In July 2010 I debuted a story on my blog, Writing feedback. It began as an ongoing free series, and soon I was receiving hundreds of views with each post. The story is about a young man who was wheelchair bound due to his uncontrolled Cerebral Palsy. In addition this young man had terrible seizures and spells, which caused him to stutter. But Jason is also a gifted musician with a nearly unending knowledge of music. Many readers of romance might not have thought of Jason aka Top as a romantic hero—and yet for thousands of readers Jason has become a sexy bad boy that you just can’t help but to love.
And then there is Robin, a young black woman stricken with crippling shyness. Jason lashes out at her, taking out his frustrations on her which eventually forces Robin to stand up for herself and to emerge from her shell. This begins a love story that re-defines IR/Multicultural Romance. Even I was surprised at the popularity of the stories. I, of course loved them—but I didn’t think it could gain mainstream popularity because I didn’t realize that enough people would be just as intrigued as I was about how this couple and their friends would deal with their handicaps—both perceived and real, as well as their budding fame.
People began to encourage me to publish the story but I didn’t know how. It was massive at nearly three hundred thousand words. I decided to break the story into several books. This is why you only see the books entitled Book 1, Book 2, Book 3 etc. with no other title to differentiate each book from the other.
The story of the Wheels of Steel gang has touched people from many diverse backgrounds. Although the main characters have disabilities I don’t feel that the story is about physical handicaps. In fact, I like to think that this book is about people who have disabilities both external as well as internal … just like you and I.
Thank you for taking this WOS journey along with the many other readers that have grown to love this story and these characters. A few things to keep in mind; this story is for mature readers only. It contains graphic sex, language and other adult situations. Happy Reading!