Wednesday, May 8, 2013

HEROINE TOUR: OBSERVATIONS OF MY HEROINE

This is the second stop of RWA/NYC's Heroine Blog Tour!
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OBSERVATIONS OF MY HEROINE
by Michael J. Molloy



For my contemporary romance novel THE DIAMOND MAN, soon to be released by Gypsy Shadow Publishing, the main focus is on the hero, Jim Monahan. If it were the other way around, the book would be called THE DIAMOND WOMAN. But I do want to draw attention to my heroine, Anne Finley.

We learn that Anne was told by a physician, when she was a very young teenager, that she was incapable of conceiving children. It didn’t bother her at that time, but it became an issue for her when childhood girls she knew became pregnant themselves years later.

This led her to depression. Then to make matters worse, a handsome, virile man proposed marriage to Anne years later, only to call it off once she told him of her inability to conceive. He needed to pass his genes down naturally because of the high conservative and religious viewpoints he held. This pulled Anne’s self-esteem down even lower. But Jim only saw the sweet and passionate woman Anne was and not someone who couldn’t be a natural mother. And the fact that he was already a father of a teenage girl from a previous marriage didn’t weigh into the equation. Jim preferred Anne the way she was and would’ve accepted her just the same two decades earlier.

In this work, I want women who are in the same position as Anne not to feel any less of themselves just because of this physical problem. As I have illustrated, there are men who will love them and cherish them just the way they are. Becoming a parent is truly a blessing, but it should not be the all-consuming objective of a marriage. And so I reach out to women like Anne to offer comfort and support, and to never give up hope in seeking true love.♥

A graduate of St. John’s University, Michael’s contemporary romance novel THE DIAMOND MAN will be released this year by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. He is currently working on his suspense novel SADISTIC PATTERN, which he hopes to complete by the end of this year. Michael will then work on his next project—a contemporary romance novel entitled GREETINGS FROM CARTHAGE.  Visit him at www.authormichaeljmolloy.com.


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2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great story.

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  2. Love your post and the sensitive treatment of a subject that can affect a woman's self-esteem. Sounds like a great book, Michael. Will be putting it on my TBR list.

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