I liked the cover first. Then I liked the synopsis. And after I spoke with her, I like the author, too! Full win.
The story is Secrets In Our Scars by Rebecca Trogner, a New Adult, Romance, Suspense.
A sexy romance. A twisted mystery. One mistake can change everything.
On a sweltering summer day, Daisy Aldridge knocks on the wrong door. Yanked inside. Trapped and pressed against her only means of escape she spirals into a panic. Years ago she suffered an assault. Alone and afraid, she kept it hidden and dealt with the emotional aftermath in her own way.
But this time she’s not alone. She’s helped by a man who seems vaguely familiar. Roy Blackwood is massive, muscled, powerful, and controlled. She tells herself she wants nothing to do with him.Roy sees through her resistance. He wants her.
Roy sees through her resistance. He wants her. Needs her. He promises to find the identity of her birth parents and unveil the person who leaves her anonymous gifts. And most important of all, earn the love and trust of Daisy Aldridge.
A standalone, full-length romance.
Rebecca Trogner started writing her first novel after watching True Blood. Of course it was about vampires and thus The Last Keepers Daughter was born. The next, The Last Guardian Rises, continued the series. Her latest book, Secrets In Our Scars, is a contemporary romance and a lot spicier. She’s working on her fourth book with the help of her rescued animal pets. Because I’m very interested in the crossing genre topic, I totally used this space to get wisdom from a writer who did it, and did it well. I asked her how she did it, if she just started crossing genres. And, which one did she start from, and why did she open up to different ones? And this is what she said.
My first book, The Last Keeper’s Daughter, is a vampire romance. I know everyone else is sick of vampires, but I’m always ready for another one. (If you know of a good series, please let me know.) I wanted to create a gothic tale in a modern setting. It wasn’t my intention to write a follow-on book, but I was so taken with the story that I wrote, The Last Guardian Rises. Even now Krieger and Lily pop into my head and play out a scene which is helpful since I’m working on the third, and final, installment now. Though a backstory of Krieger set in the 1800s might be interesting.
I didn’t plan on writing a contemporary romance. I was in the waiting room at the dentist office reading a tattered magazine article about a young woman who would cut herself to relieve emotional pain. I’d never heard of that. The concept of inflicting pain to relieve pain was a completely foreign concept to me. It tickled my imagination and I wanted to explore what could make a person need to harm themselves. The image of Daisy popped into my head, a beautiful and damaged young woman. And then Roy’s character took shape, an ex-soldier who loves Daisy and doesn’t know how to help her. I wrote around two thousand words with the characters set in the vampire world, but it didn’t work. So I made them human and everything started to click. It spiraled from there. Pages became chapters that became a book.
Though Secrets in Our Scars is firmly set in the real world, I have a scene where Roy and Daisy travel to Krieger’s castle. Krieger is the vampire king in The Last Keepers’ Daughter and The Last Guardian Rises. It was fun to play around with Roy and Lily and Merlin amongst the humans.
Right now I’m working on Proctor’s story. He’s a character in Secrets in Our Scars. Who knows after that maybe I’ll try a historical romance. I love a good one of those too.
If you want to keep in touch with Rebecca, here’s where you can find her:
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