I was up pretty late last night with one of my critique partners and we were talking about the lack of ordinary Janes and Joes in books. You know what I mean. So often our heroes are rich CEO or financiers or they are swashbuckling soldiers, SEALS or Rangers. Heck, I even have a firefighter book coming soon.
But what's the deal with this? Where have the waitresses and school teachers gone? Why don't we have a few heroines here and there who flip burgers at Mickey D's. I mean, we would connect with these people struggling to make a living, wouldn't we?
They are ordinary women looking for love just like the rest of us and unfortunately they are scarce these days in women's fiction. I don't know about you guys but I would love to read a book about the waitress who finds love with the rough, tough carpenter or auto mechanic. I've seen a few of them lately but not enough, let me tell ya.
I've actually been toying with the idea of doing a series of stories about modern day oil field hands. Roughnecks, Drillers and Roustabouts. I mean, why not?
Also getting a bit tired of reading heroines who are supermodels, actresses or just outrageously beautiful. Isn't ordinary good enough for us anymore?
Okay. Nuff of my rant. Just sayin', ya know. Why don't we keep things more real? Most women aren't a size two with perfectly formed features. Most guys don't have thick swatches of silky hair, perfect abs and pecs, and drive Jags. What's wrong with a little reality? Our readers might just enjoy that for a change.
Kudos to Kelley on the release of Caliente, a multi author anthology available at Parker Publishing. WOOHOO, Kell!!!
When a girl wants Hot and Spicy she finds herself a Latin Lover.
In J.M. Jeffries’s Partners in Crime Vincent Mendoza is a CIA agent in charge of his first mission. He must liberate some top secret documents and he turns to jailed cat burglar Cleo Harris to help him. To gain her freedom, she must help the sexy agent. Little does Vincent know that the beautiful thief will steal his heart in the process?
In Monique Lamont’s Instructing Layla Marcelo Alcindor can’t believe after six years his old dance partner Layla Washington is back in his life needing his help. To win a dance contest, reteams with her ex lover promising herself she will not let the passion they feel for dance lead to the bedroom again. But Marcelo teaches Layla that love is the greatest dance of all.
In Kelley Nyrae’s Wanting Mia Two months ago Mia Hamilton spotted a handsome man she wanted for a weekend fling, but he turned her down. Antonio Rojas has wanted Mia from the first moment he saw her, but he was other wised engaged until recently. He finds the object of his desire determined to make her his and he not taking no for an answer.
In Simone Harlow’s Julia’s Second Act Once hot Hollywood agent, Julia Wade’s career is on a downward spiral. Not so A-list actor Matt Valdez is trying to recharge his career, but all he seems to be interested is his sexy new agent. She trying to get him noticed and he wants to get her into his bed. Who will win in this battle of the hearts?