Why I Write Romance

I came across this amazing post today which sums up all of the reasons why I read and write romance. This is everything. I am so glad to have found this author, blogger and kindred spirit in the internet world. Read and Enjoy!

Aurora Rey

Sometimes, I read a book and it profoundly moves me.  This is a beautiful thing, but it comes with some risks.  I’m one of those people who takes things to heart, carries them around and turns them over and over in my mind.  A deeply wrenching tale, or even an intensely suspenseful one, can keep me awake at night, cloud my thoughts for days.  It’s not bad, but it’s exhausting.

Romance is different.  It is, by definition, a hopeful genre.  The stories and characters are ones you either know or want to know.  The ending is predictable, but that’s okay; it is buoyant.  Always.

Despite reading romance–straight and queer–for years, I usually did so secretly, guiltily, or, at the very least, with a dose of self deprecation.  As a woman with a fondness for intellectualism and a graduate degree in English, it felt hypocritical to do otherwise.  Yet.  Yet, the…

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About Avery Rose

I'm a 30-something year old living in my native New York...I adore the city, writing, books, tea, music, long walks and rainbows :) Aaaand What happens to a dream deferred? In my opinion it gets sucked up dry and spat out as a gnarled petrified mass of what the heart used to be...so I'm also coming out as a writer who wrestles with questions of identity, reality, race and even sexuality. I'm having fun finally writing my own story. Feel free to help :)

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