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There’s something about forbidden love that’s always touched me profoundly and stems all the way back to when I first read the story of the genre’s poster-children: Romeo and Juliet. To have love so close, but yet, so painfully out of reach stirs so many emotions. It’s a love you have to really work for, to find your way around barriers that’s been placed around you. To me, it gives love depth.
That being said, it’s no wonder that hard-to-attain love inspires a lot of my love stories, and I find that when the characters finally unite there’s more of a sense of excitement and fulfillment. Even if the story ends tragically, it stays with the reader forever.
My love for this topic might also come from a place inside that wants to take hold of what others say I can’t. If you want to watch me achieve something great, tell me that it’s impossible for me to do so. I have this inherent urge to prove others wrong.
And maybe at the heart of it, that’s what forbidden love is all about: its desire mixed with our determination to push through and achieve what others say is unattainable. It’s more than just lust and attraction… it’s our need to persevere when we believe there’s something worth fighting for.
In my book, Marked for Vengeance - and even more so in the second one - you’ll see how this subject parallels to Alyx and Isaac’s story, and how forbidden love can feel so right, even when others say it’s wrong.
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