Elizabeth is a true romantic. I love her view on things. She writes strong, spunky characters and truly romantic heroes. I love her writing and can't wait to read Defying Reason! Here's her take on the romance genre:
Hi Stephanie! Thanks for having me over.
People often ask me if I think my books (though written for the NA/Adult reader) are suitable for their teen daughter. And I, coming from my vast stores of wisdom, answer...it depends.
If you're the kind of parent who is offended by mild profanity and sexual situations, then no.These books are not meant for your child.
But, if your teen has ever watched MTV, then yes. As a matter of fact, I highly recommend them to counter the MTV culture where our girls are being conditioned to equate romance with booty calls and one night stands. Our media took the intimacy out of the intimate relationship, and I contend it started with the attack on happily-ever-after.
They decided love stories and fairy tales were sexist. That love was nothing better than a four-letter word, and the happy ending a hoax. Then they made Prince Charming the villain, thus elevating the Big Bad Wolf. The Wolf, I'm sure, was happy to be the new hot item. He didn't have to respect the ladies he snacked on. All he had to do was be a Wolf.
We flipped the fairy tale on its ear, and I contend we set it right. We need to bring back the romance. We need to teach our girls to demand respect, love, and loyalty from relationships...and let them know it's all right to seek out the princes.
Or when the call of the wild wolf is too much to ignore, we make it clear- the only way to collar that hungry carnivore is to make him heel. No gal ever raised a guy's standards by lowering here. The best way to get respect is to demand it.
So, I say- let's put the love back in the
Jo Leigh Harper comes from a long line of trouble-making, white trash stock.
Tanner Coulter comes from a longer line of wealth-creating, blue blood stock.
Jo graduated college top of her class, moving toward a future full of possibilities.
Tanner dropped out of college, trading a law degree for drinking games and one night stands.
A family crisis throws the rich party boy and the poor genius girl together. The attraction is immediate, though neither one is a heart-in-the-sand-drawing believer in true love. But as the summer sun heats up along the shores of the Outer Banks, so does the connection between them. Maybe, just maybe, they can win at love by defying reason.
Elizabeth is a multi-published author of books for people who are believers in happily-ever- after, true love, and stories with a bit of fun and twists with their plots. The mother of four young men, she tackles laundry daily and is the keeper of the kitchen. She lives along the shores of the Ohio River in West Virginia, but dreams daily of the beach.