I’m an author who sometimes writes backwards– backing into the story, marketing before the book is published, and back-stepping into a pen name. Rudyard Rowland writes sweet new adult romance. Because I write sensuous romantic suspense under my real name, Kathleen Rowland, I don’t want readers to be disappointed in sweet rather than spicy romance. Last year I completed the first book of Rudyard Rowland’s InterVenus series, see http://www.rudyardrowland.com. For New Adult fiction, the drop in sensuality does not lessen the heart-stopping romance. Writing interracial is a constant, but InterVenus protagonists are between the ages of 19 and late twenties.
While I’m waiting to hear results from a publisher considering FALLING FOR THE PROTECTOR, I sent the book to a reviewer who may not even like the book. This particular reviewer writes reviews for a huge newspaper, and if the reporter likes it, I hope she publishes it to the paper. Next, I’m gathering ideas for a book cover. That’s easy. While writing, I gaze at photos on their bulletin board. My heroine is blonde blue-eyed gardener, Yardley Van Dyke. The hero looks like actor Michael Ealy in his younger years, mixed race with green eyes rather than Michael’s blue.