I’m going to call my biggest influence Jayne Anne Krentz in all her aliases, Stephanie James, Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle. I love the bubbly romantic enthusiasm. The heroes start to seem the same after awhile but that’s a small price to pay. Her research doesn’t weigh the story down but teaches as well as entertains and sets the mood. For a quick satisfying read, she’s the one I turn too. I learned from her how to pump up the man-woman sparks to intrigue the reader. She taught me it’s not necessarily about the sex as it is about the attraction. The longer you can keep them hot and apart, the more your story is going to sizzle.
I have some other authors that I’ve learned from and I’ll talk about them in a later post.