Searching for Rescues
Writers are passionate people. Usually there are special causes in a writer’s life that has affected her, and readers will find this cause interwoven throughout the pages of a book. This makes for a richer story, and a sense of reality that help the characters jump out and resonate with readers.
Mine is rescue animals.
Oh, I’m passionate about many other causes, such as cancer research, literacy, and the Wounded Warriors project. Tons of others too. But helping rescue animals in any way possible beats in my blood, it helps me feel like I am doing something in this world to give back and make the world a better place.
In my Searching for series, I spotlight a disabled rescue dog named Robert. Robert is a pit bull who has paralyzed back legs and uses a scooter to move around. His story inspired me to add him as a secondary character in Searching for Someday.
With my new release Searching for Always, I needed another rescue dog and for many months, I kept seeing a Chihuahua in my dreams. She spoke to me. She wore a pink bling collar, had a rat type face, bat ears, and was a battered soul. In my mind, she was teetering on the edge of being lost forever due to horrible abuse, but my heroine rescued her, saving her life.
This was an important part to my heroine’s character, since Arilyn works with rescue animals and fosters dogs for the local shelter.
But it is my hero who teaches Pinky about love.
My hero, Officer Stone Petty, despises dogs due to a traumatic experience. As the pages unfold, this secondary love story between man and dog play out. It’s not a relationship built overnight. Trust and respect and eventually love is given and received. Bu the softening of these two souls is a beautiful love story worth reading.
Of course, Robert plays a huge role in helping Pinky and there’s a fun scene I think readers will truly enjoy.
Have you ever read books that incorporated important causes? What’s your passion, and do you love reading about them in your romance novels?
(Searching For #4)
by Jennifer Probst
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 30th 2015 by Pocket Books
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer Probst sparks a blissful mind-body connection as her “sexy, satisfying” (Kirkus Reviews) new series continues!
She’s an expert in helping others de-stress, but Arilyn Meadows is running on fumes. Along with her job counseling singles seeking soul mates at the Kinnections agency in Verily, New York, she’s a yoga teacher, animal shelter volunteer, anger management therapist, and helping hand to her beloved grandfather. No time to find Mr. Right—but after discovering her yogi boyfriend in a compromising asana, Arilyn would rather dog-sit for her honeymooning friend Kate than risk her heart on another downward dog. And when police officer Stone Petty—radiating masculinity and bad-boy attitude—is sent to her for mandatory lessons in cooling off when the job gets too hot, Arilyn vows to ignore his seductive glances and sexy grin. But there’s no halting their sizzling flirtation—a red-hot, high-speed chase that’s breaking all the limits.
Don't miss the rest of the Searching For series!
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.
She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.
I have read stories that incorporated important causes. I recently read one regarding breast cancer. I can usually only read these types of books once in a while because they get very emotional.ReplyDelete
I love the idea of donating to shelters and rescues! The only problem is picking a favorite one - I know of so many good ones and they are all in need of donations!ReplyDelete