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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

GUEST BLOG: REANA MALORI

My first typed word of the very first book I wrote was the hardest one I ever had to put on paper. As I made the commitment to put pen to paper, or more accurately – finger to keyboard – and finally took the leap of faith and become an author, there were several questions I had answer. The first question was “why”. Why was I going to write this story and put it out there for others to read and potentially criticize? The second question was “how.” How does one write passion, desire, and love into a story and convey all the things that readers need and want in a story? It was more than just the basics of character names, location, descriptions, and story line. It was not only the typical scenes of kissing and sensual touching, with the words on paper detailing every soft touch of lips, each whispered word of love and desire. More than ever, I now had to struggle with communicating the emotions and feeling of the characters and building a connection between two people with words alone.

Every book I write attempts to express this one universal…love conquers all. With that single premise as the basis for the overall story, the universe within the story then begins to form and build. One then has to tackle the challenge of how to bring the primary characters together in such as way that the attraction between them can no longer be avoided. As the story builds, the desire to be with one another should become a force so strong that the hero and heroine are unable to resist. Differences no longer matter, be it race, socio-economic status, location, age, or another determining factor, and at the end of the day, nothing else matters but the love they feel for one another. Because after all, love conquers all…

As I writer, I struggle to express all of these things, love, emotions, and unfiltered need and desire with my words. As I look back at the stories I have published, and the ones that are not quite finished, the characters that have come through on paper have taken on a life of their own. They have individual personalities, needs, and wants, and I hope the reader can find something within each character that connects them and makes it personal. If I can create a story that generates a strong response, be it laughter, tears, or anger, then I have done my job well and pulled the reader into my imagination, my world, even if only for a few hours.

Reana Malori is a pseudonym for a chick with dreams of world domination. However, if that’s not possible, I’m willing to settle for being one of the best interracial romance / erotica writers on the market. As a true believer in romantic, my stories will always have a “happily ever after” even when hot and steamy bedroom scenes are included. I am first and foremost a fan of romance and erotica and have been an avid reader since the age of fourteen. As I continue to write, my ultimate goal is to provide the reader with a way to live vicariously through my characters and escape into my universe, if only for a few hours.

I enjoy hearing from friends, so please feel free to email me at reanamalori@yahoo.com.

Reana Malori



6 comments:

Beautiful Trouble Publishing said...

The first sentence lets peeps know that you are a writer's writer, Reana. Your books let peeps know you are an author's writer b/c you care that your reader is getting a good story even as you put yourself out there. We appreciate your stories and the passion b/t the characters and the raw emotions present in the stories. Thank you for being such a kickazz writer.

Hales said...

What a lovely post Reana. You're a very wicked writer and I love your work! Rock On Girl!

Misselle38 said...

Reana, I love, love, love your work and you bring so much to your stories, with great characters full of passion and adventure. You keep doing a magnificent job, there are only great things coming your way!!

Serenity King said...

Awewsome Blog Reana! You are a great writer and I am looking foward to reading more of your works.

Serenity

Beautiful Trouble Publishing said...

I don't want to say WTYS (We Told You So) but yeah we did. So many stories are so dedicated to the formula that they hit all of the things on the metaphorical checklist but they miss the passion that should be present. Your stories make the reader react, feel, ponder.

Jeanie Johnson said...

Woo Hoo Reana! You know I love your stories and lookey see here now...so do whole lotta other peeps! And like Momma said: We DID tell you so!!! He he he! Congratulations Reana!
THE Jeanie :)