Romance Under Fire Novels – Unique

Romance Under Fire (RUF) Novels – One of a Kind

Romance Under Fire (RUF) novels by Feather Stone are full of fire. Sometimes gunfire. Always, the plot is a blaze of fast-paced action. The character’s passion – intense heat. From page one to the final word, the fire will remain with you. Bring your flak jacket, your wine / beer, and enjoy the heat.

What makes a RUF novel special?

iStock_000027370170_DoubleHaving witnessed and/or experienced thirty years worth of tragedy and horror as a paramedic, Feather Stone has  the fodder to create intense plots. RUF novels portray the mind numbing fear, hopelessness, desperation, gut-wrenching grief Feather Stone’s patients experienced.

Feather personally knows of the heroic actions of the police, fire personnel, and her fellow advanced life support staff. Sometimes they won the battles with death’s dark angel. Sometimes they lost. But always, there was passion – deep, unrelenting passion to never give up regardless of the risk to life and limb.

Feather Stone’s Website

Playing Hooky at the Battle River Canine Show Competition

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Do You Have Goals bannerWish us luck, my friends. This weekend, Sammy Bo Jangles and I are entered in the Battle River Canine Show.

Yes, I know. I should be bent over my keyboard doing more edits on Forbidden. Okay, confession time here. I haven’t done anything on Forbidden for weeks. Ouch! I felt that burn of the wet noodle you’re lashing against my lazy fingers. Hold on. I have an excuse. Well, a semi-valid excuse. Continue reading “Playing Hooky at the Battle River Canine Show Competition”

Romance Genre Problem, by Feather Stone

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They say sex sells. Damn! I have a problem. Since I began writing The Guardian’s Wildchild, a suspense / paranormal / romance, I hesitated to pin the romance genre to it. There’s virtually no sex. The relationship between the two main characters wavers between physical aggression and deceit – until the final chapter. If I told Captain Waterhouse that he was falling in love with his prisoner, he would have executed my muse and sabotaged my keyboard.

Every person / reader has a personal view about romance, its role in their lives, and its importance in a novel. So how do I write a romance novel that doesn’t follow the rules.

My Thoughts About the Romance Genre

The problemdancing? It appears that for a novel to be considered in the romance genre, there must be an intimate liaison between the main characters. Period. Here’s my confession. In my “romance” novels, there is no overt intimacy, no sex.

What I aim to achieve in my romance novels is a fire that goes beyond sexual urges. More than two characters who surrender to a five star romance. More than just a plot that drives them together. My goal is for both characters to dig deep into their moral conflicts, cultural adversities, and a history of ghosts and personal agendas.

The characters must awaken to selflessness, embrace the darkness and imperfections of the other. And, they must not surrender what is precious within themselves in order to be more attractive or alluring to the other.1985 Graduation

Romance is the dance which paves the journey to loving another. It may become sexual. Even if it doesn’t, their bond can be glorious, beautiful, powerful, eternal.

In essence, I see the sexual encounter, if it happens at all, as the epilogue rather than the romance’s grand finale. The true climax in romance novels, and in life, is to awaken to the beauty of another’s soul, overcoming barriers, and enjoying the bliss of passion.

Yes, I’m a bit of an odd duck.

Feather Stone, Author of The Guardian’s Wildchild

My pal, Jasper, on a happy autumn stroll.