Over the years, writing styles have changed. But two things remain important: a well-written story and characters we can identify with and like.
There's something else I'm noticing more and more. I can no longer finish every book I start. Some lack imagination. It's as if I've read parts of them before as these unimaginative segments are juxtaposed with cliché after cliché, in an attempt to cover up plot holes.
I've found heroines too self-centered and smart-mouthed to care about. And men who talk to ladies the first time they meet them as if they are whores. There is no journey from attraction to deep caring to love. Just a hop from lust to the "wild fandango." The stories lack depth.
So, now you see some of the challenges before me, as a writer. To keep my storylines fairly fresh, the plot holes closed, the heroines likable and the heroes swoon-worthy. And to hope my readers finish my books.
On April 7th, book two of my Highlander's Beloved series, The Highlander's Passion,, releases. A story of a second chance at love, a little girl who wants a mommy and secrets revealed that change the lives of many.
“Packed with red hot passion, mystical suspense, and snicker-inducing humor, this heart-tugging kilted romance entertains and satisfies from beginning to end. Well done, Ms. Davis.”—Mackenzie Crowne, RONE Award–winning author of A Song for Sophie