In the real world, I’ve always been a champion for the underdogs.
In the real world, I guess it is not surprise that I married a man who now teaches a class he created called, Crossroads – a class designed to help students understands differences in others, specifically differences of race, religion and sexual orientation.
So, in the real world, in my house, we discuss injustices and prejudices such as racism, weightism, etc. a lot.
In the real world, the idea of stereotypes gets under my skin, and I have a real problem with uninformed people who would rather remain ignorant and judge others than to learn about or exercise an ounce of compassion toward a fellow human being who doesn’t look, think or act as they do. Let me also proudly mention that my husband just earned his doctoral degree, writing a dissertation that in part investigated how compassion could be taught in a classroom. It is possible if people would just listen. I mean *sighs* can’t we all just get along?
Stepping down off my soapbox, these ‘real world’ (are you sick of hearing that word yet? LOL) ideals and feelings often make brief appearances in my writing, but in my latest novel, the plot idea gave them more of a showing. Getting inspiration from an online computer game I heard a wife complaining that her husband played, I came up with a combined paranormal/fantasy world where sorcerer’s and wizards didn’t get along due to the differences in their magic.
In a world like this, I was able to show the evolution of a hero and heroine, ones who could, when forced to work together, try to find a way to overcome their stereotypes to make way for attraction. Although, as we know from said real world, the romance of such individuals is not easy when family and friends, their prejudices, continue to get in the way.
So you see how my real world ideals creped into my paranormal one, how, dare I say, some of my own thoughts were easier to spout off given my main characters were all paranormal :) No, the story isn’t all doom and gloom or even preaching, but a lot of action and magic, sexual tension and family quarrels, spells and even sexual magick – the real world just seeps through in a couple of poignant lines. *giggles* Was bound to happen, right?
Irreconcilable Differences, a novel
In a world where wizards and sorcerers do not get along due to differences in their magic, sorcerer, Aaron is hired to guard the wizard, Myleana. However, the attraction between them once locked in an unusual lab under his own wall of protection ignites in otherworldly ways.
When they come under attack and all they believed in becomes questionable, will these two remain separated by their world's prejudices? Will the lies, betrayals and opinions of even their own families stand in the way of the alchemy of sex, especially when sorcery and wizardry come into play?
Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal/Fantasy (wizard and sorcerer), Erotic, Romantic Suspense
Adult Content Warnings: Explicit Graphic Language and Sexual Magic
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