Thursday, February 4, 2010

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Valentine's Guest Blog: Rachel Clark

My Valentine's Romance event continues with erotic romance author Rachel Clark!

Mr Reality versus Mr Fantasy

Why do we read romance?

I was lying in bed the other night doing what I usually do—dreaming up plots and characters for my stories. Mentally I was checking off all the necessary personality traits (IMHO of course) for my lead character. Brave…check. Strong sense of right and wrong…check. Protective and willing to put the needs of others first…check.

Still unable to sleep, my mind wandered to the similarities between my character and my husband. Yes…brave, strong sense of responsibility, protective and willing to put the needs of his family first. Hmmm maybe this character is my husband. Maybe, I've subconsciously written my man into the character in my story.

I lay there pondering the revelation. My husband has always joked that he plays the lead roll in all of my stories—maybe he's right.

I rolled over to snuggle into my deeply asleep, real life dream-man and what happened?

He farted.

Yup, but not a small, sneaky escape of gas. Nope, I couldn't be that lucky. This was the biggest, loudest, smelliest fart I have ever had the displeasure of witnessing. Trying not to inhale, I ran for cover, straight back to my computer and my story. Hmmm…fantasy man.

When I could breathe again, I started to laugh as another revelation hit me…Maybe, that is why we read romance.

All the good stuff…none of the rough edges.

Wishing you a happy, healthy, romantic, pleasant smelling Valentines Day.

Rachel Clark

Born and raised in Australia, she happily lives a romantic story all of her own with her wonderful hubby, precious teenagers and menagerie of perfectly behaved animals…and well, okay, for the real story you'll need to replace romantic with hectic, add mostly before wonderful and you can probably guess about the teenagers and animals. But hey she loves to read great romance stories and when life lets her, she scribbles a few of her own.

Rachel's latest release, Sarah's Pirate, is available at

How hard can it be to deliver medicine to sick children on the other side of the universe? Sarah is about to find out it's a whole lot harder than it sounds. Captured by pirates, she meets Captain Jordan Bowman, and the man's reputation precedes him. He's supposed to be cunning and ruthless, so why are Sarah's instincts telling her to trust him? 

Jordan has a big problem. Stealing the medicine from Sarah's ship is the only way to get it to the children without government interference, but now he's not sure what to do with the pretty courier with a fiery temper. A pirate ship is a dangerous place for a woman, and he has no idea how he's going to protect her from his crew. 

Under the threat of mutiny, and in the middle of an intergalactic conspiracy, can Jordan and Sarah find a solution and each other?

[Siren Classic: Erotic Futuristic Romance, M/F]


  1. Funny anecdote and interesting blurb, great stuff; I'll be taking a look at Sarah's Pirate.

  2. Yep, that's why I read.write romance, one reason, anyway, for the fantasy.
    Thanks for making me smile.

  3. I enjoyed reading the post; it was great.

    Tracey D

  4. lol lol That was reality with a laugh,, Reading romance keeps out all the (no one needs to know that) stuff,lol lol. Thanks for the reality check. :)
    I have Sarah's Pirate on my TRL.
    Carol L.

  5. Thanks everyone. I'm glad you liked it. Even my hubby read this one. LOL
    Rachel Clark

  6. Heh heh, yeah, romance writing is definitely the stuff dreams are made of! But even if our DH's aren't precisely *everything* our fictional alphas are, I know mine has been my hero on many an occasion. :)

    Thanks for being here Rachel!


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