What do Romance Novels and Haircuts Have in Common?
By Selena Blake
During dinner the other night my fingers played a game of channel surfing with the remote. I happened upon an episode of What Not to Wear. You know the show. They take a woman who's let herself go and doesn't have a clue about modern fashion and turn her into a swan. Okay, I'm paraphrasing.
This particular episode was about the Worst Dressed Woman in America. I kid you not; this woman wore a pirate costume/outfit every day. Evidently she made some of the pieces herself.
Anyhow, the time came for her to pick a new hairstyle. There were three ideas for her to choose from. I suppose we have similar tastes. She picked the shoulder length, wavy, blonde style.
And boy did that change her look. Sure, her clothes were different (fabulous) as was her make-up (beautiful) but it was really the hair. I don't have to tell you how a fabulous haircut can change your life. I know that sounds drastic and exaggerated, but take it from a woman who's been down in the dumps. A fresh new do can really change how you feel about yourself, your energy level, even the way you see the world.
Now, I don't know why a concoction of chemicals on your head and losing a pound or two of hair can change things so much. I just accept it.
Romance novels are like that. A good one can make you feel years younger, help you remember a time when you didn't have a care in the world, take you back to the early moments in your relationship where everything (even a flat tire in the rain!) was fun and exciting. Romance novels can change your world view, teach you things, even show you what kind of person you want to be. And what sort of person you don't want to be.
I've gotten emails from women who've been taken out of their stressful lives for a few hours thanks to my books. I've heard from women who read my books while waiting in a hospital waiting rooms. There's nothing as wonderful to me as knowing that my books have brightened a woman's day, especially on a day where she really needed a pick me up.
So if you don't have time for an appointment with your hair stylist, pick up a romance novel. Or better yet, read a romance while you're getting a new do.
An action movie buff with a penchant for all things supernatural and sexy, Selena Blake combines her love for adventure, travel and romance into steamy paranormal romance. Selena’s books have been called “a steamy escape” and have appeared on bestseller lists, been nominated for awards, and won contests. When she’s not writing you can find her by the pool soaking up some sun, day dreaming about new characters, and watching the cabana boy (aka her muse), Derek. Fan mail keeps her going when the diet soda wears off so write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit her online at: http://www.selena-blake.com and sign up for her free newsletter to gain access to three Free Reads.