Guest Post: Romance and Humor Go Hand in Hand


Try Me on for SizeHappy Friday! I’m excited to turn my blog over to the wonderful Stephanie Haefner, my fellow Western New York author, whose new romance, Try Me on for Size, was published by Simon and Schuster earlier this month. Take it away, Stephanie!

When I started writing, I just wrote. I had no clue where I was going with it. I just wanted to see if I could complete a novel. It sounded like such an accomplishment. (And it so was!) When I finished, I was so proud and I kinda wanted other people to read this cool thing that I did. So I started to look into what I had to do to get it published. In order to do that, I needed to know where it fit in the publishing world. It was funny, dramatic, heart-wrenching, and romantic. But what stuck out was the love story and the humor.

I love a great romance, and I love when there’s some laughs in it. I mean, seriously, what real life romance is humorless? Certainly not mine. I love to laugh and I think it’s a big part of why people fall in love with who they do. If someone can make you laugh, and laughs at the same stupid things you do, it’s meant to be.

I love giving my readers an amazing love story filled with ups and downs and twists and turns and that moment where all is lost and there’s no way they could actually get it together and have their happily-ever-after, but they want it for them SOOOOO badly! I love giving readers some laughs too. Laughter is so important in life and I’m so glad I can give them a happy escape for a few hours.

StephanieStephanie Haefner is a wife, mother of two, and contemporary romance novelist from Buffalo, NY. A member of Romance Writers of America and the Western New York Romance Writers subchapter, she loves creating sassy heroines and tossing them into sexy circumstances. When not writing, she celebrates her sassiness with dance and zumba classes, and her nerdiness with boybands and Disney World. 

Blurb: A sexy, laugh-out-loud love story about a woman trying to save her failing lingerie business with a new product—“personal massagers” made to the specs of the spokesman of her choice! But when she falls for the first model she meets, how can she prove she’s his perfect fit?

With their business in trouble, Mia and Bryn must pull out all the stops to save their shop. Things get sticky when Mia, owner of Classy ‘n’ Sassy Lingerie, has to go on five blind “dates” to find the right model for the big marketing plan that will save the store. But they aren’t your ordinary blind dates. Mia has to test out the “goods” to find the perfect spokespenis—the model for Classy ‘n’ Sassy’s newest line of lifelike dildos.

Not realizing Mia is on a mission, Oliver Christensen approaches her in a bar and Mia mistakes him for model #1. Oliver decides to play along. But just how far is he willing to take this charade in order to get closer to Mia? And what happens if Mia’s Blind Date #1 turns out to be The One?

Get it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Google Play


Stephanie’s blog


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