Tuesday, January 9, 2024

2T Repeat Performance - why I write what I write

I've done a number of blog tours over the years, posting on different sites. Now I'm bringing them to you!

Originally published August 29, 2012 for Pretty Opinionated

I’m halfway through an amazing virtual book tour for my new release Biting Oz, with the awesome Promotional Book Tours. I’d like to pause for a moment to tell people why I write what I write.

I write romance because I love the attraction leading to a deep relationship. It fascinates and energizes me. I write explicit sex because as a reader I’ve felt too often euphemisms like “core” are thrown in without a lot of thought. Hey, my core is my heart or my soul, not my lady parts. I write action because I enjoy it. I write vampires because I adore strong males and vampires are the ultimate alphas. I write humor because I see the world through glasses set slightly askew.

My goal is to take the reader away for a while. I still hear that old bath oil commercial “Calgon, take me away!” when I say that :) I consider my books to be less an escape and more a safe place. Sure, I work very hard to make the stories fun. But more. There are people who have been badly hurt by life. For them, even the brush of a negative emotion can be like a severe blow. So in the Biting Love stories I craft each emotionally-charged moment like a puff of air. Most people will say, nice breeze, but to me, there’s a difference between light and deliciously delicate.

What else? Well, there’s always a theme but I’m never hammering a message. There are some heart-stopping moments and some squirm-in-your-chair ones too. But by the finish of the book you should wind up feeling good about things, and find something to cheer about at the end.



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