Friday, April 13, 2012

L is for Love Stories: Three of Them to Tantalize Your Senses

These three love stories grew out of true stories. All of them are close to my heart. Even though men don't always talk about it, a lot of them really do love a good romantic story -- especially if they can relate to the characters involved who are far from perfect. I've had a number of male readers tell me they loved stories of mine. They tell me they wouldn't let their buddies know but... The stories in Mardi Gras Was Over: Three Love Stories all center around women who fall in love with bad boys, tough guys that others warn them to stay away from. A waitress falls for a tattooed, Harley-riding vet, a lonely craftswoman pulls a drowning sailor from the sea, and a sophisticated business woman falls for a fisherman with a bad reputation.

The title story, Mardi Gras Was Over was inspired by a romance between an old friend of mine and the "dangerous" bad boy she fell in love with. I especially loved writing this story because of the way that romance turned out. The Mermaid Shawl is a story I dreamed up while knitting the lace shawl for my first knitting book. I had read about a woman who moved to an island in the Great Lakes and who wound up rescuing a man who was shipwrecked. Sailor's Valentine is a deeply personal story with a paranormal twist that I know to be based on reality.

I find something very satisfying in writing these short stories. I hope you will enjoy reading them.

Also, today, I am interviewed on the lovely Layered Pages blog. Stephanie always asks such interesting questions. Please stop by and visit.

This blog post is part of the April 2012 A-to-Z Blogging Challenge. Thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like your love-stories make for good reading. :-)


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