Top 10 reasons authors write romance originally posted on April’s Crazy Blogfest

Number 10

Because every boyfriend has the glorious V


Number 9 

Bikers are always sexy


Number 8

Because inside every woman is the little girl who dreams of prince charming

Number 7

Writing romance is way more fun than laundry


Number 6

Writing romance makes happy husbands


Number 5

Research for scenes makes even happier husbands



Number 4

You can create the perfect love


Number 3



Number 2

We may be secret masochist and want to torture our readers

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And the number one reason why authors write romance

It’s just as much fun to break your heart as it is to put it back together



My name is Abby McCarthy and I write romance. I write romance because I am in love with LOVE!

I love the happy ever afters- I love the-rip your heart outs. I just love Romance. In 2014 I released my first book Wreck You. My most popular quote from Wreck You is



“Is there such a thing as girl blue balls? That’s how I feel, like I’m blue-jayed, a blue balled va-jay-jay.”

As a writer I love to make the reader feel all kinds of emotions. With me you will get laughter, love and angst. You will also get a happy ever after. It’s something I like when I read, so I write what I like.

December 2014 I published Fight You, the second book in The Wrecked Series. Fight You is suspenseful and angst filled.


“You are a mosaic of beautifully broken pieces put together.”

In May of 2015 I released my third novel, Hurt You. It is the final book in The Wrecked Series. (Each book can be read as a stand-alone)

Hurt You is getting fantastic praise, “The stories Abby McCarthy writes are so beautiful she had me in tears, she broke my heart in this book and then proceeded to not only mend it but to make it better than ever. I cried, I laughed and I smiled so much reading this book. This is the type of book I needed and wish I could find more often.”Goodreads reviewer

You can buy all three books in a recently released box set!


The Wrecked Series

Wreck You

Fight You

Hurt You 

Abby McCarthy is reader and a lover of words. She is a blogger turned author and released her first novel in May 2014. She is a mother of three, a wife and a dog person. She has always written, sometimes poetry, sometimes just to vent about failed relationships, however in parenthood she has found her voice to help keep her sanity. Words have flowed from her, to review and with the support of amazing friends in the Indie community she has decided to pursue her dream of writing! She loves to write and read romance, because isn’t that something we all yearn for? Whether it be flowers and hand holding or just the right tug on your hair. Isn’t that what life is about? The human connection?

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Entire Wrecked Series coming soon

Do you know what will be available in one month??


It’s Awesome!!

It’s amazing!

It’s the entire Wrecked Series and it will be available for only 99 pennies for the first three days and for pre-order!!!! Afreakingmazing!!


Pre-order link for amazon

Guess what else??? I just signed on to be an author at The Black and Gold Author event in Pittsburgh Pa on September 12th 2015!! I can’t wait. Check out the line up of attending authors!!


Come visit me!!! I would love to meet you!!!

Have you purchased Hurt You yet?? It’s #2 on Amazon’s top rated organized crime and it’s getting amazing reviews. Make sure you check it out!!!

Buy it here


Remember you can follow me on Twitter @abbyemccarthy

The scoop:

I want to give you an update on what I am working on and what is going on with me. It’s been a hard summer, and by hard I mean truly, very hard. My mom is sick. She is young and I have to become her legal guardian. Set up doctors appointments all while trying to figure out the nursing home system and how to be the best advocate for her that I can. The entire system feels flawed. Did I say this is hard??

The other thing going on is my baby is a monster. Mothers to little boys understand that this is all that needs to be said.

So there is a ton of stress and I’m not writing at my usual speed, however, I have two, yes two books that I am working on right now. Both are around the 10,000 word mark. One is very contemporary and the other is more of a mystery/suspense romance.

In the contemporary my heroine’s name is Maple and this book takes place in the South.

In the other book, you will fall for June and Lucas. The twists and turns in this story will leave you reeling!

So even though I have had some stress, I wanted to let you know that I still have had the wheel churning and I am hard at work.