The Romance Writer’s Bible: 1250 Prompts to Inspire Your Next Love Story

“The Romance Writer’s Bible: 1250 Prompts to Inspire Your Next Love Story” is a comprehensive guide for romance writers, featuring a wide range of prompts and tips to help spark creativity and craft engaging and successful love stories. Covering 25 different sub-genres of romance, this book is an indispensable resource for any writer looking to take their craft to the next level.

Meet Sergio Rijo

Join me on an adventure through captivating stories! I’m Sergio Rijo, a passionate writer with 20 years of experience in crafting books across genres. Let’s explore new worlds together and get hooked from start to finish.

Dawn of the Franks – the story of Basina of Thuringia

The sun is rising on the Dark Ages… “His name is Clovis and he will be the greatest man in all the world!” So says Saxon visionary, Basina as she foretells the end of the Empire of Rome. But what she does not tell her people is how she also feels a strong connection to this man and is certain, in some way, her destiny will meet his. Passions flare when King Bisinus of Thuringia comes to Saxony in search of a second wife. Intrigued by Basina’s visions, he ignores the charms of her spoilt half-sister Menia and claims her as his bride. With love for her new husband growing, she eagerly makes the journey to her new land. Basina’s life as Second Queen of the Thuringii is full of challenges as she copes with the demands of her husband as well as the hostility of his beautiful first queen. When tragedy sends Menia also into Thuringia, the two women unite in their hatred of Basina. She gains a new friend, when Childeric, the disgraced King of the Salian Franks arrives in the realm, his own land taken from him by a ruthless Roman commander. But as the friendship blossoms into something more, Basina is faced with a choice – remain loyal to her husband or give in to her attraction to the handsome young Frank. But making a choice is hard when she is unsure if her destiny lies with either of those two men but with Clovis, the mysterious warrior who continues to haunt her dreams…

Meet Anna Chant

Anna Chant grew up in Essex before moving to Yorkshire to study history at the University of Sheffield. In 2015 inspired by her love of history and her Scottish ancestry, Anna started writing her first book. Kenneth’s Queen, the tale of the unknown wife of Kenneth Mac Alpin, was published the following year. Taking inspiration from both history and legend, she particularly enjoys bringing to life the lesser-known people and events of the past. When not writing, Anna enjoys walking the coast and countryside of Devon where she lives with her husband, three sons (if they’re home) and a rather cheeky bearded dragon.

Queen Grania’s Wake

ome two thousand years ago, nine people– including a former king and a displaced prince– struggle to live in exile on a small and rugged island off the western coast of Ireland. One of their number has crossed over to the Otherworld. Tonight, sitting high atop their island in the moonlight, they remember her. Note: This short story is a companion piece to the Celtic Journeys romantic fantasy series by Janeen O’Kerry. There are no graphic scenes in this short.

Meet Janeen O’Kerry

Like many who end up being writers, I’ve worked at many different jobs: riding instructor, horse trainer, computer programmer, and medical transcriptionist. I began my writing career in the early 1980s with articles for several national and regional horse magazines. My friend Hazel wanted to break into writing novels, so together we wrote three: A *Star Trek* novel; a rather spicy romance; and, finally a sweet romance called *April’s Christmas.* April was the one who got us started when Avalon published that book in 1994. After that I sold my own first novel, the historical romance *Lady of Fire,* to Dorchester Publishing in 1995. Today I am a full-time novelist, Kindle ghostwriter, and copy editor, and can often be found doing workshops and panels at writers’ events and conventions.

The Pirate and the Thief

Love has no place in War… Gideon has a plan. Get in, steal the ledger, and get out. He leaves his heart behind and runs, hoping to draw his enemies after him. His plan was perfect until it wasn’t. They strike at him, using Nora to exact revenge and draw him back. There is no place for love in war, and he’s about to show them why.

Meet Lynn Landes

Lynn, a bestselling author, writes mystery and romantic suspense and historic romance novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her book “Mercy’s Promise” won the Illumination Award for shining a light in Christian Fiction. Lynn currently lives in the Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia. She has more than thirty books published with more in the works- including two children’s books. If you’d like to receive updates via email about book releases, special events, and other happenings please follow Lynn’s thread and sign up for the newsletter.

