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When reading, your heart should pound as if you're prey and race in anticipation of a kiss…

"A great book increases my heartbeat, as if I’m prey, melts my insides in anticipation of a first kiss, and immerses me in its depths, never letting go." Me (an avid reader, long before I was a writer)

Ahhhisn’t that the truth?

I love to read from all POVs--well, to a point, I still don't like head-hopping, but one or two in a chapter, as long as it's clear who's speaking, is okay with me, as I want to feel the characters' thoughts--ALL of them.

So my goal as a writer is to put you inside the head of the protagonist and the proverbial bad guy’s head. Why? Because I believe you invest even more of yourself as a reader into the story if you know why the characters are doing what they are doing. At least, as a reader, I've always enjoyed diving into the bad guy's head, understanding why he's doing what he's doing, and yes, I'm not opposed to the bad guy actually being a woman.

They may be the bad guy, but they still live and work in a real world--even if it's a fictional world. I mean, how many times have you heard on the news, "He was such a nice guy..." or "I can't believe she would do something like that..." or "We used to bar-b-q with them..."

In my opinion, realistic actions, thoughts, and desires--from ALL of the characters--help you disappear into a story.

No, I won't make you read every minute of the character’s day, but I want to make sure you know their thoughts behind their actions, why they do what they do, feel their pain when they’re hurt, smile when they smile, and even release a sigh of contentment when they do.

Until next time, happy reading!


Thank you for stopping by my place and reading my musings. Remember, these are just my opinions and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. If you have questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section, and I promise you I will answer.  If you’re curious about what I write, please visit one of my author pages, where you can read all about my novels and short stories. And hey, I’ll even give you a free book just for stopping by.

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