Please give a warm welcome to romance author, Marie Harte!
I start out the year with a list of projects to tackle. And then I try to fit in one big idea. A story unlike the others. And that’s exactly what I did with Tip of the Spear. I like to think of the book as my “green” romance, because the story centers around the Nature Laws, laws enacted to protect an environment people nearly destroyed hundreds of years prior to the beginning of the story.
I’m not a tree hugger, exactly. J But I recycle, I reseed, and I try my best to leave as small a footprint around me as possible. I wanted to write a book about people tuned in to protecting the earth. We’ve fought wars for religion, for freedom, and for personal rights, and I thought it might be interesting to write a story with a background where people are passionate about the state of their environment. The Amazons embody nature, living at one with the jungle. And in the New West, you screw with Mother Nature, you might lose your life.
That said, Tip of theSpear is a romance at heart, a story about vengeance, forgiveness, and justice, and how to balance the three. An Amazon meets a bounty hunter, and she has to forego certain prejudices to accept certain truths. Black and white don’t make sense in a world of gray. And when it comes to sex, the woman warrior who knows her way will have to acknowledge that the hero knows what he’s about. Whoa, does he.
Enjoy the excerpt from Tip of the Spear, where Amazons and cowboys collide.
Enjoy Tip of theSpear, by Marie Harte