A Letter To My Treasured Readers...

Recently, I attended a three-day youth conference with my teen daughter and was literally moved to tears. Among a mass of people—over twenty-three thousand to be exact—I was touched by the kindness of strangers, their uplifting happiness, their utmost respect for human life, and their genuine consideration for others. In a world filled with hatred, selfishness, and violence, this experience was a breath of fresh air. It amazed me that among so many, not a single person expressed any kind of negativity. It reminded me that we are all capable of bringing joy and peace to everyone around us if we just put forth the effort and remember that we’re all in this together.

As a mother and positive role model, this experience has made me think about my own life, and the choices I’ve made along the way. As an author who writes for the purpose of moving readers with an unforgettable love story, I started to consider my current audience and the path of my career. Could I do better than this? Could I touch more readers if I made my love stories more appropriate for the general public, instead of a mature audience only? Could I inspire more people to pursue their dreams, as I have, and use their God-given talents for the better of others?

Because I answered “yes, I can” to each of the questions above, I’ve made a careful and conscious decision to edit and rewrite some of my romances.

There will still be adult characters in adult situations, which may or may not include sexual tension, intimacy, occasional profanity, and in some cases with my historical romances, violence because of battle scenes. However, you will no longer find a graphic sex scene in a Renee Vincent romance novel. The only exception to this rule will be my contemporary cowboy romance series, the Mavericks of Meeteetse.

Rest assured, my books will be the familiar, timeless, and unforgettable love stories you’ve come to expect from a Renee Vincent novel. That will never change.

As much as it pains me to lose some of my readers because of this, and I know I will, I hold fast to my decision. I can only hope you, as my treasured reader, will understand and support me as well.

To those who had their heart set on a romance novel containing explicit sex scenes, and are unwilling to read on, I wish you the best in finding your next favorite author with absolutely no hard feelings on my end.

To those who are ready to read an exciting, heartwarming love story, and are eager to stay with me through this journey, I cannot thank you enough! Know that I’m humbled by your loyalty and continued support. I’m a blessed author indeed!

Sincerely yours,
Renee Vincent

2 comments:

Sue Barr said...

I applaud your decision, Renee. You have to stay true to yourself and what you hold dear. You go, girlfriend.

Renee Vincent said...

Wow, thank you so much Sue!!!
You have no idea how much that means to me. In addition, it made my day to see your comment! It's great to hear from you! I miss you so!