By: Carmen DeSousa
Congratulations to "Brenda R." the winner of Carmen's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!
One of the things I noticed about novels and movies is that over the decades writers have made the majority of men out to be cold-hearted, uncaring men who needed tamed.
Maybe it’s because my father raised me, but I never saw this. In fact, through my years, I’ve seen just the opposite. Most of the men I’ve known have loved women to their own detriment.
So I wondered: how could I prove men have feelings?
Well, this isn’t one of those infallible, never-slanted polls taken by Fox or CNN. I did this on my own. I chose not to look at just one source, but many. I decided the best way to prove men had feelings was to use their own words.
I researched Billboard, Top 100, Country’s Best, and several other music lists to find the top love songs in all genres, across all ages. And then, I looked up who wrote the lyrics because that’s what really matters, right?
Surprise…I was correct. Of course, if I wasn’t, you wouldn’t have seen this post. Would it shock you to hear that ninety percent of all love songs—in every genre—were written by men. All those gooey, sweet love songs we love, even the ones sung by women, came out of a man’s mind.
Why does this interest me?
Because I write about strong male characters who, though they may seem controlling at times, love deeply with all of their heart and soul. My leads are willing to do anything to get, keep, and protect the women they love.
So…if you enjoy reading a romantic-suspense with a strong male protagonist, my novels are for you. And to start you off, my first bestseller, She Belongs to Me, is only .99 cents until the end of January. And from there, I have three more novels you can read about below, which are all value priced at $3.99.
After secrets and a mysterious background leave a wife’s life hanging by a thread, a husband must look for answers in the only place he knows—the past.
Book I of the Nantahala Series
When two strangers have nothing left but their dreams, they must forge a relationship in Nantahala, North Carolina, a small town known as Land of the Noonday Sun.
When Alexandra’s choices dissolve into Entangled Dreams, pushing her down a dark and dismal path, she must trust her instincts to escape danger, but be able to surrender all to find her happily ever after. Knowing how to decipher the difference, will be her toughest challenge.
When a new attorney accepts a case of a woman accused of attempted murder, he finds himself entwined in age-old secrets and a family that will stop at nothing to conceal them—even murder.
Carmen characterizes her stories as modern-day fairytales, as they overflow with romance, mystery, suspense, and of course, tragedy. After all, what would a fairytale be without a tragic event setting the stage? All of her novels are sensual, but not erotic, gripping but not graphic and will make you love, laugh, cry, gasp, and hope.
She loves talking about all things books, so please connect with her via one of the links below.
Carmen is offering SHE BELONGS TO ME at the discounted rate of $.99 until the end of January. She is also giving away a digital copy of LAND OF THE NOONDAY SUN to one lucky person who leaves a comment or stops by her Facebook page. (Just mention JRS sent you! :)
Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Jan. 20th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.