The Bad Fit Guy

One of the interesting things that we sometimes see in the beginning of some romance novels is the bad romantic partner. He’s the guy who doesn’t appreciate the heroine. He doesn’t get her, often treats her bad, and she, at some point, realizes that he’s not the one.

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Sometimes she has to meet our hero to see that the bad guy is, in fact, a bad guy. Sometimes she realizes it on her own, after she’s had enough of his poor treatment. There is some last straw event where she just says: I’m out.

These feel cliche, and maybe they are a little bit, but the truth is, the bad guy is sometimes needed. Sometimes, it takes having someone treat you in a way that you don’t want to be treated, to realize just how much that doesn’t work. While I don’t advocate hooking up with a bad dude to get that experience, I do think it can sometimes provide the clarity that’s needed to realize what you want.

It’s sort of like when you take a job, think it might be a good fit, and it goes OK. And you do it for a while and think it’s fine, but then you see the cracks–the crazy hours, the toxic boss–and realize you have to get out. That you never want to work at a place like this again. And while the experience isn’t great, you learn from it what you don’t want. You learn to see warning signs–things you missed when you signed on for this job. And when you moved forward, you find a job that is a better fit. Something that is more in the sweetspot of what you want and are a good fit with.

Certainly, I wouldn’t wish a bad relationship on anyone. If you find a good one from the getgo, or continually get good ones, kudos. But, for those who got a bad apple, don’t worry. It’s typically a good learning experience. [And bad apple is different from psycho or abusive stalker type. No one should have to go through that.]

I think some of the best heroines are those who’ve come through the fire of bad guys, and know they’re worth more. And then they find it. A lot of the heroines of my fairy tales are more relationship novices. But, I have to say that one thing I like about Nikki (from the short Nikki and Mike) –as well as Tina, from Winner Takes All–is that they’ve seen the bad guys and know they don’t want them. They start with that notion that they’re worth more than half-assed, and their confidence grows. And then they start to visualize what they want and grab it. And that’s a good thing. That’s something I want for all the folks out there.

Some New Images

I’m busy toiling away on the next book in my passion-filled fairy tales series, Dream Trysts.  In the meantime, however, I’ve taken a moment to create a couple of images for Pinterest. I thought I’d share them here, in case you don’t get to Pinterest.

I hope you enjoy.

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Tristan and Blair available at Multiple Retailers

trysts3tristanblairredlipsHappy Monday to you.

I just wanted to write a quick post to let you know that Romance: Trysts No. 3, Tristan & Blair is now available at multiple online retailers. Previously, it had been an Amazon exclusive. Now, it’s available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and the iTunes store.

I redid the covers of all the shorts in the series to add just a splash of color to them. If you haven’t read No. 3, be sure to check it out individually, or you can grab the entire boxed set (Volumes 1-4).

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A firefighter with a foot fetish?

trysts4jackandbrenda_reducedHappy hump day to you.

Just thought I’d check in with a quick cover reveal.

I’m finalizing the fourth short in the Trysts series. This one, Jack and Brenda, focuses on Jack, the firefighter, who ends up helping a stranded nurse, Brenda. I  go a little quirky here, as Jack has a thing for feet. This one, like the others, is a lot of fun and fully of sexy. And of course, it’s short. Hoping to get this one out to you guys by the 15th.

In the meantime, here’s the cover.

Also, as a quick note, I’ll have some good news later this week, I hope. I pulled Dr. Carter & Mrs. Sinn from the Kindle Unlimited program last week. As I’d mentioned in a previous post, the program is undergoing some changes, and I’m still trying to figure things out. As such, I wanted to try Dr. Carter & Mrs. Sinn as an introductory short to the series, and expand it to distribution at other sites. Unfortunately, it’s not getting to those sites as quickly as I had hoped. I uploaded it to the distributor on Sunday night, but  and it hasn’t shown up on either the Nook, Kobo or Apple sites. 😦 Not sure what the delay is, but I’ll write a quick post once the book goes live at those sites and I get the links. Of course, the good news part is the price for this introductory short. If you’d like a hint, check out Dr. Carter & Mrs. Sinn over at the Google Play Store (which uploaded immediately). It will be that price at the other stores once it’s uploaded. It’s not that price at Amazon yet, but I’ll talk more about that in my later post.

That’s it for today. Have a happy hump day.

Dr. Carter and Mrs. Sinn Free through Friday

trysts1DrCarterSinncoupleContrastHappy hump day to you.

Appropos to the day, I’ve decided to make the first short in the Romance: Trysts series free June 24-26. It’s a great introduction to the series, even though it’s a bit shorter than the remainder stories in the series.

Romance: Trysts are all fun, flirty and sexy.  I’m putting the book trailer below and you’re welcome to pick up the book FREE from Amazon over the next couple of days. I hope you’ll go ahead and check out the remaining shorts in the series, too.

-Rosetta Bloom

Tryst No. 3 – Tristan and Blair — has arrived

trysts3tristanblaircontrastHappy Thursday to you. Just a quick note to let you know that the third book in the Trysts series is out. I published Romance: Trysts No. 3 – Tristan and Blair today

I must say, this is probably my absolute favorite of this series so far. With any luck, you guys will love it as much as I do. I’ve written the fourth book  in the series, and I’m going to take a couple of weeks to get it into tip-top shape before publishing it. I also have to create a cover. My goal is to put No. 4 out that first week  of July. I initially called it Felicia & Jack, but I think I’m opting for Jack & Ginger, instead. The fifth book is the series is called Felicity & Oliver, and I thought the two F-heroines in a row would look odd.

Anyway, I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I’m going to actually take a break for the weekend because my children will finally be out of school and I need some time to decompress.

Tata for now.

May your love stay in bloom,

RB