Friday, November 18, 2011

Guest romance author Selena Blake

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.

About Selena
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 Visit her online at: and sign up for her free newsletter to gain access to three Free Reads.


  1. I am sorry to say that for me a "haircut" is one of my worst nightmares, however reading a good romance book for escape is my dream come true. Love the cover and the title and the fact that thanks to Laurie have found a new to me author so heading over to your site now!

  2. Thanks for taking the time to do this guest post post. As a new (to me) author, I'm glad for the introduction. I've put several of your werewolf titles on my to-read list.

  3. Aww, Jackie, I'm sorry to hear that. I agree that some haircuts can be nightmar-ish. I have had a couple though that have rocked my world. Still miss that stylist. Enjoy the books!

  4. WildAboutBones, hope you enjoy them. I'm always interested to hear what readers have to say, so let me know what you think.

  5. I think you're right. I just got a haircut last night, and I already feel better...til another 2 or 3 weeks and it grows out, and I try to stretch it another 2-3 weeks before I got back haha. Great post!

  6. Hey Liz, thanks for commenting! Here's hoping you can make it a full six weeks - before your next haircut. Not before your next read. *g*

  7. I have to admit for the longest time kept my hair long until a friend talked me into a bob haircut and yes it made me feel years younger and happier.

    As for romance novels, nothing like it when you are feeling blue or things in life are just so crazy it feels so good to just wisk away to another world and forget about things for awhile.

    I am always glad to find a new author to check out as well.

  8. A bad haircut is an epic tragedy. I am having a bad hair life. Actually, if I would learn what my stylist insists is simple, that being, how to get a third arm to grow out of my back equipped with a blow dryer and the ability to section hair, my life would be perfect, I would always weigh what I want no matter what I ate, and money would grow on trees. Steph

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  9. What a great post. You are right about it changing us somehow, I don't try to understand. Glad your books can do the same thing!

  10. Hi Selena!

    Your words rand so true to me. A good romance novels helps me escape from the difficulties of reality and helps me try to forget my problems. It does make me enjoy life and see the the joys in life. So thank you Selena for writing these books to help remind us to enjoy life and have some fun. :)


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