Janet Tronstad here sharing a few thoughts on -- that's right -- magic sex. I read a broad range of romance authors (mostly from my local library) and I was reminded again that one of the main differences between secular romance and inspirational romance is what I call 'magic sex.' The hero and heroine in many secular romances today recognize their true love by the simple fact that, out of the hundred or so sexual partners they have had, sex with their true love is somehow magical. It's never been like that before, they all say. So they decide they are in love and the book ends happily ever after. But, I'm sitting there as a reader going, what if they find someone tomorrow who is even sexier than their true love? Is 'magic sex' really a reason to think you're in love? Fortunately, in inspirational romances, authors need to reveal a deeper reason for the hero and heroine to be in love -- some piece of their characters and lives that makes their emotion seem genuine. I like to read (and write) books that have the hero and heroine making a significant change in their lives (usually spiritual) that allows them to come together and make a commitment. Therefore it is the commitment that holds them together. If you think of your favorite romance story, how did those characters know they were in love?