Do You Know These Top Secret Romance Movie Plots

Do You Know These Top Secret Romance Movie Plots

 

If we sit and think for a moment about our favorite movie I bet that we can come up with several movies that are similiar but not the same. Movies, and novels, often have plots that we’ve all seen before.

Leo Tolstoy — ‘All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.’

If you really wanted to boil it down, all movies and novels are about journeys, a journey about a person or a group of people and how they interact with nature or self or others. Joseph Campbell called it The Heroes Journey.

I’ve listed 10 different plot devices below that seem to be common to romance movies. Some of the movies may belong in one more categorie, and there are others that I haven’t listed. So the next time you watch a movie see if you can pick out which plot device they’re using.

1. FairyTale – Beauty and The Beast

The fairytale plot device is when a traditional fairytale is retold in modern terms. Beauty and the Beast is a perfect example. A beautiful woman falling in love and changing a beastly man.

2. Cougar – Lost in Translation, American Beauty, The Graduate, Harold and Maude

A classic May/December romance between an older woman and a younger man, although it can be flipped. Examples include Lost in Translation, American Beauty, Harold and Maude, and who could forget The Graduate.

3. Office romance – A Novel Romance

Almost every Hallmark Movie. Man and woman forced to work together and then falling in love. My personal favorite is A Novel Romance!

4. Mail-order bride – Sleepless in Seattle

Used in the past in a lot of Western romances, but a more modern day version is where our lovers meet through some form of electronic means such as email or a dating site, or over the radio.

5. Forbidden Love – Moonstruck

Forbidden love, the classic Romeo and Juliett plot device. Two lovers forbidden by circumtances from hooking up. Examples include West Side Story, Moonstruck, and Underworld.

6. Class Warfare – Roman Holiday

Clash of the clashes. One of our lovers comes from money and one from the other side of the tracks. Roman Holiday is a classic example, but it’s been used frequently in PIXL and Hallmark movies.

7. Sex Worker with Heart of Gold – Pretty Woman

Sex worker with a heart of gold. Need I say more. Pretty Woman takes this literally, but Coyote Ugly and Flashdance are two other examples where the sex worker isn’t really a sex worker.

8. Shakespeare – 10 Things I Hate About You

Lots of movies are based on Shakespeares plays. Examples include She’s The Man, The Lion King, Kiss Me Kate, Forbidden Planet, and Romeo Must Die.

9. Fling/Vacation – How Stella Got Her Groove Back

The Fling plot device is used fairly frequently also. A one night stand that turns into something more. Other examples include What Happens in Vegas, Dirty Dancing, and Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants.

10. Friends – When Harry Met Sally

Friends discovering that they are really meant to be together. This is another favorite Hallmark Movie plot device, usually twisted to friends in the past who went seperate ways. Other examples include The Sure Thing, Annie Hall, and Chasing Amy.

Nikki Caine writes short spicy romance stories. Check her out on Amazon.

Hot Heroes Women Need!

Hot Heroes Women Secretly Need!

Women read romance for a variety of reasons, but one of the top reasons is because we all secretly fantasize about hooking up with a hot alpha hero. Not that most of us would ever do that in real life, but its still fun to imagine.

Hot heroes come in almost as many flavors as there are women to imagine them. Read the list below to see if your hot hero is listed.

And if he’s not? Leave a comment and let me know what kind of hero gets your motor running!

1. Bikers

Bikers are more of an anti-hero, the ultimate in bad boys. What girl hasn’t dreamed of riding on a motorcycle with her legs and arms wrapped around a biker. And biker chicks? I think we’ve all imagined what it would be like.

 

 

2. Cowboys

Cowboys, silent and brooding, just waiting for a woman like us to come along and make their lives complete. There’s something about a hot guy on a horse that appeals to most women. And if said cowboy wants to lasso us and tie us up? Enough said.

 

 

 

3. Outlaws

The bad boy cowboys. Hard drinking, hard playing, hard loving and living outside the law. Outlaws were the bikers on horses in their day.

