Day 4: "Vampires, Vikings, And Romance, Oh My!"

Please help us welcome Faith V. Smith to the blog…

These are a few of my favorite things when it comes to romance and the paranormal. Since I picked up my first romantic read decades ago, I have been mesmerized by the romance genre. The more I read, the more I wanted to delve into worlds unknown. Time travels quickly became one of my favorites, as did historical romance, and then I found the world of vampires.

I’m such a chicken, I won’t watch scary stuff on television, so I wasn’t sure if I could get into a world of fangs, but I did. Not only did I enjoy reading about vampires, I decided to write a vampire romance myself. No, it did not sell at first, but I was still intrigued by the possibility of hot men, paranormal abilities, and the soul mate bond.

The bond is something for me that has to be present in every form of romance. I don’t care how many times the guy loses the girl; I want them to overcome all obstacles in the name of love. Life can be hinky, and when I read as well as write, I want to see the happy ever after come shining through the pages. To be taken away from everyday trials and troubles.

Life is uncertain and that is why I love to move characters around on pages—at least when they allow me to, sometimes they have a mind of their own.

Just remember your heart can be an open book just like a romance novel. We can dream, hope, love, and ultimately live our lives. Romance writers and readers have the best of both worlds. We can explore what we haven’t seen, visit places we dream of, and experience romance as it should be. Just saying…lol.

My next two releases “Gideon’s Heart” & “Semper Fi Magick” will be released from The Wild Rose Press in early 2011.

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Readers, Faith is giving away an ecopy of Viking, Go Home to one lucky commenter. To enter the drawing, you need to leave a comment or question in this post and include your email address. The winner will be chosen on Monday, December 6.