Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Guest Blog: Paty Jager: Mixing Real Life With Fiction
My current release Bridled Heart deals with a tough subject but in a way that I hope it gives strength to those who have been in a similar situation.
Gina Montgomery is a child of incest. There aren't graphic flashbacks. She deals with bitterness and control. One reviewer commented she should have had counseling. I agree there are instances for counseling, but sometimes an individual is strong enough to find their way without counseling. I know a person who has and while still bitter, manages to be a loving mother, faithful wife, and maintain a sane life.
So why did I pick this topic to put in a romance? I wanted to show that everyone deserves love and that it is out there in the right form. Sometimes, as is the case in the book, it can be found in the oddest places. Gina an ER nurse finds herself drawn to a bareback rodeo rider. One patches up people, one attempts to break his bones most weekends. But they find they have common ground and that is where the friendship starts and love blossoms.
Holt Reynolds is a man harboring guilt over his sister's suicide and the fact he put his career over her needs. When he meets Gina and sees a bit of his sister in her, he takes on the challenge of getting closer to her and "helping" her. But little does he know his helping becomes more. He treats her like a head-shy filly and doesn't give up when she gives him an icy shoulder.
In this book I've mixed the reality of a painful past with a budding future, showing readers a side to rodeo athletes some may not know and showing love can conquer when it's held in the hands of someone who truly cares for you.
A specialized placement schedule and self-imposed vow of celibacy keeps ER nurse, Gina Montgomery, from getting too close to anyone. Music is her only solace and release from a past laced with abuse. But when that music draws the attention of a handsome bareback rider, her chosen solitary life—not to mention her vow—gets tested to the limits.
Holt Reynolds let his younger sister down when she needed him most. With the similarities to his sister far too evident in Gina, he can’t get the woman out of his head, or her poignant music out of his heart. But how can he find a way to free her bridled heart before the past resurfaces to destroy their one chance at happiness?
Buy link: http://thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=175_141&products_id=4369
Posted by Marianne Stephens at 12:01 AM