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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Guest Blog: Larriane Wills: Will Romance Ever Die?

Romance in the future. Do you think it would be any different? I don’t recall the name of the movie, but the hero got himself frozen and woke up in the future to discover romance, touching, making love, kissing even, was all done by remote control, virtual. How sad would that be, do you think? How about role reversals? Now we fight for equality. What if in the future, women became the rulers, enslaving men? That’s an idea that has fascinated me, and one of the things I love about science fiction. The ‘what if’ pops into my head, an idea is born, and a story created. When I least expect it a ‘what if’—maybe not in those words—pops, I start looking for an answer, the answers lead to more questions, forming the story as I answer them. What if a man materialized in the air over a woman’s head and dropped at her feet? What about her character and personality would determine how she responded? And the man, how would he react when he woke. Where did he come from? How did he get there? Where did this take place? What effect will the location have on what happens next? For that matter, what was the woman doing there? You see how one question leads to another and how supplying answers builds the story? It doesn’t matter where, how, or who, not even when. Romance for me is the inter-reaction between a man and a woman. I can throw all manner of obstacles at them in any time period, but the basic romance is the same. A romance is a romance, is a romance. While one is a science fiction, my next is just as likely be a historical western or a contemporary. Past, present, and future, and in my opinion, romance will never die, no more in the future than it has in written history, fiction and fact.

Larriane Wills, a multi-genre author, also writes under the name of Larion Wills. From science fiction to western romances she holds up to her tag of ‘two names, one author, thousands of stories.’

Born in Oklahoma, but raised in Arizona she feels a native to the state and has settled in the high desert country. In a quiet, rural area with a family who tolerates her writer’s single-mindedness, she presents us with unique science fiction and fantasy while under Larion still produces western and contemporary romances, many laced with paranormal settings, all with strong characterizations and suspenseful plots, capable of dragging you into a story in a genre you thought before you didn’t care for.

At her website, , you can keep abreast of releases under both pen names, keep up with new releases through various publishers, and she invites you to contact her at

Nothing saved them from Judith’s wrath when they stole Garth from her.

Judith gave up on the world long before those fools destroyed it. She didn’t run out of her forest looking for survivors, didn’t seek out those she knew of. She wanted nothing to do with any human until Garth fell out of the sky. He aroused one emotion she had left, curiosity. Where did he come from and how did he get there? Why did he have a perfect adult body and the mind of a child? What terrified him? To get the answers she must first educate him and then protect him from the survivors down the mountain, wanting a healthy, mature male to rebuild the human race.


Sandy said...

I remember a movie or a program about women ruling the world. They were hundreds of years old or more, and they only had sex with men to create babies. lol I agree romance will never die.

Larion aka Larriane Wills said...

I think i missed that one. lol. was there a rogue woman in that one who wanted more? seems like the rogues are the ones who always change things.

Sandy said...

Larriane, it was probably before your time. lol It was back in the 50's or 60's I think.

jean hart stewart said...

Interesting idea! No wonder you're a successful writer with all those ideas rolling around your head!

Larion aka Larriane Wills said...

it's probably a good thing i can't get all the things rolling in my head into the computer. lol.
question for the readers, to you stick to just one genre in your reading or do you read a large variety?

Anonymous said...

What Ifs are like construction paper Christmas "garland" most of us probably made in Kindergarten. Decorate one section, fold it over, then another and another and the chain just keeps growing. Got to stop sometime though to give yourself time to write the story! Judith and Garth's sounds like a great one. Congrats, Larriane!

Larion aka Larriane Wills said...

you should fall in love with garth. heaven knows i did.
thank you all for stopping by and Marianne, thank you for having me.

Adele Dubois said...

I don't think romance will ever die. The need to love and be loved seems to be in our DNA.

Best of luck with your release and thanks for visiting with us!


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