By: Theresa Ragan
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.
HAVING MY BABY
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 fiancé, 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 fiancé 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?
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