Thank you, Angela, for allowing me to stop by your blog today and write about why I write romance.
I can’t tell you how often I’ve been asked why I write romance—why not mystery, or suspense?
The answer is simple. I’m a diehard romantic. I love reading romance. Even in the young adult genre, which I also love reading. I’ve been reading romance since I was a kid. I even wrote a romantic story when I was in the fourth grade. Though, at the time, I didn’t realize I would eventually publish anything like a novel. I’m not an expert on romance, that’s for sure, but I do write from the heart.
I’ve had my heart broken more than once, going back all the way to my very first crush in grade school.
I love writing from the male point of view, too. This way, I can manipulate and mold the male character into what I think is the perfect male. Of course, my perfect male might be different from everyone else’s but I think it works well in my stories.
When I first told a couple good friends that I wanted to write, they asked, “What kind of writing?”
I knew immediately it would be romance. That is what I like to read. I would say that almost every book I read, even some of the horror, mystery and suspense novels I read have a bit of romance in them.
Some people say, “Write what you know.” I would think that could be pretty limiting in some cases. I have written from my own experiences and do put a little of me and real situations into a few scenes I have written, not only in Whisper Cape, but in my other works as well. In fact, I would have to say that there is a bit of me in almost every female character I write. I’m by no means an expert in any field, but I did and do know what it feels like to be in love. I know what lust feels like too, which in my opinion, is necessary to be in love.
Writing what you know shouldn’t be a prerequisite for writing. Not with the internet available for research, but you still need to be careful to get your information from a reliable resource. To make it believable, the most important thing is, I believe you should always write from your heart.
Thank you again for having me and thanks for reading.
You can catch Regan tomorrow at http://ramblingsofananonymousreader.blogspot.com for an Interview and review of Whisper Cape
Then on Feb 21, at http://www.myfictionnook.com/ where she’ll talk about what inspired her to write Whisper Cape.
Feb 22, She’ll be at the Book Whisperer www.book-whisperer.blogspot.com, revealing her top ten Birthday wish list.
And last on her tour, Feb 23, come to Anna’s Read Between the Lines blog, where there is a Birthday Surprise giveaway!
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Escape to a world where the impossible becomes possible.
WHISPER CAPE is a town of secrets and Addison MacKenna soon becomes tangled in a web of them. Plagued with nightmares of her father’s sudden and brutal death, Addie struggles with her anguish and refuses to believe his demise was accidental.
Fighting to shake off one of those devastating early morning nightmares, Addison finds it even harder to escape from the vision of a man lying on the side of the road—a man she may have just killed. When she frantically tries to locate him, he seemingly disappears, just the beginning of strange occurrences in her life. She also cannot ignore the weird sensations in her own body. Suddenly, the impossible seems possible, but is that a blessing or a curse?
Believing that her continual and worsening nightmares are both the key to her own new abilities and the clue to her father’s death, Addie knows she will not rest until she has the answers she craves. As she strives to cope with her new remarkable talents, someone else learns of her abilities—a disgruntled maniacal psychopath with his own agenda that involves eliminating Addie. The only one who can protect her, instruct her in the use of her powers and teach her how to destroy the murderous monster is the same man who makes Addie’s heart race and her blood heat with passion. The same man she’d left for dead.
Cael Sheridan may be arrogant and mysterious but he’s also undeniably gorgeous. A member of a secret society, he is sworn to protect the woman he believes to be the daughter of his recently murdered mentor. In the process, he finds it impossible to resist her magnetic sensuality, complicating his efforts to shield and guide her as she learns to manage her newly acquired skills. At the same time, Addison has much to teach him about trust and commitment. Fate has brought them together, but will it make them stronger or destroy them both in end?