Mattie’s Heart (The Morgan Family Saga Book 1)

“Mattie’s Heart” is Book One in “The Morgan Family Saga” series. As a newlywed, Mattie Welch Morgan had specific ideas about what her married life would be like. None of those thoughts included going to Montana with her husband to start a cattle ranch. But after Brady Morgan decides they are going out west to homestead a claim, Mattie has to change her notions about her future. Then tragedy strikes the Morgan family, and Mattie is left struggling with her faith and wondering if her life is all a mistake. What will Mattie choose to do with her heart, and will she ever know true peace and happiness again? “Mattie’s Heart” takes place in the years spanning 1915-1919 and shares the story of one young couple with a pioneer spirit — their trials, turmoil, and sorrows as they strive to find God’s Will for their lives. Those who have read the TRUE COVER SERIES by Ruth Kyser will recognize Brady and Mattie Morgan as the great-grandparents of FBI Agent Samuel Clemens Morgan.

Meet Ruth Kyser

Ruth Kyser is a native of the State of Michigan in the USA—wife, mother, and grandmother—who writes Christian Inspirational Romance. An Amazon Bestselling author, she has penned two dozen books and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and enjoys reading almost as much as she loves writing!

A Letter to a Lady

Kenley Alcott has fallen ill with the worst affliction that a single man of marriageable age can have: loneliness. When he thinks about attaining a wife there is really only one woman he can consider—his best friend’s older sister. Drunk and lonely, he writes her a letter proposing marriage.

Lillian has just attained the greatest victory of her life; she has convinced her family to allow her to set up her own household and abandon the marriage mart. She can plan her life whatever way she wants. She’ll get a little cottage, learn how to bake, even find a lover. One more social season, and then she can embrace the life of a spinster. She can’t wait.

Then the letter comes.

This book is intended for 18+ readers.


Meet M. P Harding

M. P. Harding has a degree in history and a minor in creative writing. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and son.

Pretty Little Flowers

In Victorian England, everything is done according to the rules of society. But when the Duke of Flowers dies unexpectedly, his daughter, Lady Madeleine Flowers, discovers a freedom that had been denied to her. The freedom to marry for love. And when Mr York returns, she believes her prayers have finally been answered. But her father’s death also uncovers a shocking secret that has been kept locked away for far too long and could destroy them all. In the Victorian romance, Pretty Little Flowers by Joyce Kay, the lives of three people are forever changed as they are each faced with a choice that could lead to love or end in death.

Meet Joyce Kay

Resistance book 1 Liberty

Bravery, courage, fear, treachery and love in a time of war.

A chance meeting draws Sabine Faure into the shadowy world of the French Resistance. Whilst acting as courier she meets four youths of her own age who wish to also join the Resistance. She is drawn to one in particular, Hérisson, who becomes her lover. Family loyalties are stretched to the limits as Sabine’s family try to navigate safely through the occupation.

Set in Dordogne in South-west France during World War II, the friends’ relationships and strengths are tested to the limits as life changes in horrific ways, The friends find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.

Vivid and powerful in its illumination of a time and place filled with atrocities but also humanity and extraordinary bravery, Eilidh McGinness’s novel will evoke readers to ask – what would I have done?

The novel is the first part of a trilogy set in south-west France during WW2, and is essentially a family saga.


Meet Eilidh McGinness

Eilidh was born and brought up in the Highlands of Scotland. She studied law at Aberdeen University and practiced as a lawyer for 12 years, latterly specializing in criminal defense before moving to South West France where she now lives.

Journeys: the Archers of Saint Sebastian

A barracks full of beautiful boys. A girl in disguise, living among them.

It’s the 14th century, and the longbow is king. But in the northern European principality of Ardennes, archery isn’t just the nation’s defense. It’s the national obsession.

MEET THE JOURNEYS
12 young Journeyman archers, the best in the country
2 years of public competitions, in which looks count almost as much as ability
6 will win a coveted membership in the Archers’ Guild of St. Sebastian
1 will become the prince’s new Guardsman

