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First Attempt At Writing Romance

by dimensionaltales

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
― Dr. Seuss

What if a werewolf met a bookworm?

Puppy Love was my first attempt at a love story. Romance is my least favorite genre to read because, to be frank, the genre is a bit generic for me. I mean, the formula is the same and I wasn’t finding anything that deviated from it. But, my friends told me to reconsider and take a look at paranormal romance. Of course, it’s literature so I said, “Sure”, and ask them for recommendations. They gave me enough to make me figure out that I was wrong about the whole thing. It also gave me the inspiration I needed to tackle this interesting genre.

So, I’ve always been a fan of werewolves. My reasons are both homo and non-homo. They are always sexy and almost always hairy. I have a thing for hairy-built men. Not muscle, but built. Anyway, I also have been a huge reader of their literary and mythos history. That’s what I wanted to bring to this story. I wanted to leave the sex out of it and tell a genuine love story.

I picked Ireland because of another story I wrote and release called The Silver Plague. It was easier for me and, no, there is no relation to the characters. If anything, this story is more contemporary with fantasy undertones in its telling while The Silver Plague was vice versa. I really wanted this love story to be grounded in reality. This meant that I had to make the characters relatable and likable as quickly as possible.

The werewolves’ relationship resembles the relationship between my best friend and his little brother, who coincidently are Irish. They are always playful and pushing each others to get out of their comfort zone. They always have each other’s back and anybody can sense that just by looking at them. True brotherly love and I wanted my characters to resemble that.

For the love interest, I thought of the sexiest aspect of a woman and made a character off of that. Guys may approach a woman based on her looks but they will talk to a woman based on her mind. So, I decided to make her a bookworm and a writer; it was simpler for me and it works. I figure that it would make their first interaction that much funnier for the readers especially if I dismiss the typical troupes that come with the romance genre. I was really trying to avoid them. Hopefully, I did.

I think I might revisit this story and revamp it in the future. I had a lot of fun writing this story and I already have all the pieces I need to make a mini-series out of it. And, with that, I hope you enjoy the story.

You can buy the book on Amazon. The link is here.

You can also learn about it on Goodreads. The link for it is here.

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