Monday, April 29, 2013


When I decided to write Love's Vengeance I wanted to find a different angle. I didn't want the old tired formula of a man being forced to marry some often beholden, downtrodden or meek woman who he would treat like crap and then magically change his mind about at the end of the book. And SHE to somehow fall for the guy for no apparent reason. I didn't want the whole mistaken identity or accidental defiling of the heroine which again, makes for an entire book of misunderstandings.
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My story is full of a lot of humor, fun scenes, characters who are loveable and a hero and heroine who are obviously crazy about each other. Stephen Colter is a 1700th century rock star. He has always just needed to show up to get the girl. He has bedded more women than he can remember. He isn't looking for love. Desiree is naïve and comes from a sheltered home. She has been given way too much freedom in her life and she doesn't know the first thing about real men, although she is eager to be romantically courted and wooed.
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YES Desiree makes a huge mistake by trying out her womanly wiles while alone with a man in his private quarters. A man who has passionately lusted after her.
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YES Stephen makes a bigger mistake and seduces Desiree into submitting to him and takes her innocence. He is gentle and loving and afterward he is shattered when he loses Desiree because of it. The forced submission quickly became a passionate love scene which Desiree later refuses to admit. It is the catalyst for the conflict but not so bad that it cannot be overcome. I wanted the conflict to be real and to come from passion, on both sides. I wanted the heartfelt, intelligent arguments and when they get it figured out, I wanted the  romantic love to bloom. I wanted them both to be able to say all those things to each other that typical stories cannot allow because then the story would be over. I enjoyed writing those love scenes and so many sweet moments they share during their early romance, when they both pour out their innermost feelings to each other.
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I also wanted the story to get very dark and twisted. We watch sweet and naïve Desiree become manipulative, hurtful and everything she has always despised in other women. Her treachery will nearly destroy Stephen. 
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