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What is it with this pictures that just speaks romance? I don’t know about you, but it tugs at my heart strings and fulfills every romantic notion in me. A handsome knight vanquishes the beast at his feet as he rescue’s a fair damsel in distress. Truly, what is there not to love?

I am a true romantic at heart and believe in that happily ever after ending to every story. I better, considering my passion for writing. As a romance author, it’s my job to pull my reader’s into the world I’m building with my characters. I want those readers to become vested in the journey that make up my character’s lives and to give them that I’m-sitting-on-the-edge-of-my-seat-heart-pounding-action as they wait for what I have in store for them next. I want them to feel the tension of my characters when they glance at each other from across a room, or experience the first zing that sends a current of sensation racing up their spine at their first touch, the anticipation of when they lose their breath as their lips touch. I want them to laugh, cry, cheer, and even yell out at the injustice of it all. If I do my job right, you dear reader, will be living right there with those characters and I hope I’ve made you “sigh.”

The reason why I write historical romance is because I love to read historical romances. From medieval knights storming the castle walls to rescue a damsel in distress, to Dukes and their ladies in Regency England, to ladies of today traveling back in time to find the one man who sets their hearts to flight no matter the century they live in. I’ve been reading romance novels since I was a teenager so it was only natural I would write in this same genre.

In today’s world, a sense of chivalry takes on a different form but it’s just as much appreciated now as it was in days long since passed. I, for one, am always thankful when a gentleman opens the door for me and flowers are always a pleasant surprise. I suspect one day (when the time is right and hopefully before the second coming) the next man will eventually show up in my life who will fill the rest of my days with the kind of love I’ve always been looking for. My son tells me that apparently in order for me to meet said man I need to get out more and get away from all this writing I’ve been doing for the last several years. Otherwise, he’ll never find me. I only laugh and respond that my knight in shining armor should already know where I live!

Until this magnificent knight shows up to sweep me off my feet, I’ll continue to write about those men who make my heart go pitter patter. Hopefully, you’ll fall in love with those handsome rakes too. It’s why I write and I hope I’ve tempted with you with my work so you’ll come back for more. It’s been one heck of a journey so far with my fourth novel about to be published in July 2015. Thank you for joining me on this crazy yet wonderful ride!