Lindsey R. Loucks

Author of Romance and Other Scary Things

What’s Love Got To Do With It? Everything!


Love’s got everything to do with everything in my life. I love books so much I became a librarian so I can build forts out of them on my desk and pop out from behind them whenever anyone comes into the library. (If that doesn’t wake the students up, nothing will).


Chocolate and the Foo Fighters and Firefly all put a smile on my face because I love them/it so much.


So, yeah, love is huge in my life. But why do I feel the need to write about it in most of my stories? I’ll answer that question with another story. Don’t worry – it’s short.


Lightning struck my heart when I first got to know my BF eighteen years ago. No, not literally, but it sure felt like it. Every time I thought about him, which was all the time, my cheeks heated, a smile would dance across my lips, and I’d lose my appetite. Oh, yeah. I was falling for him. Big time.


Fast forward to now. The lightning that struck me has fueled a raging fire, and me and the BF are still ridiculously in love. We leave love notes for each other. We call each other cute nicknames. We walk each other to the door before work for one last kiss goodbye. It’s almost sickening how cute it is, isn’t it?


But that’s why I write about love. I want to capture that feeling for my characters because that feeling will stay with them forever, even if that particular love doesn’t last. Plus, as a reader, I enjoy reading about characters who find first love or long-lost love or love in the strangest place. I feel what they feel all over again.


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If you want to hop around to other Crescent Moon Press authors’ sites to see what they think love’s got to do with it, you can start here.



  1. Hello. I wanted to pop in and read you lovely entry. I love that you build forts with books – they are so versatile – doorstops, forts, emergency weapon. 🙂

  2. Great post! I love the idea of building forts out of books also. I have more than enough in my house to do that!

  3. Aww, how sweet. I totally get you, girl. Totally get you. Hubby and I just celebrated the 20th anniversary of our first date. We still gross everyone out 🙂 May you enjoy many more years of both love and writing about it!

  4. I too am ridiculously in love with my husband even after 13 years and five kids later. We have silly little rituals that we do but it’s love for us. Thanks for taking part in the hop with Lynn and all the other authors.

  5. I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who likes book forts and sweet love! 😀

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