this entry »

When I discover an up-and-coming author whose work interests me, I like to propose some questions and have a bit of a conversation about their answers. This month, I discovered R-R Varg. Read the rest of this entry »

We’ve seen our perfect heroine and our perfect hero. For the sake of utility in this post, I will call her Anna and him Zachary. They have met in a bar and exchange phone numbers. That night, Zach sends a text to Anna telling her what a great time he had and how he looks forward to taking her out, maybe on the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Last time, we watched which things belonging to a woman attracts a man. And in which order. Today we are going to watch our heroine check out this guy who just came into the bar. Or restaurant. Or office building. Or television studio audience. Read the rest of this entry »

Do you ever grit your teeth while reading a romance because the main characters are too perfect? Hopefully, as you read, the author has done a good job of revealing the flaws beneath the beautiful facade. Whenever an idea for a story takes root in my brain, I eventually get around to thinking about what my people look like. I use Pinterest more than I probably should to fix them in my mind. Read the rest of this entry »

On the last Sunday of every month, I like to share part of what I have learned in my weight loss journey. To be a better writer, I need to get exercise, plenty of sleep, have good posture, and eat clean food. To me, that means eliminating foods Grandma would not recognize as food. Like Flaming Hot Cheetos ™ or bacon-wrapped Lil’ Smokies ™ Grandma might have enjoyed the bacon wrapped stuff after we explained it to her, but it’s the need to say “This is edible” that is the problem. Read the rest of this entry »

At some point in your life, you realize that the truth appears differently to different people. My memory used to above average and I can still recall the words to a song I learned in high school when I hear the opening notes. But did I learn that off of the radio or did I have the record? At least the truth there isn’t a matter of money or love or life or death. Read the rest of this entry »

I don’t mean to say we pursue a person with whom to have a relationship like prey to be overpowered and devoured. That might be someone’s idea of a good relationship, but it’s wrong on so many levels. What I want to look at is when there is an attraction on both sides, a clear field, and we only need to go forward to create attachment. Read the rest of this entry »

I was around 10 years old when my maternal grandmother died. The woman held no special relationship with me. When I was an infant, she constantly berated my mother for not feeding me enough. I was a skinny baby, apparently. After my tonsils were removed, I ate too well. I was already overweight by the time she passed. I got the impression I embarrassed her. I didn’t expect to cry, even though I was sorry to not have the chance to learn her stories. What I know, I learned from my sister who was a teenager at the time. Read the rest of this entry »

John Vassar

Author of new sci-fi novel 'The Provider'

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