Big changes at Riskies!

We know that secretly everyone is tired of the Regency.

So beginning next week, we’re going to be ahead of the curve by talking about publishing’s new hot romance subgenre, the Paleolithic.

This is such a fabulous era. You’ve got men dressed (scantily) in skins, the finer points (literally) of stone tool construction, exciting bison hunts, great art on cave walls, and romantic scenes around the fireside. Meanwhile, to give you a taste of what’s to come, here’s an excerpt from my WIP, The Flint and the Flower.

Who could he be, this handsome bearded stranger? He lay by the fire, chest heaving, mouth smeared with bison fat. She looked with longing at the rich fur pelt that covered his and wondered whether she should mate with him before or after she took his coverings. His eyes were the color of the sky on a summer’s day when you just knew the foodstuffs would be rich and plentiful and beneath the soil a precious bounty wiggled and twisted.

“Did you do those paintings?” he asked.


“Antelope has …” he folded down fingers, his lips moving. “Too many legs.”

Wordlessly she handed him a grub.

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Leslie Carroll
11 years ago

Poisson d’Avril to you ladies, too! That was hysterical, Janet. But be careful what you wish for! 🙂

11 years ago

Oh, Janet, thank God! I thought it was just me who was tired of the Regency. Wicked dandies, elegant carriages, spendthrift princes, stately homes and fashionable London – feh, who needs `em?

Diane Gaston
11 years ago

Hee hee hee. Great job, Janet.

Louisa Cornell
11 years ago

Gives whole new meaning to the words “Sexy beast!” Giggle! Too funny, Janet!

Jane George
11 years ago

“…the pelt that covered his.” bahahahahaha!

Susanna Fraser
11 years ago


Of course, I can’t be the only woman of my generation who got a big chunk of her sex ed reading Ayla and Jondalar, so…

11 years ago


Elena Greene
11 years ago

LOL, Janet! But the Geico caveman’s not going to be happy…

11 years ago

Good one.
OK, Riskeys, is there a chance we could have a week of tongue in cheek Paleolithic Romance posts? I’d like to see what the rest of you could do with this one.

Evangeline Holland
11 years ago

I always manage to get tripped up by April Fools jokes, even though I am an notorious prankster within my family.

Susan in AZ
11 years ago

No matter when the era, insensitive Jerk is always the art critic! ROFL!