Me: Do you think my new story POISON DANCE is a romance?
Husband: (tearing eyes away from computer) …. sure
Me: Do you think POISON DANCE is a bodice ripper?
Husband: … sure
Me: You’re not even listening, are you?
Husband: Well, I’ve read very few romances, and very few bodice rippers, so I wouldn’t know.
Me: Well, MIDNIGHT THIEF has romance in it, but it’s mostly an adventure story. But in POISON DANCE the central point of the story *is* their romance.
Husband: Fine then, it’s a romance.
Me: (grinning) You know what that means?
Me: Naked male torso on the cover!
Husband: (rolls eyes) Fine….. (Begins to take off shirt.)
Me: (collapses into hysterical laughter)
Husband: Wait, what’s so funny?