Video: Live Lip-Dub Proposal to Marry You from Bruno Mars

On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012, I told my girlfriend to meet me at my parent’s house for dinner. When she arrived I had stationed my brother to sit her in the back of an open Honda CRV and give her some headphones. He “wanted to play her a song”… What she got instead was the world’s first Live Lip-Dub Proposal.

This was adorable! I love it!

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The 10 Greatest Romance Novel Heroes of All Time

Not to be confused with your personal favorites, these ten romance heroes, every girl and woman knows. You may not have read their stories yet, but you have heard about them. In this short video I count down from hero #10 all the way back to the greatest romance hero of all time, the one that started it all. Do you know who I’m talking about?

The 10 Greatest Romance Novel Heroes of All Time:

For the hearing impaired or those short on time here’s the list of romance heroes. My explanations for each hero on this list are on the video.

10. Romeo from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

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09. Ned Nickerson from Carolyn Keene’s Nancy Drew series.

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08. Jean-Claude from Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series.

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07. Roarke from J.D. Robb’s In Death series.

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06. Justin Allistair the Duke of Avon from Georgette Heyer’s These Old Shades.

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05. Sebastian Ballister the Marquess of Dain from Loretta Chase’s Lord of Scoundrels.

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04. Edward Cullen from Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga.

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03. Mr. Thornton from Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South.

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02. Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

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01. Prince Charming from the fairy tale Cinderella.

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Your Turn: What do you think? Do you agree? Or would you put Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights or Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre or Rhett Butler from Gone with the Windon the list? Or somebody else entirely?

The Dangers of Romantic Suspense

In this video, I am performing a four and a half minute skit about the dangers of romantic suspense. I go over ten of them and add a couple of bonus dangers. It’s done in second person, so there’s a lot of yous tossed about, but it should be very easy to follow. I hope you like it even if romantic suspense novels aren’t your cup of tea. And speaking of tea, I’d avoid drinking liquids until the video is over, just in case you think I’m funny.

Your Turn: Which danger do you think is the most hazardous to the heroine’s health? Are there any other dangers a heroine should be aware of? How about the hero? Does he have anything to be on the lookout for to ensure his happily ever after?

What is a May December Relationship?

In this video I am discussing the term May/December as it applies to romance novels. We will be touching on what it is, what genre you’ll most likely find it in, and some characteristics about May December romances. I also share some of my favorites in this category of romances. I invite you to share yours too!

What can you expect in a May/December romance?

  • A big age difference between the hero and heroine.
  • The May is usually the heroine. The hero is usually the December.
  • May refers to someone in the spring of their life. December in the winter of it.
  • This term applies to all vampire romances, expect for those newly turned.
  • A lot of confusion about appropriateness of the attraction and emotions one or both leads is feeling.
  • Sometimes a difference in philosophy based on their age and generation, though usually one is in agreement with the other to begin with making them the perfect mate.
  • One character (the heroine) pulls the other (the hero) out of their cynicism and jadedness about people and the world at large.
  • A reconciliation for all the components that kept them apart, especially the hurtles in place from the age difference.

Your Turn: Do you like May/December couples or does it gross you out? How big is too big when it comes to a difference in age (excluding of course vampires)? Share your thoughts in the comments below.