See that horrible romance sex pun in the headline? That is why Kim is NOT the romance Debutante for 2011. Or ever! After all, the romance genre has to be all about swollen members (I did read that term once while a kid perusing my aunt’s books in her guest room in Miami circa 1974 or so. It scarred me for life.) And heaving bosoms. And throbby things. Romance is set in elegant and serious settings with red flocked wallpaper where the women submit and the men overpower with their animal magnetism.
You’ll walk the plank if that’s what you think of romance circa 2011. The genre is often maligned – or faintly praised with, “Well, I’m really NOT a romance reader, but that last forty-two romance books I read….” If you’ve ever sat down to write romance, you know it’s not easy to get the cadence, storyline, character and the romance part neatly lined up. It only looks easy, since romances are often quick reads that entertain so much, you hardly notice the effort from the author. I’ll take a romance that whisks me away within ten pages over a critically acclaimed lit fic book that is about as interesting as a door stop, and likely to become one in my house!
Tawna Fenske’s Making Waves turns the genre on its elbow (what, you thought I was going to name some puffy body part?) and Moby Dick (there you go, one sex joke) she MAKES YOU LAUGH! For those of us who have had sex (we do have younger readers at The Deb Ball, so I choose my words with care) we know that laughter (with not at) is a big part of the enjoyment of visiting your favorite port of call, so to speak. (I though about a port hole pun but then changed my mind so I was not naughty.)
Making Waves is like your favorite romantic comedy on the big screen come to life on the pages (or e-book screen) in front of you. Sure Tawna weaves in the elements of a good romance – but she adds so many twists and genuinely engaging characters that you’ll develop feelings for them (good and angry) from the opening pages. Characters are critical to me as a reader. If I don’t care about your characters you can’t hook me with your story.
Tawna hooked me then reeled me right into her world of Making Waves. I suggest you catch your own copy today! Visit Tawna Feske.com to learn more!
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