By February, this will change. I will groan and think to myself, not another Hallmark movie. They are all the same! They are too sweet and too perfect! And then I'll put the Hallmark channel into purgatory for another six months until the next pumpkin season.
When I started writing my new series, Starlight Valley, I wanted to capture some of the things that I love about Hallmark movies. I wanted a quaint small-town that's just a little to cute to be real. I wanted a lovable male who loves the heroine unconditionally. I wanted a happy ending. But there were other things, things that never happen in Hallmark movies, that I knew I had to include.
My male characters would have flaws. They would be real. They wouldn't alway be easy to love. My female characters would have goals and lives independent of the male. They would be sassy and sexy. They would have sex (GASP!!!) Their pasts would be complicated and messy. I wanted my characters and my stories to feel real.
I've loved writing this series so far. I really hope everyone enjoys reading these books as much as I love a good Hallmark movie. The first two books are ready for pre-order now!