Month: February 2018

Monthly Review for February

On the last day of this month, I thought that I would go over what we have been up to at Faerie Rose Press. Well, to start, I would like to thank everyone for their support and comments throughout the past month, as we…

Romance and Teenage Readers

As February winds down which means that we are starting to come down to the end of romance month. but before it comes to end, I thought that it would be fun to talk about when should young girls start reading romance novels. I…

Writer’s First Source: Shondaland

Welcome back to another edition of Writer’s First Source Wednesday and on today’s edition, we are talking about Shondaland. If you don’t know what Shondaland is then let me tell you about. Ever heard of Scandal? How to Get away with Murder? How about…

Romance versus Women’s Fiction

Today I want to talk about the difference between romance and women’s fiction. Romance is the bigger of the two genres in terms of sales, whereas women’s fiction is the biggest reads when it comes to books that are read and talked about in…

The Romance Novel and the #Metoo Movement

In the last couple of years, the news headlines have been filled with dominant, male figures being taken down by a string of accusations of sexual misconduct the question that comes to mind during the movement of #Metoo is what about our romance novels?…

Occupations in Romance

While we continue our discussions on romance and romantic fiction, I thought that I would spend today talking about making the right relationship choices for your characters. When we look at our characters, we think about their physical traits such as eye color, hair…

Thoughts on Recent Events

There comes a time in every story, whether it is romantic or not, when we must face tragedy. I’m not just talking about the tragedy that is of Romeo and Juliet but greater and more emotional tragedies. I don’t normally talk about politics or…

Disney’s Romeo and Juliet (1998)

I want to start this post by saying that if the Lion King is Disney’s adaptation of Hamlet, then it can be easily said that Lion King‘s sequel, Simba’s Pride, is Disney’s adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Simba’s Pride has all the possible elements…

Romeo + Juliet (1996)

The next adaptation of Romeo and Juliet that I will be discussing is the 1996 version from Australian filmmaker, Baz Luhrmann, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo and Claire Danes as Juliet, and John Leguizamo as Tybalt. Now John Leguizamo gives Tyblat not only justice…

Writer’s First Source: Romantic Comedies

Happy Wednesday! You know what that means it’s Writer’s First Source Wednesday and for this addition and keeping up with our Romance theme for the month, we are going to be talking about romantic comedies. I know that these type of films usually get…

West Side Story (1961)

During the course of this week, we are talking about adaptations of Romeo and Juliet, and we continue the discussion by talking about West Side Story. West Side Story changed a few things from our the original telling such as instead of fair Verona…

Book Review: Romeo and Juliet

I just finished reading Romeo and Juliet and I must say every time that I pick this book up I get something new out of it. The first couple of times, I was more into the draw of the story; however, this time I…