For a long time, I was content to explore this enticing world through books. Then, wow – I found out it can happen in real life. I met my husband, who showed me that all those wonderful, magical feelings described in the books are real. Hey, what d’ya know, fiction really IS based in reality.
Once that particular dream came true, it was like Pandora’s Box opened… if I could have that dream, why not the one I’d hidden away in that quiet corner of my mind… the one about putting those stories dancing around in my head onto paper (or computer screen) and writing my own romances? It took awhile. Workshops and classes, voraciously devouring every how-to book I could buy, studying the market and finding my niche, to say nothing of my voice. Throw in those little distractions like life, children and such… but the dream started taking life.
Once I joined RWA I found another form of magic. Camaraderie, support and friendships that have touched my heart. The dream is blooming. Over the years, I’ve served in multiple offices and positions in my various RWA chapters, taught workshops and mentored some amazing writers on their journey. All of this gave strength to my dream, and has kept it grounded. I’ve hit the USA Today bestseller list multiple times now, as well as the New York Times bestseller list-and it’s been completely amazing! With over 30 books launched so far, I’m excited to continue sharing my stories and so happy that more readers are finding them.
I do have other dreams that I’m happily tending: my own real-life hero husband and our two children. Our Northern California home, an ode to ideas and obsessive redecorating/remodeling. Good thing my hero is handy with a saw. Gardening, scrapbooking, crafting and an incredibly supportive family round things out. Along with homeschooling our children and writing, I work from home with my Intuitive Consulting business. I would love to hear from you.
I have to say that so far of Tawny’s Seals series, Scavenger will have to be right up there in my top 5 with Romeo… I loved his sense of duty and that he fought even his own family to continue being who he is. At times I found him to be a bit on the dense side I won’t lie, but I think it was his lack of dealing with a woman and a relationship to be the problem. He doesn’t realize that what he is feeling is something special and I think its cute. His sense of honor and protect is great and shows strongly at one point. I have to say though that a part of me identified a loved one who is in the military with Scavenger… the attitude of everything is ok when everyone else around him is worried felt so close to home. Now Lark broke my heart at times. So darn self sacrificing. Thinking she had to give up who she was because of guilt and a strange sense of duty to someone who isn’t around anymore. And the things she had to deal with in a short time period makes it no wonder she reacts the way she does.
I give this book 5 sexy kisses…
Happy Reading… Adri