 

 

 

 

4. Doctors

Doctors are the men who save lives. And it doesn’t hurt that they’re rumored to be rich. Marrying a doctor is still the fantasy of choice for many women. And who hasn’t dreamed of hooking up with McSteamy!

 

 

 

5. Firefighters

The men who rush into burning buildings to save women, children, and puppies. Firefighters are the very definition of heroes.

 

 

 

 

6. Highlanders

A man in a kilt and an accent to die for? They aren’t as high on my list as cowboys and outlaws, but what woman hasn’t wondered if they wear anything under the, ultimate in easy access, kilt.

 

 

 

7. Pirates

Bad boys on ships. Tie me to mast and ravish me. Enough said.

 

 

 

 

8. Spies

James Bond may have been around since the 1960’s but he’s still hot. Hooking up with a spy while trying to seduce him into giving up his secrets is a secret fantasy for many women. Spies are suave and debonair and rumored to be great lovers.

 

 

9. Vikings

Another bad boy on a ship. See pirates.

 

 

 

 

 

10. Billionaires

E.L. James brought the billionaire romance into the mainstream with Fifty Shades. What woman hasn’t dreamed of hooking up with a man that has more money than he could ever hope to spend. A man with his own jet who flies her to Paris for a new outfit. And who wouldn’t want to join the mile high sex club?

 

11. Sheik

Billionaires on camels. Kidnapped by a sheik and forced to join his harem? Believe it or not it’s a fantasy many women have. Of course, they always imagine that they’ll convince him to marry her, and get rid of the harem. After all, no woman wants to share her man!

 

 

 

 

 

12. Military

And the last entry on our list. Military men. Navy SEALS are hot! Men who can do anything and know how to kill a man with a pencil. Military men like firefighters are all heroes.

 

 

 

That brings us to the end of my list of hot heroes that women secretly fantasize about. If your hot hero isn’t listed here please leave a comment below.

Nikki Caine writes spicy romance. Check out her short stories on Amazon.

5 Ways To Put The Lust Back In Your Marriage!

5 Ways To Put The Lust Back In Your Marriage!

 

Most of us still remember that first year of marriage when our mates couldn’t keep their hands off of us. Those lazy Saturday afternoons spent in bed and exploring each others bodies. As time goes on and couples settle into the routine of everyday life sex can sometimes take a back seat.

 

 

One of the reasons I write spicy romance is to let couples know that it doesn’t have to be that way. In my Allison and Dean stories they’ve discovered a game that guarantees that spark stays alive.

For those of you that yearn for those glory days of the honeymoon period of marriage these five tips are sure to help put the lust back in your marriage.

1. The Foreign Accent

Want to watch your man sit up and take notice? Greet him at bedtime with a foreign accent. Their are tons of youtube videos on how to fake an accent. Some of the tried and true accents that drive men are French and Russian.

2. Roleplay

Sexual roleplay can be a real turn on for couples. Roleplay doesn’t have to be complicated. You can read Mr. Fixit (free) to see how Allison and Dean started. Learn how to tease him when he’s not watching sports and I guarantee he’ll be taking the trash out faster than a speeding bullet. Make your request in a foreign accent and he’ll make Flash Gordon look like the tortoise in The Tortoise and the Hare.

3. Make Him Snacks For The Big Game.

Men love their sports. Make him a snack plate and bring him a beer, cuddle up next to him, and don’t speak. I know it’s hard, I’m a talker by nature myself, and our jobs as wives aren’t about waiting on our husbands hand and foot. But if it brings a little lust back to life on the commercials I can sacrifice.

4. Let Him Help You Pick Out An Outfit.

I’m not talking about a new sweater and a pair of yoga pants. Men spend their lives living in their imaginations. If you get a Victoria’s Secret catalog, ask him what he thinks about a new piece of lingerie. Or be bold and tell him you think it’d be fun to dress up for him and check out a Halloween costume for adults. Check out Amazon for Adult costumes. Remember some men are bashful, and don’t take it personal. You’ll know when you find one that he likes. Then before you change your mind, order it and surprise him.

