I know the rule of thumb in straight up romance is that the heroine always lives. I've always contended my book was a dark romantic suspense and that things that aren't necessarily romantic happen to the hero and heroine. And in this case I'm struggling with a very unromantic premise: Death.
I adore my heroine and have already spent time with her in a previous book. And I suppose it's only fear holding me back. Fear of what my publisher will say. Fear that hard won fans will reject the book I so want them to love.
The only thing not letting go of me is the hero and he is angry to the point of rage filled where nothing else matters. He doesn't care about about anyone or anything and all that he wants is for people to feel pain. The one who had pulled him back from that empty existence was the heroine. It is the only thing I can see driving him to that point again.
So I guess I really fear not being published. Which doesn't make me special. It makes me about as typical as the next writer lol.
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