Angsty read or Rom-Com?
**** “Readers drawn to angst-filled romances and characters that pull at the heartstrings will find themselves captivated by this story and the journey these two bruised men undertake.” Jody, Words of wisdom…from the Scarf Princess.
**** “Wow, if you like angst and broken characters, then this is the book for you.” Smitten with Reading
I noticed that I’m on the RomCom list with All Wheel Drive as well as the normal m/m romance lists. I am thrilled to see the reviews coming in for All Wheel drive are super-positive.
One thing I noted. People seem to agree that my characters start out pretty tragic in AWD. I guess they do! Healey’s been in a bad breakup and a life altering incident with his ex, and Diego had an life-altering accident and on the heels (Heals, huh!) of that, he lost his mother.
But I laughed an awful lot when I was writing that book. Humor is how I deal with illness, with tragedy, with death. And for the most part, the people I’ve met who are living with disabilities on a daily basis–starting with My Sweet Babboo–have awesome senses of humor about pretty grim things.
Nurses. OMG. My friends in nursing and EMS are hilarious, if you don’t mind laughing about frankly nauseating things sometimes. They are the best people to drink with in the world… Plus, when you concuss yourself they can help you out. (If you’re likely to wander at night in the dark, always put your suitcase in the closet or up on the luggage rack. Just sayin’)
If you’re looking at All Wheel Drive and thinking you might need to put it off for a four hankie night when you don’t care about life, remember, it’s a ZAM book! The humor is there.
I really can’t help myself.