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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Contemporary Romance Chose Me by Author Kate Curran

I originally started writing time travel historicals. At about that same time, I started reading authors like Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Nora Roberts and Sandra Brown.

Suddenly, contemporary romance chose me.

The stories that speak to me have deep emotional issues beyond the romance.  I love writing stories that are more than just about falling in love, but also secondary stories about building stronger relationships with family and friends.

In my first book, Only for You, my hero and his father have been estranged for nine years, and the hero returns home when he learns his father is seriously ill.  So alongside the romance is a story about a father and son rebuilding their relationship.

With my second book, Falling for You…Again, I took on the challenge of a couple surviving the death of a child.  The book opens two years after their daughter died in a boat accident, and their marriage is hanging by a thread.  I wanted to show that couples can survive a tragedy and embrace each other and life again. 

My current work in progress, Leave Me Breathless, deals with domestic violence. Even with as heavy a topic as this one, there is a lot of fun and laughs, and I think really lovable, memorable characters.

With every book, I strive to give my readers a few tears, some laughs, romance and an ending that warms the heart. 


Diana McCollum said...

Hi, Kate! I've read "Only for You" and loved it! "Falling for You...Again" is on my TBR shelf. You really know how to bring the characters to life and I love the small town atmosphere of "Only for You" . Your knowledge of the fariming communities bring the setting alive. Good luck on sales!

Sarah Raplee said...

I love your covers,Kate! The fact that you address serious issues in your contemporary romances resonates with me. Survivor's guilt, grief over the death of a loved one, and domestic violence are real issues for in many readers' lives. Your books can help us deal with our own tough times!

Paty Jager said...

Kate, the topics you pick are ones that people need to see there is hope. Good luck with your books.

Rebecca J. Clark said...

I've read Falling for You...Again, and you know I loved it. You write the type of books I most love to read. So thank you! Your first book is in my TBR pile--hopefully, I'll get to it soon. :)

Judith Ashley said...

Hi Kate,

So glad your schedule allowed you to join us at RTG! I agree with previous comments that romance novels can deal with serious issues and hold out hope to readers. Thank you for tackling difficult topics!