Defying Reason

Monday, March 9, 2015

Today, I'm answering a question I am asked again and again. Why do I write romance?

Well, for one, I love to read romances. I like happy endings. I like worlds where things make sense and characters find their soul mate. There is plenty of pain and loss in life, I don't need to escape reality with bitter virtual reality. I prefer the positive thoughts, where problems are solved and love conquers all.

I also like romance because I am a believer. There is a perfect someone for everyone. Ask my mother. She was widowed and 75 and found a new husband over the internet and remarried at 77. She's living her happily ever after bowling with her new hubby in Alaska.

They say write what you know, and I know love can and does conquer all.

The Blurb:

Jo Leigh Harper comes from a long line of trouble-making, white trash stock.
Tanner Coulter comes from a longer line of wealth-creating, blue blood stock.
Jo graduated college top of her class, moving toward a future full of possibilities.
Tanner dropped out of college, trading a law degree for drinking games and one night stands.

A family crisis throws the rich party boy and the poor genius girl together. The attraction is immediate, though neither one is a heart-in-the-sand-drawing believer in true love. But as the summer sun heats up along the shores of the Outer Banks, so does the connection between them. Maybe, just maybe, they can win at love by defying reason.

 
Author Bio:

Elizabeth is a multi-published author of books for people who are believers in happily-ever-after, true love, and stories with a bit of fun and twists with their plots. The mother of four young men, she tackles laundry daily and is the keeper of the kitchen. She lives along the shores of the Ohio River in West Virginia, but dreams daily of the beach. 

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Thanks for stopping in for a visit with Elizabeth. Do you like romance and happy endings? Do stop in with Elizabeth at her blog above for a visit.

42 comments:

  1. I do believe in romance and in happy endings. My hat is off to any woman who rides heard on four men!
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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  2. I believe in happy endings as well!

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    1. It's the power of positive thinking Alex!

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  3. Give me a happy Hollywood ending anyday! :)

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  4. Me too, I love happy endings, or even endings that make sense, even if they might be sad... I love how all of your posts Elizabeth, are different on your "tour!" Great job. Thanks J.L. for hosting Elizabeth!

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    1. Yes, if is going to be sadness, I want there to be a message in it. Though I do prefer a happy ending best of all.

      Glad you enjoy the different posts, Lisa :)

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    2. Happy to host Elizabeth, Lisa.

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  5. Thanks for having me over Joy! And thanks for your patience. I had brain gremlins over the weekend!

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    1. Happy to have you, Elizabeth. Ha! I think they visited me long before they stopped in with you. :)

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    2. Too bad they don't bring chocolates with them.

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    3. Too bad they don't bring chocolates with them.

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  6. Best wishes to Elizabeth. And I do like happy endings. That's just me. Good guy defeats bad guy and gets the girl.

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    1. Yep, that's the way it's supposed to be.

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  7. I can't NOT write romance. All of my stories, even if they are supernatural or suspense, have love as a sub-genre. I love romance and adore happy endings. :)

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    1. Me too Chrys! I tried to write an action/adventure for my kids and it turned into a love story.

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  8. Good for your mother! I do believe in happy endings and the frogs along the way. Every great story is a love story.

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    1. Couldn't agree more! I tease my husband all the time that Star Wars is just a love story.

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  9. You summed up what's good about romance. Nice post!

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  10. I think everyone loves romance even when they don't want to admit it. That's way almost every genre has a romance element in it.

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    1. Love is part of the human element- of course it's important to us.

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  11. I love seeing Elizabeth everywhere!

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  12. What a sweet post! And while I write darker stuff than Elizabeth, I do believe in love. It's powerful.

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    1. Yours may be a shade darker, but it's uplifting.

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  13. I've long suspected I like writing love stories and giving my characters happy endings because I'll probably never marry. Having a high school sweetheart or getting dates is just foreign to me, and my relationship with my walking DSM ex-"fiancé" is probably the only real romantic relationship I'll ever have. Thus, I live vicariously through my characters, who have no problem finding love and relationships.

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    1. My junior high school English teacher said that. Then she got married. You never know.

      I enjoy vicarious living. I can control those stories!

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  14. "Cause I'm happy...," come on, Elizabeth, sing with me... (clap along...)

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  15. Congrats to Elizabeth for the book publishing and to your Mom for finding love again Joy.

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  16. Congrats Elizabeth.
    At heart, I'm also a romantic (complete with box of kleenex...)

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  17. It sounds as if your mom had quite a romantic--two--romantic stories. Great to see Elizabeth here. I enjoyed reading her Healing Summer.

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    1. Thanks Lee! Yes, my mother is enjoying her new romance :)

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  18. Good for you! I don't write romances, but I'm still a sucker for a happy ending every time. You sound like one busy lady.

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    1. I love a happy ending. Real life has enough unhappiness.

      (I try to stay busy...it keeps me out of trouble!)

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  19. Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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