Emmy award winning reporter Annette Lawless calls local authors book "a great find"
Source: Times Union
Local author Sydney Arrison's new book 'My Heart In Seoul" is opening up the field, when it comes to love interest in romance novels. "I'm an avid reader of romance novels. I've noticed that most of the hunky guys featured in American romance novels are Italian, Irish or French. I think it's time that we opened up the field a little more." Said author Sydney Arrison. "That's one of the reasons I used Seoul as the setting for my book. I wanted the male lead to be Korean. I ran the idea by a few people in the industry, and they didn't think it was such a good idea to have a Korean guy as the hunk in the story.
When asked “why not'?" the reply was that most publishers like to "play it safe." That’s why they keep churning out the same old same old. Luckily for me my publisher likes to think outside the box."
Sydney's book has been well received by critics as well as readers. The book even caught the eye of Emmy- award winning reporter Annette Lawless. She said: "My Heart In Seoul" was a "great find."
Arrison said her goal was to "write a book that featured strong female characters. I also wanted to write a book that featured a male, that wasn't too good to be true. I’ve read a lot of romance novels and sometimes the characters were so flawless, that they came across as unbelievable.I really enjoyed writing the tender moments in the book. I think there's something so sweet and seductive about having someone look at you, as if you're the only thing that matters in the world. I love the sweet looks, glances and the "almost moments." Where the characters are getting to know each other. "
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