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This site is all about women's fiction, readers and writers, anything romance-related, and things of general interest to women.
(If you're a dude and you thought Autumn Piper had something to do with fall plumbing, you probably won't be terribly impressed, and might like the Home Depot site better.)
Women's fiction includes several sub-genres marketed toward female readers, such as mainstream fiction, romance, chick-lit, lady-lit, and mom-lit. The genre also includes romantic suspense, sci-fi, or paranormal. Basically, if you or a gal-pal would like it, then it's women's fiction.
Like the feelings conjured by the picture at left (a product of my dear husband's talent) women's fiction offers an escape, a few moments to yourself - time out from life's mayhem. Those famous "Calgon moments" are more than a cliche' - they're a necessity for those of us who want to stay sane (or at least appear that way to the outside world). Small surprise that even though times are tough and book sales as a whole are down, romance sales are still up. Who couldn't use a mini-reality-break with a sweet ending?
Many of my stories bend "the rules" of traditional romantic fiction (or flat-out ignore them). Some of my heroines are young, single women, whereas others are mothers or recently divorced. Some of my lead gals are tough as nails, others need an alpha guy to sweep them off their feet, and a couple are confused and trying like hell to make the best of a tough situation. Whatever the case, you can count on a happy ending for my characters. Because they deserve it. Don't we all?
Free for you--9 short stories by Lyrical Press authors, including me. Lyrical's First Frost collection, available November 2013.