Hello! If you’re just stopping by for the first time, let me introduce myself! Madison Dean is the pen name of an established writing in another genre, who has decided to dip a toe into new waters. As such, I felt it necessary to create a new platform, so that readers who chose to read only one genre or the other, can easily keep my total body of work separate.
Why did I decide to switch fields? Well, as much as l love my current genre, I’ve been itching to try my hand at writing romance stories with a strong heroine that would neither make me roll my eyes or want to slap her silly within the first 20 pages. You know the type: the one who is completely unconscious of her stunning beauty, never has to worry about what she eats or how much exercise she gets, and has the most amazing lavender eyes… She also repeatedly, out of a need to exert her independence and pluckiness, does very stupid things, which necessitates her rescue by a cookie-cutter personality, former Seal, ex-cop, motorcycle riding bad boy with permanent six-pack abs. Um, no. If that’s what you’re looking for, you’re probably not going to find it in one of my stories.
Don’t get me wrong–I like smart, savvy, sophisticated, sexy women. You’re probably going to hear me talk about characters like Kate Beckett of Castle, Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson of The Closer, Peggy Carter of Captain America, and El Burke of White Collar. I’m going to post pictures of boots, and clothes that I like (OMG, I can just see my Pinterest account unfolding now…), and makeup tips I run across. I have dogs, cats, and horses–you will probably see a lot of pictures along these lines. I’m also going to whine about having to go Gluten-Free and rant about the erosion of women’s rights in the US at this time.
And I am going to write stories about heroines that I would like to emulate and heroes that I would respect in the morning. Because I’m all about the hot sex too. So if you like stories that are a spicy combination of sexual tension, personal conflict, passionate sex, layered plots, unexpected twists, a dash of humor, and a happily ever after ending, then you’ve come to the right place.