Shannon Hayes' husband David was killed in
nearly a year ago, and now she must face her first holiday season without him. With a toddler in tow, she travels to the Iraq farm where the rest of the family has gathered for the holidays. There she comes face to face with the man who was with him when he died, and her destiny, his older brother Ryan. Vermont
Good morning folks. My name is Tory Richards and after much begging, whining and bribing Laurie has graciously allowed me to pop in for a visit. Ok, just kidding! She was very obliging when I invited myself to be a guest on her blog. Just keep it PG she said. And I said, no worries.
You'll be surprised to know that an erotic romance writer can keep it PG. I mean, there are other elements to our sizzling hot stories. Like, a plot for example. It's not all, ah, sex. I can't stand reading a story without a plot. Even the short stories most of us write have mini plots. It has to be interesting. And there's nothing interesting about sex without some kind of emotional attachment. And I'm not talking about love. Love is good, love is great, but emotional attachments can be friendship, sadness, loneliness. I think you get it.
I started out writing mainstream romance under my real name. It didn't take me long to figure out that most readers wanted more. And the abrupt raise in sales proved that sex sells. Switching over to erotic romance wasn't easy for me. I'm a grandmother, but I'm not dead. It stood to reason that if I like reading erotic romance, then there are plenty out there just like me. More importantly I like reading a good story where two people who are attracted to each other have hot sex.
My latest release, The Promise, is both. It has received two 5-star ratings and recommended reads from two review sites. It's the story of two people who've each made a promise to the same man. And now that he's dead they are forced to fulfill that promise to him. Below is a blurb and excerpt. I hope you visit my website for more information at http://www.toryrichards.com/.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I'm a fifty-something author who discovered my passion for writing and story telling at the ripe old age of thirteen. Before I received my first manual typewriter, with pencil in hand, I would jot my stories down on notebook paper. Later, after receiving that desired typewriter I spent hours in my bedroom, where my parents thought I was doing homework. Writing turned out to be a kind of therapy for me, something I didn't realize until years later.
I also hold down a full time day job. So basically I'm working all the time. Only writing is a hobby for me, something I do during the quiet of the evenings and on my weekends. My goals are simple and realistic. By the time I retire I'll be happy if I'm just making enough "mad money" from it to be able to travel a little, and spoil my grandchildren.
I'll travel any place a cruise ship will take me. I've been to:
Greece, Italy, Croatia, Spain, and just to name a few places. I don't like to fly, even before I found myself on a plane on 9/11, but I will if I'm given enough legal drugs. I collect antiques and art, and I love chocolate, who doesn't? And I'm addicted to good coffee and sweet ice tea. McDonald's hazelnut iced coffee has been on my favorite list for quite some time. Alaska
For a while life got in the way of my dreams. A few years ago I decided to get serious and haven't looked back!