Saturday, January 18, 2014

Why my books might not be for you and why I'm okay with it...

Why my books might not be for you and why I'm okay with that...

Not everyone is going to fall in love with my writing and I'm okay with that. I write in first person present point of view. Almost all of my characters are from the south because I'm from the south and my writing reflects this.

My stories contain language, graphic sex, violence and sometimes drug use. All of which can be offensive for some readers.  For example my first book Beautiful Strangers is written in the point of view of a speed addict and it is written to make you feel as though you are chasing the high with her. Many readers have said they felt like they were experiencing the characters high while reading. My bestselling romantic suspense novel I'm with You has self harm and touches on mental health which can be a trigger for some readers.

If you love overly descriptive or wordy written filler then you aren't going to enjoy my writing. I write what I want to read. I am not the type of writer who will tell you the skye was the bluest of blues unless it is important to the story. I'm not going to write about it or waste my time describing something that I myself would want to skim.

Would I love to have everyone who reads my work think it's the greatest thing ever? Of course but I write for entertainment not to win any literary awards. I write real gritty raw romance that is full of angst and heartache. One of the best compliments I have received is on how real my characters are.

I'm still growing and learning each day that I continue to write. One day I hope you take a chance on me and fall in love with the stories I've written and continue to write... But if you don't I'm okay with that.