“Put ice on it and sit and watch TV.” That advice from my doctor would have been great except he also told me to stay off the computer. I tore the ligament in my shoulder and needed to keep from using it while it healed, so I watched a lot of TV. Still not healed completely, still watching TV. Able to do a limited amount of computer work.
Thankfully I have Netflix and discovered the many Asian romantic TV series on that site. Subtitled, I didn’t know if I could get used to reading the words until I found myself turning up the sound when I didn’t quite catch something said. Needless to say, turning up the sound doesn’t help.
It is interesting to note how many different ways of meeting the writers come up with. My favorite meeting so far is in the series called “O2O.” The couple play online video games and their characters meet in the game and agree to act as a married team. She doesn’t know who he is, but he saw her playing at an Internet Cafe and knows who she is. She actually falls in love with him before they ever meet. This is the kindest couple and a delight to watch.
Another of my favorites is called “Cinderella and the Four Knights.” This one has the mean stepmother and stepsister, but it puts a funny twist on the Cinderella story with four guys interested in her. This one made me laugh, cry, and just feel good.
I wish I could put music into my books, as the music that accompanies the better ones of these heightens the emotions, so that I found myself laughing or crying on cue. I’ll mention some of my other favorites: “Fall in Love With Me,” “Good Morning Call,” “Meteor Garden,” “Crash Landing on You,” and “I Hear You,” about a violin maker.
Their last name is said first, they do a lot of bowing out of respect for each other, and some of the scenery in South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan is spectacular. Try some of these and see if you are as pleased as I am. Some are annoyingly juvenile, with the actors too old for their parts, but I’ve learned to watch at least 2-3 episodes, because often the first two episodes take place in high school, while the rest occur several years later and then the age is better.
I’ve recently put up a story entitled “The Golden Legacy, The Prisoner Returns.” The Golden Legacy books are still coming out, with a new story, Aurora’s Treasure, by an award-winning author, Jacquie Rogers, which involves magic and fairies. See if her magic makes your reading fun.
Jacquie’s book will be out around the 20th, so I don’t have a link for this now. To find it, search “Golden Legacy” on Amazon. All the series books are together there.
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A USA Today bestselling author, Nancy Radke grew up on a wheat and cattle ranch in SE Washinton State. She attended a one-room country school through the eighth grade. She learned to ride bareback at age 3 (Really! It was a common practice.) and when she got off or fell off, she would pull her horse’s nose to the ground, get on behind its ears, and the horse would lift its head so she could scoot down onto its back. Nancy spent most of her childhood exploring the Blue Mountain trails that bordered the ranchlands. She and a friend once took a trail that turned out to be a two day trip. They always rode with matches and pocket knives, so made camp and returned the next day. These long rides worried her parents, but provided plenty of time to make up stories. Her first novel was set in the Blues, and is entitled APPALOOSA BLUES. TURNAGAIN LOVE was the first one published. It rated a four star review from Affaire de Coeur. Scribes World said “Turnagain Love has some fascinating twists and turns, unexpected complications, and charming scenes.” It is light and humorous. Nancy currently has over 30 books written, both modern and western. All her stories are sweet and wholesome.