“Writing fantasy romance is as close as I’ll ever come to making magic.”
When I started working on Chalvaren Rising, Book 2 in the Kingdom of Chalvaren Romance series, I always felt Kort Elias’s theme was Love is Worth Fighting For. Even though his world is fantastic – hey, he’s an elf who wrangles dragons – Kort and his novel companions aren’t all that different from you and me.
I don’t believe fantasy novels are so much about creating fantastic worlds and adventure quests with Sword&Sorcery as they are about showing us how interconnected we all are.
Everyone craves love – it’s a basic need. Books where romance is woven into the pages fulfill Readers on an emotional level other genre’s don’t usually address. I love the goal of a happily ever after, especially if there’s an adventure along the way. I also enjoy being a part of Romance Writers of America.
Can books unite our hearts and show us who we are?
Universal stories of adventure and growth help unite people. I’ve heard lots of readers say they don’t like to read fantasy, so I wrote my stories with a question in mind: “I wanted to find out what would happen if I designed a world where fantasy lovers get their adventure quest, but also gave their girlfriends a healthy dose of grown-up romance along the way. How can we blend High Fantasy and Romance into a story that leaves the Reader breathless, where magic and suspense collide in a spellbinding imaginary world?”
If my stories bring people together on that premise, then I’ve done my part as a writer.