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Kicking Conventions with Louisa George and Giveaway!


Kicking conventions

 

 

 

 

Hi Nas! Thanks for having me here today!

 

The romance world is full of tropes: rags to riches, marriage of convenience, beauty and the beast etc- and, as writers, we’re often asked by our editors to kick the conventions a little, turn them on their heads, surprise the reader.

 

So, in my new book, The Last Doctor She Should Ever Date, I thought I’d try something a little different. Different for you the reader, that is. For me, the setting and the hero’s job are very familiar.


Medical romances tend to be centred around small town GP practices or large city hospitals- as a former nurse and the wife of a doctor I’ve spent a lot of my life in both settings.  But for The Last Doctor…I wanted to explore another side of my life- that of the Sports Doctor.

 

There are three reasons for this. Firstly, because when I introduced Zac in my very first book, One Month To Become a Mum he was away at a sports med conference – hence the reason for heroine Jessie to help out at his practice. When I wrote that book I never even thought about writing Zac’s story- until my ed suggested it later.  So I had to stay true to that when I started his book.

 

Secondly, because my hubby has been a GP/Sports doctor for so many different local and national teams in a variety of sports that this is just my way of life- and sports medicine is a growing field that has never been represented in medical romance, that I’m aware of. It demands a unique set of skills and an ability (and a very understanding family) to be able to travel anywhere at the drop of a hat.

 

Thirdly, and most importantly, because of this:


 

PHEW!!!!! This happened in the first game of the rugby world cup in 2011- I was there, in the stadium watching, and when Sonny Bill took off his ripped shirt all the women in the crowd held their collective breath. When the team doctor had to help him put his new one on she was the most envied female in New Zealand!!!! I had to write about that kind of action!

Dani, my heroine, is pretty unconventional too. She’s a woman catapulted into a very male-dominated role and straight into the glare of a huge media frenzy. All she craves is a quiet life, something different from the ‘fairytale’ life she’s been brought in.  She has to fight to be taken seriously and fight for her privacy.

 

Do you prefer a conventional story or do you like something a little different?

In The Last Doctor She Should Ever Date Zac takes Dani on an unconventional date that is the furthest thing he could find from a fairytale. What would your fairytale date be? A giveaway to one lucky commenter!

 


 



 

19 comments:

  1. Poor guy. He's in pain and the women are all drooling over him. lol

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    1. Hi Donna! I don't think he was in pain- really, his shirt had been ripped in a tackle, and he was struggling to get a replacement on. It certainly was a game stopper.

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  2. I definitely prefer something a little different. Twists on the tried and true make a story new (I just now made that up).

    Living in jock Colorado as I do, it's pretty obvious how sports med docs and physical therapists are in huge demand. Very smart of you to use that specialty in a romance, which is now on my TBR list.

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    1. Hi Helena! Way to go on the poetry! LOL! Hopefully I've tapped into a new sports market? Who knows?

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  3. I like something a little different, too. I think it's great that you're writing from your area of expertise, too. I love plots that FEEL realistic all the way down to the details.

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  4. I definitely like something that's a little different. This book sounds great!

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    1. Hi Dana! So glad you're willing try reading things that are a bit different! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Hi Shelly! Well they say you should write what you know! Hopefully I've captured a realistic feel to the story.

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  6. Yep, I like something that's a little different. I like the surprise.

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    1. Hi Lynda! I agree- I like things that aren't so predictable- and with romances you know how they're going to end, so an unpredictable journey is always a bonus!

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  7. I like something a little different, too. Your book sounds really good.

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    1. Hi Sherry! Thanks for taking the time to read the blog!

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  8. I may come back to watch that video again!
    Good luck with your book.

    Hi, Nas :)

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    1. Hi Carol! LOL- every time I pop in to the blog to see if there's any new commenters I watch the video again- *just to check that it's working*

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  9. I've never thought too much about sports medicine, but I think it would be fantastic to explore that profession in a novel and read the pov of a sports doctor.

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  10. Oh my stars.... I am weeping at the sight of this gorgeous man and his gorgeous body!! Love love love the slow motion too! LOL!! 'Scuse me while I replay...!! LOL! take care
    x

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  11. I agree, that. kind of action must be written about! :-)

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  12. Sounds like fun! I love stories that turn conventions on their heads.

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  13. OH MY GOSH Louisa that video of SBW brings back the best memories for me. My friends and I were gathered in Milford (since you'll know where that is :) because they have a beautiful view over the harbour so we could watch the opening night fireworks... and my friends had just invested in MySky - when the shirt came off you can picture us... rewind... play... pause... rewind... play... pause. It was my favourite part of the RWC (after the win of course hehe).

    ANYWAY back to you - I loved loved loved The Last Dr... it was full of fun and really captured my imagination of what it must be like to be on the other side. Looking forward to your next story very much :)

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