5. Start a Journal

Take a page from the Allison and Dean stories and take turns writing a fantasy down in it. Let him go first and before you know it he’ll be putty in your hands.

Follow these 5 tips and put the lust back in your marriage. If you want to see how Allison and Dean began Allison’s Erotic Adventures check out Mr. Fix It on Amazon – it’s free for a limited time.

Nikki Caine writes short spicy stories. Follow her on Twitter.

Proven Secret To Training Your Man!

Proven Secret To Training Your Man!

 

Are Men Really Dogs?

Most people believe that husbands can’t be trained. But husbands do respond to training! In fact one of the first scientific studies highlighting the importance of reinforcement in animal behavior was done with husbands.
The first step to training your husband is to understand him. You have to use really special treats that your husband finds irresistible. Training a husband requires some creativity and patience.
Training your husband has important benefits. You’re stimulating his body and his mind, which helps keep him healthy. And spending time together means you’re strengthening the bond you share. In addition to teaching him fun tricks like wave and fetch, you can also teach him a range of useful behaviors like sit, stay and to come when called. You could even teach your husband to pee in the toilet and flush afterwards!

Use Tasty Treats

The first step is to find a treat that your husband goes crazy for.

• First, make sure you have your husband’s attention. Hold the tasty treat in your fingers right at your husband’s nose. When your husband begins to sniff the treat, slowly move it in an arc from his nose up just over his head between his ears. (Don’t raise it straight up, or you’ll be teaching your husband to stand on his rear legs rather than sit!) Many husbands will follow this arc motion with their eyes and nose, and as their chin raises up and back, point to the burned out lightbulb he’s been ignoring for the past week!

• Second, the instant your husband notices said lightbulb, and you may have to wait, praise him and offer him the treat. If he still doesn’t figure it out on the first try, give him the treat anyway. Over several repetitions of practice, give him a treat each time he gets closer to figuring it out, until he finally changes it.

Use a Clicker

A clicker can make training easier and faster. If you don’t have a clicker, you can use a pen that makes a clicking sound. The instant your husband does the correct behavior, click and then offer a treat. The click lets your husband know the instant he does the right thing, so it helps him catch on faster. Just make sure you click at the exact moment he does the behavior you want, and then give him a treat. Husbands learn through repetition, just like we do, so you’ll need to practice a few times in a row. Keep your training sessions short though—just a few minutes at a time.
While training your husband, keep in mind that husbands respond very poorly to punishment! Rather than learning what behavior not to do, a punished husband usually just learns to run away. Depending on your husband’s temperament, punishment can frighten your husband to the point where he may hide from you and your family members. Punishment creates stress, and stress is one of the most common causes for problem behaviors in husbands,
It’s much easier to train your husband when you reward behaviors you want and offer him more attractive alternatives for behaviors you don’t want. Persuasion, not punishment, is the key to training your husband. If you patiently practice and reward your husband with treats, you’ll soon have a husband who’s working on that honey do list and wagging his tail contentedly.

Nikki

In the first Allison Erotic Adventure book, Mr. Fix It! (free on Amazon), Allison uses something much like this to get her husband Dean to finally fix a leaky sink. Only in this fun spicy story, Dean’s treat is extra hot!!!

 

Secret Romantic Gestures She’s Pleading You To Make!

Secret Romantic Gestures She’s Pleading You To Make!

Keeping the spark alive doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. As a romance writer I’m always on the lookout for sweet romantic gestures that I can work into my stories. The following list showcases some of the things that I personally find romantic, and I’m lucky enough to have a husband who has sprung quite a few of them on me.

 

 

1. Write her a poem

Think your too cool for poetry? Guess again. Women love it when their partner writes them a poem. Yes it may be terrible or hokey. Trust me she won’t care.

2. Cook dinner and cleanup

Women love it when they come home and dinner is made. Pour her a glass of wine and tell her to relax while you cook her favorite meal and she’ll love you forever. Make sure you clean up afterwards – alone. Tell her you’ve got it.

