Posted by: Author | March 12, 2012

Special Guest, Julie Lindsay

Jillian: Today’s guest is Julie Lindsay. I met her on Twitter and she’s adorable. I think you’ll enjoy her post and her story Bloom. Check it out! Welcome, Julie!

Julie: Thanks for having me over to visit your blog Jillian! I’m honored to be here and sad to be wrapping up my first blog tour. While I’m visiting though, I thought I’d share about why I write sweet romance.
Sweet romance is so…well, sweet!

I love writing romance. When love is in the air, life is more interesting. It’s true what they say about food tasting sweeter and the sun shining brighter. Being in love is an other-worldly experience and everyone should do it as often as possible. I am a firm believer. You can quote me on that. My poor husband has his hands full. Trust me.

Writing sweet romance is different from writing contemporary romance because the physical contact is limited. In contemporary romance the author builds up to the physical connection which changes everything. That moment when they finally seal the deal and open their eyes to something new, more beautiful than they imagined …never comes in a sweet romance. Without the physical union to bond my characters in a deeper way, I get an added challenge. Believe me, I know how important those scenes are. The consummation is very very important. I admit to skimming my share of pages to get to that scene myself LOL

But in sweet romance, the buildup is the story and the solidification comes with the exchange of “I love you” s. The characters hold their breath and put their hearts on the line hoping the sentiment is returned. Sweet romance is solely an emotional ride. Please see me swooning as I type this. I am feeling weak in the knees.

I love the idea of writing an entire book in the minds of the main characters. Pulling out their deep emotional fears and urges makes me squirm in a fun way. We all have so much hidden junk that clogs up our relationships, and in writing sweet romance I have all the time I need to drag it out and mess with the couple at hand. Developing a relationship between two flawed characters makes me really happy. It feeds my need to believe love truly can conquer all. Life is full of wonderful, amazing experiences, but I believe the greatest of them is love.

I hope you’ll visit Honey Creek. It’s a beautiful place where anything can happen. Kick off your shoes, relax into that porch swing and cuddle up to a steamy hot toddy. Taking a trip to Honey Creek is as easy as Amazon : ) See you there!

Bloom by Julie Anne Lindsey

In a town filled with her past, she never expected to find her future…
Seven years ago Cynthia left Honey Creek with a broken heart. Three years ago Mitchell arrived with one. Now Cynthia’s come home, and these two hardened hearts can’t stop arguing. If they’d only take a break long enough to find some common ground, they might be surprised to find love can grow anywhere.
If they’ll let it, love will find a way to Bloom.
*Bloom is book one in my new Seeds of Love series. I’ll be planting those seeds all year.

About Julie:

I am a mother of three, wife to a sane person and Ring Master at the Lindsey Circus. Most days you’ll find me online, amped up on caffeine & wielding a book.

You can find my blogging about the writer life at Musings from the Slush Pile

Tweeting my crazy at @JulieALindsey
Reading to soothe my obsession on GoodReads
And other books by me on Amazon


  1. What a great blog. We need more ‘sweet romances’. I love Debbie Macomber. Will need to look you up Julie. It’s always wonderful to find a new author to follow.

    Lavada who can see her TBR pile growing and growing and growing. 🙂

    • I agree, Lavada. Sweet is nice. My TBR pile is going to fall on me and kill me someday. LOL!

    • Thank you Lavada! And thank you so much Jillian! I’ve had a great time today!

      • Glad to have you. And you’ll be back soon with your next book,right?

  2. I’m also a mother of three. I totally get the circus comment. 🙂 Sounds like a great read, Julie. 🙂

    • Ciara- I always heard the third child is when the parents are out numbered and then the circus starts. LOL!

  3. I’m late chiming in, but wanted to say a quick “yay”! I love small town series, like Debbie Macomber and JoAnn Ross have going. I’m happy to have another one to check out.

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