Author Archives: Serena Bell

About Serena Bell

Serena Bell writes stories about how sex messes with your head, why smart people do stupid things sometimes, and how love can make it all better. Read more >

The Best Bad Sex Ever

I read Cecilia Grant’s A Lady Awakened in a trance, a state not unlike swimming through the deepest layers of a dream. I rarely reach that layer of involvement in my reading—not in “literary” and not in romance—and it’s the … Continue reading

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Ambigu-Wonk: Outlander

OK, if no one else is going to say it, I am. One of our favorite romances of all time—Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander—is a Wonkomance. Maybe. I’m not sure. In support of the argument, Outlander has: A virgin hero An older heroine … Continue reading

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Escape Into Wonk

Does wonkiness interfere with the escapist quality of romance? Or to put it another way, if you write heroes and heroines who are more real, whose conflicts are deeper and wounds more intense, do you risk waking people out of … Continue reading

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