Why I Love Reading as an Author

This is a guest post by Tessa Robertson. 
Today, I wanted to discuss the world of writing and reading. No, I won’t be too longwinded about the importance of literature, but it is vital to encourage new readers and new authors. I’ve always been a huge reader. Over time, my preferences have changed, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Growing up, I was provided one genre to read and it was great. The experience with the genre (Christian romance) gave me the ‘feel good’ sense that I intertwine with my own writing. (And no, I don’t write CR.) 
One of the things I discovered when I started writing was that there are so many different genres of books out there! Honestly, I was amazed. And the authors. Goodness, there are way too many to count. The best part about finding a new author or genre is that you learn more about the world and get out of your comfort zone. When it comes to life, we (readers) have the best chance to love a thousand times and pull of high-stake heists from the safety of our comfy chair. 
Why am I so enthralled with reading? Why not is the more important question. Nowadays, TV shows, video games, etc. have taken over. Don’t worry, I binge Netflix and laugh at cheesy romance movies all the time. I just think it’s crucial to inspire others to read. It’s not everyone’s cuppa, but maybe they haven’t found the right author or genre yet. Each author has their own voice and way of writing. Their stories are as unique as them. My point is don’t disregard a debut or new-to-you author just because they aren’t famous. Believe me, we’d all love to be up there with the greats, but for now, we depend on readers who are open to an experience rather than just a popular name. 

Reading and writing are my bread and water. I could never survive without either one. Literature is our past, present, and future. 

Be sure to check out Tessa’s debut novel, Assassin By Day available on Kindle Unlimited or just $0.99.

What would you do if the mystery to your mother’s death lay with your employer? 

After years of unanswered questions, Mishka Vald sets out to uncover the skhodka’s involvement in her past. What she doesn’t expect is to join forces with men who push her to become a double-agent and confirm her future. While hunting down leads, the ruthless assassin realizes a life in the shadows is the only way for her to protect those she loves.  

For Mishka, forbidden love is worth the pain when it comes to Eddie Harper, a military man turned cop. Her affection waivers when duty comes first and she joins forces with an elite Russian soldier, Alexei Petrovich. With a blackmailer threatening her school love, she seeks refuge with a fellow assassin, Nickolas Volkov. And when pushed too far, she’s ushered to a secure location…and straight into the arms of mysterious handyman, Dylan Kain. As the pieces fall into place, their mangled order reveals each man’s true intention. Whose deceit can she accept and whose will obliterate her?

All roads lead back to the woman she thought dead—her mother. Now, as weddings are crashed and alliances tested, Mishka uncovers a deadly game and the players involved. Her heart, once unable to budge, is thrust into action, but which man can keep her soul intact?

Tessa Robertson has been landlocked in the heart of Iowa, USA for the better portion of her life. She grew up on sci-fi and action movies, but isn’t nearly a ninja…yet. Since childhood, writing stories and reading have been a constant. Moonlighting in a law firm, she takes on her favorite cases: criminal. Her stories push the limits of standard characters and explore the thriller facets of romance and action. In her spare time, Tessa attempts to teach her Australian Shepherd and Golden Retriever new tricks; spends copious time with family; catches up on her favorite shows; and listens to country music.

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