Romance-Ology 101 - Julie Lessman

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Book Description:

In ROMANCE-ology 101, Award-winning “Passion Most Pure” expert Julie Lessman tackles the subject of romantic tension in today’s inspirational/sweet markets with humor and heart. Offering tips for ramping up the WOW factor with romance that is both sweet and swoon-worthy, Lessman highlights tried-and-true methods with before-and-after examples to illustrate the following points:

-- Getting inside the Hero’s Head with Internal Monologue
-- Maximizing Use of Beats in Dialogue
-- Effectively Using Dialogue to Escalate Tension
-- Utilizing Dual Point of View
-- Escalating Romantic Tension with Anger
-- Using All Five Senses for Heightened Effect
-- Cashing In on the Kid and Pet Factor
-- Enhancing Mood with Emotionally Charged Words/Verbs
-- Capitalizing on the Element of Surprise
-- Exposing Desire in an Unwilling Character
-- Immediate Hero/Heroine Confrontation
-- Making the Most of Touch and Response
-- Implementing the Concept of Forbidden Fruit
-- Words with a Hint of Taboo
-- Appropriate “Bleep” Words for Inspirational Romance
-- KISS-ology 101: The Many Faces of a Kiss

TESTIMONIALS: "Julie is one of the best there is today at writing intensely passionate romance novels. Her ability to thread romance and longing, deception and forgiveness, and lots of humor are unparalleled by anyone else in the Christian market today." — Rachel McRae of LifeWay Stores

“Julie Lessman writing a book on romantic tension is a perfect fit. This is a writing book that needs to be on the shelf of every author because nobody does romantic tension better.” — Mary Connealy, bestselling author of The Kincaid Bride and Trouble in Texas series

“I’ve always referred to Julie Lessman as the Queen of Romance and her new craft book is proof. Passionate and practical, humorous and savvy, Romance-ology 101 is a must-read for Lessman fans and all who desire to create pulse-pounding romance. A keeper!” — Laura Frantz, award-winning author of The Colonel’s Lady and Love’s Reckoning

“Passion with a Purpose, Julie's tagline says it all! She's the queen of romantic tension that stirs both your body and your soul.” — MaryLu Tyndall, award-winning author of Escape to Paradise trilogy.

About the Author

ABOUT JULIE LESSMAN: Julie Lessman was voted #1 Romance Author of the year in Family Fiction magazine’s 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards and American Christian Fiction Writers Debut Author of the Year in 2009. She is also the recipient of 15 RWA awards and made Booklist’s 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction. Julie has taught fiction workshops all over the country, including several at American Christian Fiction Writers conference, where her popular “A Kiss Is not Just a Kiss” seminar with Ruth Axtell Morren drew a record crowd. She is a member of The Seekers blog, which teaches, encourages and inspires those on the road to publication and beyond. Julie has also served as contest judge in numerous contests as well as provided critique and line-edit assistance to unpublished writers.

My Thoughts:

Julie is my absolute favorite author, so when she said she had written a book on how to write romantic tension in your writing, I had to have it.
In her fun and passionate style, Julie, has written a book sure to get your attention. She writes this book as though she's teaching a class, inserting different segments from her books, along with mentioning a few bloggers. I not only found this fun, but very informative. As she states in the prologue, anyone can warm up the pages with blatant bedroom scenes, but it takes a real pro to heighten the romantic-tension with only a look. . .a kiss. . .or even a non-kiss. That is no lie, and Julie does it beautifully! That's why I wait with baited breath for her next book to come out.
If you have read any of Julie's books you know that she can bring on romantic-tension with just a look. If you haven't read Julie's books, what are you waiting for??? Get movin'!!!

A Passion Most Pure

A Passion Denied

A Hope Undaunted

A Heart Revealed

Character Spotlight Love At Any Cost

Love At Any Cost

I highly recommend this book! Grab a copy and learn how to write romantic-tension in your own stories, or just to enjoy the spunky Mrs. Lessman's class. Either way you will not be sorry!!!


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Oh, WOW, Andie ... you pulled the stops out on this one, my friend -- BLESS YOU!!!

SOOO appreciate your support, girlfriend, but ESPECIALLY your precious friendship!!


Mrs. Lessman,
As usual I had a blast not only reading, but writing this review.

I too appreciate your precious friendship! God is so good!

Hugs, Andie

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