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Newsletter Dated: 1/11/2004 10:43:07 AM
Subject: The story behind Nick's Baby and when it's being re-released!
Hello and welcome to a brand new year of reading romances
and good fiction.
Today I want to talk to you up close and personal about
Nick's Baby--my newest re-release from Writer's Exchange.
Since Nick's Baby is a real detour from some of my previous
books, it seems to stand out with readers and people begin to
wonder if I can write more than just babies, brides and
cowboys. But behind every book is a story, and today I want
to share some of this with you.
Don't worry, I don't think this will bore you.
First of all, Nick's Baby was born from a old movie I
saw on TV. And to answer the next question in your mind,
no, it isn't at all like the movie. In fact, I would say
it borders on opposite.
Sperm donation isn't a new idea, by now. However,
I took this book a step farther. I turned it around.
Most of the time we see the female story about how badly the
woman can't conceive and wants a child.
Nick's Baby was primarily written from Nick's point
of view. I tried to explore a decent guy's morales and
Now one thing I did in Nick's Baby that I consider different
than most, is bring out the better side of a man. Sometimes romance
writers spend entirely too much time making the heroine
look good. In Nick's Baby, if you don't fall for him,
romance is definitely not your forte. Why? Because Nick is
the ultimate of good, with a few flaws.
I set Nick's Baby in of all places New York City. Why,
after using Texas so much would I switch? Because that's
where Nick Leonetti was created.
Now, here's the secret behind Nick's Baby. When I first
wrote it, it was just another romance. Then a publisher
rejected it, and asked where I got my information. This
made me ponder my research. So, naturally being the
kind of writer I am, I dived into New York City with a
vengence. I studied, talked to and collected a mountain
of research on "Hell's Kitchen". At the time there was a
book, and then a movie out that played "Hell's Kitchen" up
as rather a downer. So, always for the underdog, I went to
work to make people see the rich heritage, the beautiful
history of people that live there. And Nick's Baby was
I spoke, on line with many Hell's Kitchen people, got
an attitude for them. Realized their true struggle against
the odds. The struggle with landlords, the struggle
with rent hikes. The struggle to maintain their own
cultural backgrounds and lives that have gone on for
decades in this growing city. I learned to respect and
love these people for their backbone, for thier fortitude.
I wanted to bring this out, to make it real, for everyone
and to create a better world for these people. So I wrote
Then I did something else that even the people of "Hell's
Kitchen" found odd. I put a white collar lady with a blue
collar man. I mean a man that works for the City Sewer, and
a CEO of a multi-million dollar company.
"It wouldn't happen", the said.
"It just did," I said. And I hope you agree that I
have found the key ingredient for something like this
happening between two so opposite people.
The one thing some don't see is that on the outside
these two were as oppostie as can be, but on the inside
they had a lot in common, which you will begin to realize
as you read this story.
I still keep in touch with "Hell's Kitchen" I'm on their forum.
Every now and then I'll say something.
To be sure, these people have a struggle holding thier own
in their community, which is quickly changing. I salute them.
And I hope you will join me in supporting the true pioneers
of New York and try Nick's Baby.
Oddly enough, the baby is not the issue in this book.
And I hope you'll try this book and let me know if I suceeded in bringing
two unlikely people together.
Do you believe it? Do you want to believe it? E-mail me and let me know
what you think of this book, it's going to be re-released the end of this
month or beginning of next, so don't miss it.
At Writer's Exchange you can buy it for $3 as a download.
Don't miss this one, it isn't the run of the mill romance.
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