It’s November 1: Samhain, All Saints Day, the beginning of NaNoWriMo.
So I have three questions:
1. Anyone participating in NaNoWriMo? Or are most of the writers reading here novel-writing in any and all months of their choosing?
2. Anyone ever read a romance that they enjoyed in which an angel served as a character, perhaps a protagonist?
I remember vaguely seeing a few of “angel romances” around the time Jude Deveraux’s An Angel For Emily was published. I read that one – and here’s Sarah’s lightning review: F for insipid, shallow, annoying heroine with the personality of a sheet of paper, and an angel hero who was way, way too good to be surrounded by the characters and plot in this novel. F for the number of times I thought, “You’re pretty hot in all the right ways; so why are you so fixated on this dimwit?” Another F for the trite and cliched makeover scene, and yet another F for a complete absence of believable circumstances establishing romantic tension. Plus, one more F for a really annoying “villain” and a gullible heroine with a tenuous grip on reality. Wait, did I already give her an F? Well, she gets another one.
Since I didn’t like that book at all, I never picked up another. Anyone read any books where there’s some excellent angel action?
3. What about pagan or Wiccan romance characters – as in, characters who would celebrate Samhain, Beltane, and the rest?