Thursday, August 16, 2018

#MarriedRomance ??


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“I was blessed to get an ARC of this book. I loved it. Kept turning the page to see what happened next. And I was shocked at how Harlequin allowed her to end it! Way to go Angi, and way to go Harlequin!” ~Amanda

“Just finished Ranger Guardian. Great read. I liked the new slant of two people trying o repair their marriage. Thank you!” ~Diane

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A second-chance at love story isn’t something new. But having a married couple as a hero and heroine…well, I have to admit that the editors weren’t enthusiastic about it. But readers are. The two comments above are just a few of the positive responses I’ve had to Mr. & Mrs. Murray in Ranger Guardian.

So is it okay to have a story about the reconciliation of a married couple? I could have made Heath and Kendall be officially separated…but they aren’t. In fact, they keep their daughter in her home and they switch out sleeping there. One editor said, It’s unusual to have a romance in which the hero and heroine are already married, so my only concern here is that there isn’t enough conflict. My first thought was…she must not be married. LOL

But I took her advice and added more of the conflict to the page. I’ve been completely taken off guard by the strong emotions (private conversations and messages) of having a married couple for a hero and heroine. But I think readers are about to see more. They might not be married, but they’ll be the same hero and heroine in more than one book. Watch for stories from Catherine Mann & Janie Crouch.

So what do you think?


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A Ranger’s daughter has been taken.
Getting her back is all that matters.

They’ve been estranged for months, so Texas Ranger Heath Murray is surprised to be partnered with his wife…dedicated FBI agent Kendall Barlow. It’s the case of Kendall’s career—a career that has divided their marriage, though not their attraction. When their young daughter is kidnapped as a pawn, they have only each other to turn to.

Saving her together is their only option.
The alternative is unthinkable.


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USA Today Bestselling author ANGI MORGAN writes Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love. Her work is a multiple contest finalist and Publishers Weekly best-seller. She drags her dogs –and husband– around Texas for research road trips so she can write off her camera. They now have a map with highlighted roads they’ve traveled. Every detour somehow makes it into a book.

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Do you like books that use the same hero and heroine?


25 comments:

  1. I do. Love series using the same characters or mixing and using the same characters even as secondary characters. Love to be familiar with the characters. I love yo read and read many different characters and series and authors.

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  2. Once I know the hero & heroine it's fun to read about them again and again!

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    1. I've spoken to Catheine Mann & Janie Crouch...
      Both said the hardest thing is keeping the conflict strong (and different) in the subsequent books.

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  3. Yes, I enjoy reading more about characters that I've come to know in one book. It's always great to revisit with them in a new book to see where they are now and how their lives have changed.

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  4. I do enjoy reading about characters I got to know...

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    1. This positive feedback is something I needed for my Indie Series.

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  5. Romance can feature married or previously married couples. It all depends on the writer's style. But, yes I would read this.

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  6. Yes, I love it when favourite characters come back for another story.

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  7. POSTING FOR PATRICIA BARRACLOUGH:
    I see no reason why a married couple can not be the hero and heroine of a story. Marriages vary so widely. If the marriage isn't solid, a story that runs along the same lines as a regular romance can be used to change their relationship and make it stronger.

    As for using the same hero and heroine in several books, it can work quite well. The story doesn't need to focus primarily on their relationship. The books can show how their relationship changes through the events the stories are based on.

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  8. I don't see any reason why not i think it would be interesting. Peggy Clayton

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    1. Can't wait for you to read their story, Peggy.

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