I have been reading romance since I was thirteen and sneaking my Mama’s Harlequin American Romances, Silhouette Desires, or anything historical. I fell in love with the genre from the get-go. What little girl doesn’t dream of being swept off her feet by her one true love?
Well, reading Heart of the Falcon by Francis Ray back in 1998 did even more for me than pull the romantic strings of my heart. This book made me want to write romance because I loved the book and because it was a African-American romance. Oh I had thoughts of writing before in other genres (hence all the variety of books I write now) but after reading this book I told my little wishful thinking self “Do it. Just pick up a pen and write.” Admission of Love was born and it was the the first book I ever finished in any genre. So, Heart of the Falconis a special book to me because of that. Lord, the first time I met Ms. Ray in Dallas I felt teary (and trust me I’m a hardcore chick like no one can impress me enough to act a fool–WRONG!!!). She probably thought I was crazy. LOL.
So I just wanted to share this classic romance favorite of mine. In fact, I think I will go to my bookshelf and give it another read because you can never get tired of a reading a damn good book.