True Love Sees No Color and No Bounds, the story behind writing my first book by M.J. Kane! Plus, Read M.J.'s Entire Multicultural Women's Fiction Series Free with Kindle Unlimited!
Embarking on the journey of writing my first novel was a tumultuous adventure filled with trepidation and excitement. Armed with nothing but passion, and driven by my Muse, the process started. The choice was clear - I would create a narrative where love blossoms beyond the barriers of race and color, echoing my personal belief that love knows no bounds.
Ebony Campbell, my heroine, is a strong, goal-oriented black woman. A twist of fate throws her into an unexpected whirlpool of emotions, making her question the path she meticulously planned for herself. As an African-American author, the obvious choice for a hero would seem to be a black man, but creativity took the reins, leading me to envision a different, captivating romantic interest.
During the narrative's inception, I stumbled upon the character of Brian Young - a charismatic, white man with blue eyes that seemed to see right through Ebony's strong exterior. Brian, defying stereotypes with his compassionate nature, became the pillar Ebony didn’t know she needed.
Determined to infuse authenticity into the interracial relationship of Ebony and Brian, extensive research became my ally. Exploring stories of real-life interracial couples, delving into statistics, and absorbing the nuanced experiences of people in such relationships, became stepping stones in crafting a story that resonated with realism and heartfelt emotions.
A Heart Not Easily Broken focuses not just on the racial aspect but also navigates through the couple’s individual journeys and collective experiences. It shines a light on love’s ability to triumph over societal norms and personal insecurities, painting a canvas where colors blend seamlessly, fostering a beautiful relationship.
Even today, the world behind closed doors whispers judgments, and skepticism looms around interracial relationships. However, my story encourages embracing love beyond color lines, emphasizing that happiness blossoms where love is nurtured, irrespective of societal norms.
The positive reception and heartwarming reviews from readers, including those who found a piece of their truth in Ebony and Brian’s journey, remain the treasures of this writing adventure. A Heart Not Easily Broken is not merely a tale of love but a reflection of life’s ability to surprise us with the beauty found in unexpected places.
Discover this journey of love, overcoming societal judgments and personal fears, in the vivid pages of A Heart Not Easily Broken - where love knows no color. Learn More on Amazon.com, or Read an Excerpt.
Why We Love Reading Paranormal Romance by Carmen DeSousa - Plus, Grab a Free Paranormal Romance Bestseller!
Paranormal romance is a subgenre of romance that combines elements of fantasy, science fiction, and horror with romantic relationships. These books often feature supernatural creatures such as vampires, werewolves, angels, demons, shape-shifters, and/or magical powers, alternate worlds, and mythological beings. They can range from light and playful to dark and intense, and appeal to a wide audience of readers.
We enjoy paranormal romance novels, both as a form of escapism and as a way to explore our own emotions and desires.
First, paranormal romance novels offer a chance to escape from the mundane and the ordinary. These books provide a rich and imaginative world where anything is possible, and readers can experience adventures and encounters that are beyond their everyday lives. Whether it's fighting against evil forces, discovering hidden abilities, or falling in love with a mysterious and enigmatic hero/heroine, paranormal romance novels provide a sense of excitement and wonder that can be hard to find in the real world.
Second, paranormal romance novels often feature strong and complex characters who are capable, independent, and confident. These characters are often the main protagonists and the driving force behind the story, and they are portrayed as intelligent, resourceful, and determined. They may have to overcome challenges and adversity, but they are always resilient and brave, and they never give up on their goals or their loved ones. Through these characters, readers can see themselves reflected and empowered, and they can find role models and inspiration for their own lives.
Third, paranormal romance novels often deal with themes and issues that are relevant and relatable. These books can explore relationships, family, friendships, self-discovery, identity, and personal growth in a way that is meaningful and poignant. They can also delve into social and cultural issues such as gender roles, sexism, racism, and discrimination, and offer a commentary on these issues through the lens of the supernatural. By reading paranormal stories, we can not only get lost in a different world, but also gain insights and perspectives on our own lives and the world around us.
Fourth, paranormal romance novels can provide a sense of emotional satisfaction and fulfillment. These books often focus on the development of romantic relationships, and they usually have a happy ending where the main characters find love and happiness. While the romance may be unconventional and may involve obstacles and conflicts, it is always passionate, intense, and genuine. Through these stories, we can experience the thrill and the joy of falling in love and feel a sense of emotional connection and validation.
Finally, paranormal romance novels can offer a sense of community and belonging. These books have a large and dedicated fan base, and many readers enjoy discussing and debating their favorite books and characters with others. There are also many online groups, forums, and blogs where readers can share their thoughts, opinions, and experiences, and find like-minded people who share their interests and passions. By joining this community, we can feel a sense of belonging and support, and we can find a place where we can be ourselves and express ourselves freely.
So what do you say?
What do you like or not like about paranormal romance?
Personally, I want to believe, the reason I set my paranormal stories in our world. They could be your neighbor or the employee sitting across from you. When you read my paranormal books, I want you to wonder: "What if?"
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