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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Hey, welcome Amber Polo.....April Fools......Oh no, really!

April Fools Sex?

What’s funnier that romance? Or sex? (Please don’t tell my dh ever said that.) But let’s face it (or not) the entire situation would be laughable if our chemicals and emotions didn’t fool us into taking it so deadly serious.

Ever wondered if the universe gave us romance as an April Fool’s prank? Think about the anticipation and longing, the excitement and the letdown, the pain and the utter madness. Romance makes sane people crazy and crazy people crazier. Who even needs a special day?

Seriously, I believe comic romance in all genres will become more popular during these uncertain economic times. The dark, though exciting and a great escape, may pale in comparison to a genuine chuckle and laugh out loud fun.

So how do I control my tendency to laugh while writing romance? Not well. I tried hard in my paranormal Romancing Rebecca http://tinyurl.com/romreb and all the subplots came out funny. Romance writers? They’re a hoot. Sedona? I love the place, but it’s a parody of the new New Age. The sex? It slipped right over into silly.

And Wired for Love http://yougottareadreviews.blogspot.com/search/label/Amber%20Polo Using Cincinnati as a backdrop I created an quirky romance based on a theoretical database that any computer savvy woman looking for love would love to have.

Latte for Love http://www.thewildrosepress.com/from-latte-to-love-p-838.html has a softer, silly side, when two naive young writers meet in Starbucks. Watch their writing and their love grow.

Christmas on Wherever Island http://www.thewildrosepress.com/christmas-on-wherever-island-p-1049.html is more emotional traditional with a touch of magic and just one slapstick sexual encounter.

So, go off and have a great April Fools Day. Read something funny!

Amber Polo www.amberpolo.com www.amberpolo.blogspot.com

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Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Yeah, if I stopped to think about the pure mechanics of it, sex would be quite funny, Amber. :) And I agree, I think the demand for Romantic comedy will increase, too. I know I prefer a laugh to a serial killer after a long day. And funny keeps me hooked longer these days. Especially at the movies. Recent movies that gave me good laughs are Bedtime Stories, New In Town, and He's Just Not That Into You. New In Town has some really great moments. :)

Emma Lai said...

I love romantic comedy. Confession...my husband and I have laughed during sex...sometimes things just don't work out the way you plan!

Mary Ricksen said...

I too love a good romantic comedy.
I also agree that I think it is getting much more popular.

Donna Marie Rogers said...

Great blog, Amber. And your books all sound really good. :-)

I have to admit, the hubby and I have laughed a time or two ourselves. *G*

I love comedy, whether it's sitcoms, funny movies, or a great book. Rebecca Paisley was the first author to ever make me literally laugh out loud. Every one of her books has LOL moments or scenes. Janet Evanovich is another author who I can always count on for a laugh. :-)

Maggie Toussaint said...

Ya gotta watch those romantic chemicals. They'll get you every time!

Best wishes for all your books.

Maggie from The Book Spa

LK Hunsaker said...

Silly sex - sounds like a fun read ;-) I love comedic touches in any book and every movie.