That sizzling three syllable word!

I once had a man say to me, “Angie, how can you write romance when you don’t have a romantic bone in your body?”

I was shocked… flabbergasted. What? How could he say something like that?

And then I remembered the first submission that was rejected by Kensington Publishing that came with a short handwritten note, “Show me they’re in love, don’t tell me.”

chemistryWhat were they saying?

I was confused. So I started reading other romance novels, comparing them to mine while trying to figure it out. And it wasn’t until I started dating someone else that it finally clicked.


According to the Wikipedia, chemistry is an emotion that two people get when they share a special connection. Rapid heartbeats. Shortness of breath, and excitement that is often similar to sensations associated with fear and danger.


That three syllable word is so powerful, it speaks volumes. His kiss. A soft caress. The look in his eyes. It’s emotional. Something you can’t pretend exists when it doesn’t.

Over the years, I learned it wasn’t that I didn’t have a romantic bone in my body, it was because my prior relationships lacked chemistry.

Once I’d figured out what my manuscript had been missing, I’ve been turning it up a notch ever since.

And the complaint of a lack of chemistry and romance in and out of the bedroom… no longer exist.


About Angie

Since strutting onto the literary scene in five-inch heels, Angie Daniels has been capturing her audience’s attention with her wild imagination. The USA Today Bestselling Author has written over thirty novels for imprints such as BET Arabesque, Harlequin/Kimani Romance and Kensington/ Dafina and Kensington/Aphrodisia Books. Angie has won numerous awards including a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for When it Rains, and an Emma Award for Favorite Erotic Romance, for A Delight Before Christmas. She began her road to publication in 2001 when she was offered a four-book deal with Genesis Press. In 2002 she signed with BET/Arabesque which was purchased by Harlequin/Kimani Romance in 2005. Angie joined Kensington Publishing in 2003. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia College. For more information about upcoming releases, and to connect with Angie on facebook

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