I didn’t think I was going to like this story. Wrong! I can’t wait for the next installment of her story. This is nothing like the Karen Ranney stories that I love to read. How interesting.
And here’s why it’s one of the best reviews I’ve ever received:
When you’re a writer, you cultivate your “voice”. At first you’re unaware of it. Then you begin to cherish it, especially when you’re doing copy edits and a feverish copy editor rewords things that just don’t sound “right” to you. After awhile you begin to be conscious of it. I’ve always likened it to music. Words sound like music to me. They have a rhythm.
My contemporary romantic suspense novels were all written before I found my historical romance voice. The only one that wasn’t was Murder by Mortgage, but it was in first person and the voice was so different that it wasn’t difficult to keep it separate.
The Fertile Vampire is a contemporary also, but a paranormal. The voice is totally different from anything I’ve ever written. Marcie is irreverent and a little snarky, but she’s determined and plucky, too. I genuinely like her as a character.
For a reader to think that The Fertile Vampire is “nothing like the Karen Ranney stories that I love to read” is actually two compliments. And for her to anticipate Marcie’s next adventure is another compliment as well.
(The Reluctant Goddess is in final edits and should be available soon.)