There’s been witch hunters; there’s been bribery. Coming up are run down estate houses with hidden tunnels lying beneath; not to mention cattle stations and bush fires.
But what could all these things have in common when laced together in the pages of a book?
Romance. Passion. Lust. And love.
When romance readers walk into a book shop or the local library we get an almost giddy feeling in our bellies as we wonder about what wonders we might find waiting for us. Ultimately we all love the romantic story of the hero and heroine falling in love and finding their happily ever after in each other’s arms. Some of us thrive on it, and others dream of one day finding such a thing in their own reality. But then there are others who, like myself, thrive on all the drama that is needed to unfold such heart fluttering tales.
Am I a cross genre author?
Not a chance.
Romance is what has always ignited my heart and guided my hand as I have penned my tales set in the rustic history of Northern Australia. But in amongst the romantic side of the country I was born in there was also a lot of struggles that both tore people apart and brought them together.
This was always the story I wanted to find and read…instead I ended up writing it.
Too many struggles for romance you say?
Look at your own life – has it been free of struggles and torment?
I doubt it.
But your books are fiction, you say, so why do you thrive on the need for a sense of reality?
The answer is quite simple really.
There is a part of me that loves knowing I can create a person’s life, manipulate it almost to the point of destruction, always knowing my characters would survive and that love would conquer all and make everything better and worth it in the end.
After all, is this not why we as avid romance readers read romances of any genre – because we know that as we turn the pages and the end of the book nears, love will always find a way?
Yes I thrive on the drama and mystery and murder that also fills the pages of my books, but the reason I keep writing is for the romance, and for the passion that also fills every chapter. And when the pages end, and I have penned my last word, I have been known to shed a tear or two at the gift of love that had been created.
To me this is the beauty of being an author of romance – to create a love that I wish everyone in this world will find.