My name is Aris. Aris is pronounced (heiress) and I'm not sure what the meaning is. Several years ago, when I was asked what my name meant, I replied that Aris was a Greek Sexx Goddess (what can I say I'm a romance writer). Unfortunately, my husband happened to be near, he looked over at me, rolled his eyes, and said very loudly "I wish". I've moved on to another story, which happens to be true. I was born in the seventies to a pair of hippies, real hippies. Having said that, I think I got off lucky with the name Aris. It could have been much worse, Fruit Stand or something like that. So, Aris it is.
It sounds like an easy question, huh. Well, I was doing an interview the other day and when asked what is romance I has to sit and think about it for awhile. The longer I thought about it the more difficult it became for me to answer the question.
There are so many layers to romance. Romance is emotional, physical, and spiritual. Sometimes it’s eternal (just read my book Across Eternity) and sometime is temporary. If asked, I would think for male and female their definition would vary greatly. For women romance may be a gesture (appreciation, acknowledgement, or simple everyday gestures), for men it may be physical (a hug, kiss, or making love).
To have romance must you have love?Must you have intimacy?
Here’s what I do know, when one is experiencing romance it defiantly feels good. It’s a pleasure like no other. Perhaps that’s why I love writing about it.