In book one, Virginia Simms is an earnest, idealistic, young woman devoted to her graduate studies in political science. While putting on an important conference, she meets her academic hero, Professor Fredrick Grange, who sweeps her off her feet. Her desire for a fulfilling intellectual partnership takes her across the sea to Geneva, Switzerland. When Fredrick becomes overly obsessed with his work, growing more cold and distant, his research assistant, the dashing Ben Warren, shows Ginny the town and slowly what it means to truly love and desire. Ginny joins Ben in exploring the sensual practice of Tantra and awakens her body and heart. Through their intense emotional and physical chemistry, she reaches new heights. On this unexpected journey, Ginny finds there is more to a meaningful life than work and good deeds. This is a romantic, erotic tale for the intellectually and existentially curious, a moving and sweet story of awakening.
I like to read biographies, and I have recently finished a biography about Albert Einstein. In turns out that he thought in images. For example, he would complete experiments in his head, mini movies of how an experiment might go. If a human could run as fast as the speed of light, what would they see? These feats of imagination or magic allowed for him to think really expansively. Einstein was also known for asking simple questions. And as the mathematician Bronowski said, "and what his (Einstein's) life showed, and his work, is that when the answers are simple too, then you hear god thinking." I love that idea. Take Pythagorean's Theorem- a squared + b squared= c squared... every time. It's just how triangles work in this world. James Watson who discovered the double-helix of DNA described it as, "too pretty to be true." When these mental giants found themselves overthinking it, they would re-direct and often find that the answer was simple and beautiful and right there.
That is what I love about romance books. As romance writers, we are hounded for keeping it too formulaic, predictable, etc... I love writing romance because of it's inherent simplicity. I get to write about stories that are 'too pretty to be true'. That's the point. That's love. I have finished the first draft of book three and it feels great! In a few months the trilogy will be complete, printed, bound, and on the shelf- and in my eyes... 'too pretty to be true'.
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