SOURCE: May 2017 Romance Writers of America—New York City Chapter newsletter

Wonder WomanWhat makes a strong heroine?    It’s only my opinion, but I think a strong heroine is one who, like a tree in a storm, knows how to bend with the wind and remain standing after it passes. No matter what happens in her life, particularly with the matters of the heart, she moves forward with her life.

How can a heroine evolve?   A heroine should move from being co-dependent on her partner and wishy washy to a strong woman who knows what she wants in life and how to achieve her goals, both personal and professional.

What attracts us to the strong heroine?   We admire her courage in the face of adversity and cheer her on through same. We also worry that she will achieve her goals. Men find strong heroines sexy because they are not shrinking violets who cling to a man’s arm. They know how to make a man feel like a man without being needy.

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secretdesires_ebook_final11-2016A review from a reader on NetGallery:

I enjoyed the overall story of Secret Desires but I felt at times there was a lot going on. But when I think about it, this is kind of true to life. One’s life isn’t just a single storyline.   Hilda
Would you purchase this book for yourself of a friend? YES



Secret Desires was acknowledged in the current issue of the International Women’s Writing Guild Newsletter in their HOT OFF THE PRESSES column.

Secret Desires

Just a couple of reviews on my latest book: Secret Desires

Secret Desires is the absolutely perfect romance novel to bring to the beach, read on a rainy spring day, or cuddle up with during a blizzard. Margo and Edward are beautifully drawn through J.L.Regen’s simple, yet strong, prose. Margo, a giving, yet ambitious young woman; Edward, a successful, yet sensitive widower. Can Margo balance her desire for a career with her passion for Edward? Will Edward be able to accept that Margo desires more than him and his money? Indeed, does his wealth play into her needs at all?
The novel’s romantic scenes are titillating, true to life and not the least bit overdone. Sexy and subtle, not salacious. The supporting characters are nicely portrayed, too, especially Margo’s mother, and even Edward’s deceased wife.
I look forward to reading more from this author.
March 31, 2017 by Geri

Worth giving it a try. Margot and Edward are a couple from different worlds.
It was interesting to see how their worlds and lives came together.
It is a simple romance with just a few complications
March 19, 2017 by Sharon

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