3. Give her a massage

What woman doesn’t love it when her partner gives her a massage?

4. Pack a Picnic

Invest in a picnic basket, pack a blanket, a bottle of wine, and her favorite cheese and take her on a picnic somewhere romantic. Places to go? Try a local lake or park.

5. Mail her a letter

Yes – a real honest to God letter. The kind delivered by the post office. Not an email. When my future husband was in college, he sent me a letter everyday while he was at school two hours away. I rushed home from work everyday to see what the mailman had in store for me. Send her a letter everyday for a month and see how she reacts. Stamps are still relatively cheap!

6. Leave post its everywhere

Yes it sounds kind of hokey. Leave her postits scattered through the house with romantic little saying on them. She’ll love you for it.

7. Take a moonlit walk

Think moonlit walks only happen in the movies? Guess again. Women love walking in the moonlight. Combine this with cooking her dinner and a massage and she’ll be telling all her friends what a wonderful partner you are.

8. Watch her favorite movie and snuggle.

You like adventure flicks and she likes romance movies. Surprise her with her favorite movie and a bag of popcorn, then snuggle up with her and keep your thoughts to yourself if you think it’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever seen. Trust me – she wants to watch it with you.

9. Relive your first date.

Remember the first time you took her out? The way you anticipated it and couldn’t wait for it. Take her out to the same place again, or if it’s no longer there, take her someplace similiar. And if it didn’t go as well as you’d planned this is your chance to do it over again right.

10. Tell her you love her

Women love to hear it. And believe it or not we’re not buying it when you tell us you love us when you’ve done something wrong. You should be telling her you love her everyday anyway, and if you aren’t? Start today.

11. Slow dance

Surprise her with some music and slow dance in the living room. Women love to dance, and we’re tired of waiting for the next wedding reception so we can dance with you.

12. Make a list of everything you love about her.

Make a list of everything you lover about her. It shouldn’t be too hard since she’s already with you. Then put it in a nice card and mail it to her.

13. Ask her about her day

Ask her how her day went and listen to her. And whatever you do don’t tell her how she should’ve handled any problems that came up during her day. She may just need to vent!

14. Send her flowers at work for NO reason.

Women love to get flowers at work no matter what they say. She’ll be the envy of all the other women. Send them on a day that is NOT a special occasion and here’s a hint. On the card tell her its just because you love her.

15. Hold her hand in public.

Be the guy who isn’t afraid to hold her hand in public. You did it when you first started dating. Don’t stop now.

16. Open the door for her.

Yes women are independent today. We still like it when they guy opens the car door for us, or holds the door for us when we go out to eat. Don’t use feminism as an excuse to be a cad. Hold the door for us to show us that you care.

17. Surprise her with a shopping trip.

You don’t have to wait for an anniversary or her birthday to take her shopping. We all know that men for the most part hate shopping. Surprise her and take her anyway.

18. Take her someplace she’s always wanted to go.

I’m not talking about plane tickets for dinner in Paris, although that would be nice! I’m talking about taking her someplace she’s always wanted to go, but hasn’t been to lately – if ever. A museum. A new shop. A restaurant. You know your partner don’t you. Take her someplace she wants to go.

19. Hug her.

Give her a hug because you love her, and hold it for a little longer than you think you should. She’s not your long lost buddy after all. And whatever you do – don’t treat it like the hug from the crazy old aunt that your whole family avoids!

20. Take a day off work and clean the house.

Don’t think cleaning the house and especially the bathrooms is romantic? Women don’t like to do it any more than you do. Take a day off work and clean the house the way she does it. Even better, clean the house, make her dinner and clean up, and then take her on a moonlit walk. She’ll love you forever!

These are twenty of the most romantic gestures I came up with off the top of my head. Leave a comment below and tell me what you think is a romantic gesture.

Nikki Caine writes spicy romantic stories. You can find her on Amazon.