The season of romance is in the air, or at least Valentine’s Day is not to far away. Romance has never been my favorite genre to read, though I have to say I’ve read my share throughout the years, my favorite being Scruples by Judith Krantz, which I’ve read a few times. It’s quite the entertaining story.
Then there’s a Harlequin Romance my High School English Teacher, Cathleen Galitz, wrote The Cowboy Who Broke The Mold, which I only read because I know her, but I have to say it was one of the better that I’ve read.
And that’s where I stop because I can’t remember the names of the others I’ve read. The one thing I’ve noticed about the genre is that, to me, it’s very cheesy. I know it sells a tons of books, and many authors write these stories. I’ve tried to write romance a few times, but never succeeded, though there are elements in them.
Dreamwalker: The Second Plain is technically a love story, and if you pay attention when reading it, you will definitely see it through the bizarro horror. The Circus Tarot Trilogy, while themed in the magical world of the Circus Tarot, is about Darrin looking to rescue his wife, Mary, from the terrors found there. Even Hunger has romantic scenes, but the one book of mine that was intended to be the crown jewel of romance is Hydrangeas on the Lanai.
Hydrangeas on the Lanai is about Alexis Bardeaux, who lost her husband, Cole, and parents under suspicious circumstances. Yes, Cole cheated on her, which she gave him excuses for, she loved him with all her heart. The night she learned that he was killed was a pivotal moment in her life, and some reading her story will think that she had a mental break; always a possibility, though I’m not going to say one way or the other on the subject.
When Gabe Parsons invites her to come back to Parsons Manor for a visit, she is relieved that she will be in the company of friends who will help her through troubled times. She hadn’t been there since her family moved from the estate when she was a child, and hadn’t seen Gabe after his father sent him to boarding school in Europe. Though she wrote him many unanswered letters, he continued to have a fond spot in her heart.
The moment she arrives, Alexis quickly learns that her childhood home is filled with secrets. As events escalate, a mystery man steps in, telling her everything about Parsons Manor and the truth about the mysterious deaths. This man had loved her since the moment he’d laid eyes on her, and would do anything he can to have her by his side.
In honor of romance, I’ve put Hydrangeas on the Lanai on sale for 99cents on Amazon. Here’s the link HYDRANGEAS ON THE LANAI. The sale ends on February 28, 2018, so head on over to Amazon and get your copy today.