Friday, 8 April 2011

Not so guilty pleasures

On Tuesday 12th April TV viewers in the UK will be able to watch the Channel 4 documentary made about Mills and Boon - "Guilty Pleasures" (More 4 at 10 pm). It promises to examine the "allure of the fantasy world created by Mills & Boon".
Escapism, fantasy, glamour and the promise of an ending that will leave you feeling upbeat...well personally I don't see it's that complex a puzzle or anything to feel remotely guilty about.

The last month has been pretty horrid but as everyone around me seems to have subscribed to 'The Secret' I will weed out the negative ;-) The most positive part of the past few weeks has been discovering new authors writing what I would call Glambusters - they all capture the essence of what I would love my writing to encapsulate - glamour, passion and emotion. I'd recommend without hesitation Tilly Bagshawe, Jo Rees and Tasmina Perry as fantastic Glambuster authors. I also managed to catch up on "Kissing Mr Wrong" by Sarah Duncan and last year's Romantic novel of the year "Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts" by Lucy Dillon and I'm grateful to all these talented authors for getting me through a very difficult time and distracting me from pain during sleepless nights.
I hope that some of their skill may have rubbed off on me by osmosis as I am itching to write again and thankfully my voice to text software is now working again on my computer :-) I've also missed my lovely writing friends and hope to catch up with you all soon...


Rachael Johns said...

Don't give me more authors to read, please :)
But thankfully I have read Lucy Dillon's Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts and LOVED it.

Lacey Devlin said...

(HUGS) on the bad month Lorraine!

scarlet wilson said...

Hi Lorraine
Sorry to hear your still not feeling great. Have Lucy Dillon's on my enormous TBR pile, hoping to reach it soon. Are you going to the conference this year?

Romy said...

So glad there's a light at the end of the tunnel for you, Lorraine, and hugs on the tough month.

I haven't read any of those Glambusting novels you mentioned (yet!) but I'm a big fan of The Secret. I'm all for anything that makes life better and easier to cope with!

Cara Cooper said...

Hope you feel better soon. I loved Guilty Pleasures and have recorded it to watch again.

Happy reading!


Suzanne Jones said...

Hugs Lorraine.

Really enjoyed Guilty Pleasures - especially the Minx spotting.


Lorraine said...

Hi Rach, was sooo pleased to hear your good news :-) Trust me, you'll be glad I told you about the new authors, they're fab!

Lacey - thanks for the hugs, much appreciated xx

Scarlet - yep, definitely hope to make it this year, hope to see you there :-)

Hi Romy - actually I've been listening to "The Secret" on audiobook, I definitely agree focusing on the positive makes life more enjoyable!

Hi Cara - I thought the programme was very interesting.

Suz - Minx spotting? Ah, you must have seen my evil crone clone ;-)