The Australian Bachelor franchise has been a trailblazer for same-sex representation, with several female contestants hooking up in recent years. Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon found love after the cameras stopped rolling on Richie Strahan's season in , while Brooke Blurton and Alex Nation enjoyed a brief fling during Bachelor in Paradise earlier this year. The Bachelor is now set for its steamiest girl-on-girl relationship yet, with two female contestants straddling each other and kissing passionately in upcoming episodes. The scenes are featured in the latest season of America's Bachelor in Paradise, which premiered in the U. In an extended season preview, a same-sex tryst between fan favourite Demi Burnett and another unidentified blonde is teased heavily.
She saw me reading it and freaked out, because nobody should have to explain an orgasm to a five-year-old," remembers Seattle-based author Olivia Waite. Decades later her interest hasn't faded. RWA is the largest annual meet-up for professional romance writers in the world, and the association behind it boasts more than 9, members, hundreds of whom make a point to attend its signature event. Because as Alabaman writer Louisa Cornell—who has been to 12 conferences—puts it, "Being a writer can be a very lonely job, especially with romance. This genre is picked apart and looked down on.
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What made you want to start a new series from one of your stand-alone books? I didn't intend for One-Off to kick off a series, but on the last election night, I found myself searching housing sites in other countries. Scotland was top on the list, which made me want to dive back into Skye's story. Another book would let me live a vicarious life in another country when practicality doesn't. From there, it was just a matter of finding the right character: a woman who was free to travel, open to falling in love, and brave enough to move countries.