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No Politics Just Entertainment

No this story doesn’t take place in Washington, D.C.

I once posted this meme on Facebook with the comment, “I swear, on everything that is holy, this story isn’t set in Washington, D.C.” Thankfully, everyone got the joke. It got a lot of laughs, and a lot of likes. All jokes aside, I keep my contemporary romance novels politically neutral. I do so by design. 

It’s a given that no matter what my personal political leanings may be, roughly half my readers will have the opposing point of view. I refuse to alienate half my readers. I write contemporary romance. My purpose is to write stories for people who want to take a break from politics and just be entertained for a little while. My stories are about two people who’ve fallen in love, but they have obstacles to overcome before they can live happily ever after.

The meme is about my contemporary romance novel, The Deception. It’s the story of Carrie, a young photographer who’s fallen on hard times. Her boyfriend has left her for another woman. A freind and mentor soon comes along to take advantage of her vulnerability. Later on, she meets a man who isn’t as he appears to be, and it puts her life in danger. No politics, but certainly a lot of intrigue, which is why so many readers loved it. It’s also my editor’s personal favorite.  

For those who have an interest, there is a genre called political fiction. Famous novels would include George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm. I read both books when I was in high school, and they were interesting reads. However, this isn’t a genre I would be interested in writing. 

Marina Martindale

The Deception is available on Amazon,, and other online booksellers.   


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