Most people want to do this. They feel a compelling force telling them to repay the niceties that they were shown. As a romance writer I feel this coming from several different directions.
I want to give back to an industry that has seen me through some hard times. Real life is not all heroes and roses. No. Some times reality sucks. But if you pick up a romance novel you have a four or five-hour (if you read fast like me) escape into a world you know will end in happily ever after. I try to give back to the industry by writing books that will see someone else through a monstrous reality. Give them a few hours of piece.
I also want to give back to the writers who have helped me along the way. There are two many to count. I can remember when I just started out I asked the wrong questions of some big named authors. You know that salary question you are never suppose to ask…uhmmm year I asked it of quite a few big named NY bestselling authors. A couple were polite and other just didn’t answer. Those few who answered I know were going up and beyond the norm. So when I receive that email I don’t think…How rude!…No I am thinking that this person could use some guidance and where is the best place that I know they can learn it? I am not at a point to take on any mentees but when I have enough books under my belt I will be a mentor to up and coming writers.
And now for the big part of giving back. I hope that with every book I write and publish I am giving the readers who spend their hard earned money on me exactly what they are craving. I hope my books chase them from the beginning to the end in a breathless way. I hope that when they reach the end they want to go back over it and read it again. I hope I have left them feeling that whatever situation they are in there is some type of happily ever after out there for them too.
And now my current form of giving back. My New Release:
A Chance Encounter
Heather Crane makes a living helping couples become trios. After a chance encounter with the Grey brothers, she’ll put her knowledge of threesomes to personal use. Julian and Lucian Grey want Heather for what she is. But they must learn who she is to truly understand the treasure they’ve found.
Visit www.cobblestone-press.com to pick up your copy!
~Addictive Erotic Romance You Can’t Resist~