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?