Hey, romance addicts. Author Fiona McGier is joining us today to share ways readers can be entertained by romance and learn some things along the way.
By Fiona McGier
Hello readers! I’m Fiona McGier and I write what I call erotic romance, but what others might just call romance. I call it erotic because you get to experience the sexy times had by the main characters as they are falling in love.
Some readers sneer at romance, thinking that it’s just a waste of time. I respond that any time you’re entertained by any kind of reading, that’s a good thing. And personally, I like to think that people can learn things from my books. Like what, you might ask? Book 5 in my Reyes Family Romances series is Analysis of Love. The hero is a blind analyst who helps people to discover their true calling in life using Abraham Maslow’s theory of self-actualization. Since the heroine has been assigned to pose as a patient, the reader will learn the actual steps in this process along with her. Boom! You’ve learned something new!
One of my sons reads and reviews all of my books. He just wrote to me, telling me that as he and his lady navigate the ins and outs of having moved in with each other, he often thinks of the advice that I have the parents giving to their daughter in When a Wolf Howls. I was startled, but pleased. It hadn’t been my intention to present my personal views about intimate relationships. I was just having first the mom, then the dad, explain what they’d learned over the years. But if my son gains insights through my book, from my almost 40 years of being married to his father, then that’s a good thing. Hopefully other readers will also.
I chose to feature this book today, on St. Patrick’s Day, because the heroine, Saoirse McColl’s, parents crossed the pond from Ireland, moving to Chicago before they started their family of 10 kids. Her parents have lots of advice for new couples, and when Saoirse runs home to them during a difficult period in her new marriage, it’s their advice that convinces her to return to her husband. Of course, she doesn’t tell them that Diego, her husband, is the leader of a werewolf pack that owns the compound where she lives, and runs the high school she’s teaching science at–but then you are allowed to keep some things secret from your parents. LOL.
Thank you for sharing, Fiona! Now, romance addicts, check out Fiona’s latest book, When a Wolf Howls, book one in the Northwest Maine Academy series.
She’s an unemployed scientist, applying to be a teacher at a small, private Academy in rural Maine. He’s the principal–and a werewolf. Students are sent here so if a wolf is living inside of them, it will present itself in a safe environment. It doesn’t take long for her to realize something’s different about the sexy boss she’s trying to keep her hands off of–but his wolf has decided she’s their mate. Now what?
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I sub in high schools during the school year. Otherwise I’m writing and blogging about my books–and reading and writing reviews. Not only do I write erotic romance, I love to read it too. I often read while camping with my long-time HEA. Our four adult kids sometimes join us. I’m an avid Jazzerciser, and I love to hike in the woods. I also enjoy sewing–mostly masks these days– crocheting afghans to keep my loved ones warm, and baking–cookies, muffins, and especially pies. I’m known for my never-fail pie crust, so I put the recipe on my website under the pies tab, along with some of my family’s favorites, that I featured in one of my books that had a heroine who baked lots of pies.