Hello my lovelies! Another fabulous author visiting with us on a Tuesday for special birthday month posts! As in … just superloading it. Because dude – the world has lost its shit. Or at least, my world. However, the wonderful Cynthia Eden is here! And she was fabulous and wrote an original post for us! Whee!
I can confess—quite easily—that I am addicted to romance novels. I’ve been addicted to them for most of my life. Maybe it’s the happy endings. The fairytale promise of love everlasting. That promise sure gets me each time!
But the romances that I read (and write) aren’t sweet, light tales. The heroes and heroines have to fight for their happy endings. Hey, if something is worth having, you have to fight for it, right? I enjoy watching characters overcome their obstacles in the pages of books. The heroes and heroines become stronger through their struggles, and I just find myself rooting more and more for them.
I will gladly read romance novels about vampires. About werewolves. About Greek gods or fallen angels. I can read about the boy next door or the rich CEO who is about to crumble for love. Paranormal, contemporary, historical—I’ll take them all, please. I’m a firm believer in variety being the spice of life, and when it comes to my romance novels, I’m all about reading different sub-genres. BUT…there is one thing that my books must have (and this just circles back to my addiction)—the promised happy ending.
Let’s be honest. All too often, real life sucks. There is sadness, there is death, there is heart break. When I open the pages of a romance novel, I want to know that things will end differently for the characters there. I want to know that happiness wins, love wins—and my romance novels never let me down on that promise.
In my latest release, Avenging Angel, I certainly put plenty of obstacles in the paths of my hero and heroine. My heroine, Marna, is a fallen angel who has recently lost her wings. She’s now in the mortal realm, helpless and desperate. But she isn’t alone. Because the hero of the story, a fierce shifter named Tanner, is by her side. Through the darkness and the danger, he is there, every step of the way. He is willing to fight for her. Heck, the guy is even willing to die for her, in order to prove to Marna that he can be the man she needs.
Ah, true love. It can be a wild and desperate (but beautiful!) thing.
But what about you? Are you addicted to romance novels? Is there a particular sub-genre that you prefer to read? Or, like me, do you enjoy a variety? One random commenter will be picked to win a $15 Amazon.com gift card.
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