As the #GreatHEAEvent winds down, I’d like to thank all the authors who took part. I’m so pleased to finish things off with Maggie Blackbird, who underscores what romance really means to me: hope.
Why romance and why HEA for me? Because I’m one of those people who needs the guarantee of a happy ending. I rarely watch or read anything that doesn’t end with a HEA because it’s just too depressing. If I want depressing, I’ll turn on the news. For me, reading and writing books with a HEA is uplifting. A novel with a happy ending brings a smile to my face.
I’ve read novels that didn’t include a HEA and even though I did enjoy them, they didn’t have the satisfaction a HEA brings forth. Maybe because a HEA means hope. Hope for a bright future. Hope for a strong marriage. Hope for a life without scars and pain. There is so much of it in the world, that reading something guaranteed to make me smile at the end is a great escape from reality where I can enjoy a special place where HEA still exists.
And that’s why I read and write romance with a HEA.
Real Warriors by Maggie Blackbird
When We Were Young Series, Book 4
The courage of a warrior is a must on their new path, or they’ll never grasp their happily ever after.
Blurb: Just when eighteen-year-old Billy Redsky believes he’s holding his happily ever after in the palm of his hand, he must practice what he’s learned in ceremony to face two more tests—share with the world his love for René, and let go of the past.
But that’s not so easy. René is terrified of exposing their secret to anyone else but his family. As for Billy’s brother, he has no intention of changing his criminal ways.
Only a miracle can help Billy reach his final destination on the red road his Ojibway ancestors once walked. For his dream to come true, he must look deep inside of himself and trust the creator he follows.
Genre(s): Multicultural, m/m contemporary romance, LGBT, new adult.
An Ojibway from Northwestern Ontario, Maggie resides in the country with her husband and their fur babies, two beautiful Alaskan Malamutes. When she’s not writing, she can be found pulling weeds in the flower beds, mowing the huge lawn, walking the Mals deep in the bush, teeing up a ball at the golf course, fishing in the boat for walleye, or sitting on the deck at her sister’s house, making more wonderful memories with the people she loves most.