It's coming! Soon!!!
I have to smile at the mention of Happy Ever Afters, because when men ask me what I write about, I say romance, and then invariably the comment is made, "Happy ever afters." Thankfully, they smile, and don't say it in a demeaning way.
I smile broadly and admit it. I'm a sucker for happy ever afters. Always have been. Always will be.
Even when I write a little darker, my daughter says, "Mom, you always have rainbows in your stories. You can't write completely dark."
At first, I was taken aback. I thought I could write anything my heart desired. But then, I came to realize that's just me. And I see nothing wrong in that.
I was reading a book by an author I much admire, and I was truly disappointed because her writing had taken such a dark tone with no levity any longer. We read what we expect to read, so readers can expect to read the serious side of me, the adventurous, and the humorous. Because they come hand in hand.
My father and mother and me had a quirky sense of humor. We cried when my dad had his stroke, but on the other hand, while he was in the hospital, we made light of his condition--which helped him immensely in overcoming the scariness of his loss of control. We teased him about the blue pill the doctor had given him, that it wasn't to make him fight the depression, but truly was Viagra.
And he felt better for it. Not for the pill, but because we made him laugh about using Viagra at a time like that.
I don't want to feel down after I read a book. I don't want to cry and feel there was no hope for the characters, real or otherwise, in the story.
I want Happy Ever Afters. Life is too short to read only downers for me. Or to write them.
Give me a good romance that ends well, and I'm on top of the world.
And this just in:
Dreaming of the Wolf
Sourcebooks, Dec 1 2011, $6.99
In Breckenridge, Colorado, pack sub leader (to his older brother) Jake Silver stops at Cliffside Art Gallery to leave his latest popular photographs. However, the gallery is closed until later in the morning due to a family emergency. With time to waste, he notices a beautiful woman acting suspiciously before entering a restaurant. Jake follows her inside as she piqued his wolf. However, a brute accosts her and other brutes are outside. Unable to sit idly by, Jake enters the fray. He extracts her from the mess without a fight for now.
Alicia Greiston explains she is a bounty hunter after Danny Massaro and Mario Constantine as this case involves the mobsters who arranged the murder of her mother. Attracted to one another, Jake joins Alicia’s quest. As they fall in love, they face the mob. At the same time the lovers wonder if they survive the gauntlet will their love endure too.
The latest exhilarating urban romantic werewolf thriller (see heart of the Highland Wolf) is a great entry starring a fabulous duet battling against mob goons. Filled with an intriguing paranormal twist, the queen of werewolf dramas Terry Spear provides a powerful tale as she makes her mythos seem real due to the author’s blending of wolf pack culture into a great tale of love and war.
Have a super Sunday!
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