I started reading romance when I was in the 8th grade. I have that title still, but not the original book. The book was loaned to me by a friend in English class. It was, So Speaks the Heart, by Johanna Lindsey. I fell in love with romance then. My second book was called, Betray Not My Heart. I can’t remember who wrote this one. It was set during the time of the Inquisition.
Well, of course, I was made fun of for having my nose shoved into these torrid books, with half clad men and women in a passionate embrace on the covers until one day that all changed…
Finals time! Yes, in the eighth grade we had two weeks of final testing for the year. We studied and slaved over our text books and the history portion finally came around. I worked hard, answered every question to the best of my ability. A few days later we got our tests back and to the utter shock of the entire 8th grade class only one person got all four questions correct regarding the Inquisition.
It was me!
When the teacher announced this, those in this particular class all turned and looked at me and asked, “How? We didn’t study it in class.”
With smug satisfaction, I leaned back in my chair, crossed my arms and said, “Betray Not My Heart?” Confused, they only stared at me and so I explained how I had read a romance novel that was based during the time of the Inquisition and that I had learned something while reading my smut novel. Ha! In their faces!
So, it has been my experience that yes…there is something to learn in romance, erotica, love stories, smut novels…whatever you want to call them and I will gladly keep reading and writing them.
Please stop by my website at www.annlory.com and find out what I have for you to read. If you like tall, dark and deadly vampires check out Eternal Embrace newly released from Linden Bay Romance. http://www.annlory.com/Eternal_Embrace.html to read an excerpt.
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