Thursday, June 20, 2013

Babies And Brides

Congratulations to "Joanne", "Amy" and "Monica", the winners in Theresa's giveaway. Thank you to all who pariticpated!

Hello everyone! Once again, I’d like to thank Just Contemporary Romance for inviting me here today.

I love writing contemporary romance. I love marriages of convenience and secret baby stories. I love them all. I receive the most fan mail from readers about books with kids and babies. Most of my fan mail has to do with Having My Baby and I think it’s because so many women can relate to wanting a baby of their own. And it’s not always easy to conceive. 

I did take fertility pills with my first son. The doctor gave me three pills and I my mother freaked me out, telling me I was going to have quadruplets. So, I only took one pill. And sure enough I got pregnant right away. Nowadays, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, and embryo transfer is common place. My nephew was the first IVF baby at the hospital where he was born.

According to WebMD: “Unlike the simpler process of artificial insemination -- in which sperm is placed in the uterus and conception precedes otherwise normally -- IVF involves combining eggs and sperm outside the body in a laboratory. Once an embryo or embryos form, they are then placed in the uterus. IVF is a complex and expensive procedure; only about 5% of couples with infertility seek it out. However, since its introduction in the U.S. in 1981, IVF and other similar techniques have resulted in more than 200,000 babies.”

How about you? What are your favorite contemporary plot types?

I will be giving away a digital copy of HAVING MY BABY, TAMING MAD MAX and AN OFFER HE CAN'T REFUSE


Growing up, Jill Garrison never daydreamed about having the perfect wedding. Instead, she dreamt about having a baby. Boy or girl, it didn’t matter. Unfortunately, her fiancĂ©, the man she falls in love with, can’t have children. Determined to realize her lifelong dream of having a baby, Jill spends years searching for a company (CryoCorp) that provides high quality donor sperm. Everything is right in Jill’s world until her wedding day when her fiancĂ© leaves her at the altar to be humiliated before friends and family. She doesn’t waste any time moving from New York City to California to start over. And she keeps her appointment with Cryocorp. She may never have the wedding or the husband, but nothing is going to stop her from having a baby. She’s tired of everyone telling her what to do. The baby she’s carrying is hers and hers alone. Nobody can take that away from her.

Or can they?

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST June 21st. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email with a subject title of JCR GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.


  1. Hi, Theresa

    I'm not drawn to any particular type of hero. As long as he fits the story and isn't trying to redeem himself from something AWRUL (abuse, etc), I'm all over him. It.

  2. Hi Theresa,
    It's wonderful to meet you here! I love the premise of "Having My Baby." I love contemporary stories and seeing how they deal with the issues of today. Fertility, babies, parenthood, unique families--those issues are so prevalent right now and anything that puts a positive spin on being a mother is so important!

    I love social issues and am working on a series now that will have environmental questions at their cores--without getting too heavy, of course! I also love stories with big internal and emotional character arcs. I try to make my heroes and heroines' journeys about finding their own inner strengths--finding how special they are when they didn't know it. And I love my heroes and heroines to get part of their inner strength from each other so their HEAs are solid and believable. Thanks for sharing your book--can't wait to look it up and read it!

  3. Hi Lizbeth, nice meeting you, too! Your new series sounds wonderful. Can't wait to see what you're working on. Thanks for the great comment.

  4. Thanks for sharing about life and writing. As long the contemporary romance has a solid plot, good characterization and an HEA, I enjoy pretty much anything. Life is interesting and it's great to see how authors take situations and turn them into stories.

    2sonreader AT gmail DOT com

  5. I love a good marriage of convenience story, and if it leads to a surprise baby, then all the better! Great post.

  6. Hi Jo-Anne and Monica, thanks for the comments!

  7. There are so many contemporary romance plots I love. I do love it when kids or babies are part of it - that just brings a whole new aspect to the story. Other than that, I am not too picky. :) Nice to meet you here!

    amy at remus dot net

  8. Hi Amy, nice to meet you, too. Thanks for commenting! :)

  9. Your title and cover create so many interesting questions. I must put this on my TBR list!
    -R.T. Wolfe


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