Welcome to my new digs! A bright shiny new website and blog to see in the New Year (a huge Happy New Year to everyone). Things aren’t quite finished around here yet but David at ClickWP has done a fab job setting up the site and soon Reese of Design by Reese will be finalizing the new design. What is finished is that my new website and blog are all dedicated to one thing: Action Romance.
We all know what action is. And we all know what romance is. What I love to read, write and watch is a mash up of the two.
I love watching two people find each other amongst the chaos of an action-packed adventure. Explosions, car chases, gunfights…they’re all fun to watch but the action isn’t really about the biggest bang or the fastest car. What I love is seeing people challenged, up against seemingly impossible odds. Yet, they keep going, keep getting up, keep fighting to do what’s right.
Good action romance is about seeing people stripped back to who they really are underneath. Seeing them band together to fight their demons and defeat the bad guy. Add in a guy and girl falling in love amongst all this and I’m a very happy reader. To me, falling in love is the biggest risk and the biggest adventure.
Lots of people have told me not to write action romance. Not to even put those two words together. But I’ve wanted to write action romance since I started writing! “They” told me not to do it but I believe (hope!) that if I want to read action romance (and have to wade through Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance and Science Fiction Romance to find stories that are action + romance) then there might be some others out there looking for the same thing.
Lots of people have dreams, goals, aims, desires, ambitions and lots of people tell them it can’t be done. You’ll fail. It’ll be a flat-out failure. But sometimes we have to have courage, we have to keep trying, keep getting back up and taking action…just like the action heroes and heroines.
My first stories have had other labels: paranormal romance or science fiction romance, but at their heart they are action mixed with romance. The Anomaly Trilogy (action and romance with a dash of X-Men) is my first real stab at pure action romance. And from now on, all my stories will be full-fledged, pull-no-punches action romance!
The Anomaly Trilogy Boxed Set – out now!
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