How Romance Saved My Life

Lady Smut

Doesn't this book look delicious? Doesn’t this book look delicious?

by Madeline Iva

Last weekend was #Love Fest at Virginia Festival of the Book.  All the panels were well attended, but the biggest event of the weekend was showing LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS–the latest documentary all about the romance world–followed by a discussion with Maya Rodale and Eloisa James and a book signing.

I experienced rapture from meeting Eloisa James in person.  Her stories have made me laugh and cry–almost at the same time.  We went out to dinner together along with Maya Rodale, and a smattering of other authors.  First of all, bringing people together always makes me feel kinda high.  Second of all, Maya Rodale’s husband was like a walking romance hero.  Handsome, British, and also, oh you know, an artic explorer.  Ba-bam!  Romance authors always have the best husbands.  It’s like they say, Write What You Know.

At the same time…

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