MEET MARIEKE
15-year-old Marieke is as obsessed with St. Sebastian’s as everyone else in Ardennes. Only it’s the middle ages, and girls just don’t become elite archers. Except Marieke’s prospects as a girl aren’t promising either, after a well-timed kick from a mule has left her with a face that’s badly scarred and ruined for marriage. But when circumstances force her to leave her old life behind and flee to the guild for refuge, there are only two things Marieke really knows about the place. One is that a mysterious accident ended her own father’s time as a Journey. The other?
There are no women allowed inside St. Sebastian’s.
Marieke knows disguising herself as a boy and infiltrating the guild means embarking on a dangerous deception. But it may be her only chance to find out the truth about her father’s past and to stop a murderous plot from coming to fruition. When the dashing young Journeyman Tristan takes her under his wing as his squire, she’s got to stay – at least long enough to help him beat out his brutal arch-rival to win the competitions.
Keeping her identity a secret will be hard. Living in close quarters with a pack of gorgeous boys? That will be harder still. But the hardest thing of all will be keeping the vow she makes for herself: to see Tristan become the next Guardsman, without ever letting him find out she’s a girl – a girl, who loves him.

Part Robin Hood and part Princess Bride, with a pinch of Mulan and a dash of Cyrano de Bergerac in the mix, TheArchers of St. Sebastian I: Journeys is a humorous action and adventure saga inspired by late medieval/early Renaissance Belgium and packed with romance, wit, and longbow archery. Perfect for adults who love young adult themes,Journeys is an escape into the past that reads more like romantic historical fantasy than pure historical fiction.

Unrequited love? Ugly heroines who stay ugly? Friendship, coming of age, romance, adventure, and plenty of archery competitions? A unique setting inspired by the glorious city of Bruges, with a richly imagined, immersive world set within the walls of a male-only archers’ guild?Journeys: The Archers of Saint Sebastianhas it all, so if you’re looking for a great escape, don your disguise and join Marieke as she enters the forbidden world of Saint Sebastian’s, and prepare to fall in love with the Journeys – that is, the twelve best and most beautiful archers in all of Ardennes, the Journeyman archers of St. Sebastian’s.


Meet Jeanne Roland

Roland hails from Davis, California, where she spent most of her youth lounging at the pool, soaking up the sun, and daydreaming. She had a key ring that read ‘I’m running away to join the circus,’ and her favorite moment of the day was when the local movie theater went dark, and the slogan ‘escape to the movies’ appeared on the screen. As an adult, her passions include all things melodramatic and beautiful — everything from classic movies, British romantic poetry, ancient tragedy and epic, to Italian opera. She is now a professor of Classics in a small midwestern town, where she lives with her Greek husband, her fraternal twins, and a Bernese mountain dog named Franco Corelli.

Mail Order Misfit (Bargain Book)

A woman with a broken past, a man with a fragile heart, two people who realize they can be the salve for each other’s wounds.

After tragedy destroys Cara McGregor’s family, her only choice is to become a mail-order bride to a widower in the Dakota territory. When she arrives, she’s thrust into taking care of three resistant children and a distant man.

James Cassidy doesn’t want a new wife, but he needs a mother for his children and helpmate around his farm. Since the jobs go hand-in-hand, he reluctantly takes out a mail-order advertisement to acquire what his family needs. What neither of them expect is the attraction or the affection that develops between them. Their budding romance is interrupted, however, when Cara is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit.

Will James find a way to save Cara? Will they decide their marriage is worth fighting for? And will this family find a way to have a happy life together?

MORE MAIL ORDER BRIDE ROMANCES BY JENNA BRANDT

MAIL ORDER MIX_UP SERIES
Mail Order Misfit
Mail Order Misstep
Mail Order Miscast
Mail Order Misaim
Mail Order Misplay
Mail Order Mister
Mail Order Mishap


WIDOWS, BRIDES, AND SECRET BABIES SERIES
Mail Order Miranda
Mail Order Miriam

SECRET BABY DILEMMA SERIES
Mail Order Madeline



Meet Jenna Brandt

Jenna Brandt is an international bestselling and award-winning author who writes inspirational historical and contemporary romance. Her page-turning books have elements of romance, suspense and faith. She has her own best-selling historical series, Window to the Heart Saga, Mail Order Mix-Up and Civil War Brides, as well as contemporary series, Wild Animal Protection Agency, Billionaires of Manhattan and Second Chance Islands. Additionally, she has created two best-selling multi-author series, The Lawkeepers and Disaster City Search and Rescue based off the life of her husband in law enforcement. She also is the co-creator of the Billionaire Birthday Club and Border Brides series. Both of her books, Waiting on the Billionaire and Lawfully Treasured, were voted into the Top 50 Indie Books of 2018 and her book, The Billionaire’s Birthday Gift was a Finalist for The Best Books We’ve Read All Year 2021 contest.