The Bad Boy of Romance on Why he writes romance + giveaway!
The Bad Boy of Romance on Why he writes romance
I’m pretty much the epitome of male. I have beautiful hair, I listen to heavy metal, I wear a kilt, I throw whips, I am a brother of the high end (tobacco) leaf, and a fine fan of the grape and grain. I flirt heavily and I’m not ashamed. Yes, I am the perfect specimen of male.
Career of choice: Erotic Romance Author
Romance is a manly genre! Study Paranormal romance, you’ll find it’s definitely manly. Where else can you have alpha males who have hot sexual encounters and at the end, get the girl all while exploring not just kinky sex but many times a plethora of powers they’re developing? Kerrilyn Sparks, Christina Dodd, (especially her Darkness Chosen series) Christine Feehan, Rebecca York, all have common elements in their stories. Men are men, and not little sissy boys. These men are in charge of their own lives and that’s how they want it, until the hot girl comes along and wrecks things for them by being hot.
Our gender cannot be faulted for having eyes and recognizing perfection when we see it.
Still though, why this genre?
I mean, it can’t be all about the sex, can it? Other genres in fiction possess heroes that are dashing, conquering, may or may not be super human, right? Sure they do. But they BORE ME! I need stories about people and situations, not just the one or the other.
Somewhere in the period between starting a writing career and where I was a year later, I’d devoured the Harlequin BLAZE line. About the same time I got my hands on Laurel K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series and from then on, my reading and writing changed in the direction of erotic romance. At RWA Nationals, in 2009 Diane Whiteside told me she was glad to see I’d made the shift. Coming from someone who knew me and respected me as I did them, it almost made me cry.
Self-esteem issues, I had plenty. But in the worlds I created, my characters could possess some of my traits and grow while I felt I couldn’t. Writing romance gave me an outlet for all the anger and pent up rage I had in my life at the time. I could put my characters in the world I was in, change the game a little and viola, have a happily ever after. I still have that pent up rage and anger but I’m much less self destructive now.
How have romance novels impacted your life?
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