In the romance novel, â€śTwo Spirit Ranch,â€ť by Jaime Stryker, a successful lawyer running away from her tumultuous life in New York City to Montana meets a handsome small town sheriff. But this otherwise traditional love story has a twist; the heroine is transgendered.
Online PR News – 26-January-2012 – Las Vegas, NV - January 26, 2012 – Chances at Romance announces the publication of perhaps the first mainstream romance novel with a transgendered heroine. â€śTwo Spirit Ranchâ€ť explores when love is challenged by a rugged sheriffâ€™s preconceived notion about gender and the heroineâ€™s fear of not being loved for the woman she is.
After a year of unprecedented publicity regarding transgender issues in the entertainment and political worlds, the transgender romance, written by Jaime Stryker, hopes to give an unconventional twist to a conventional tale. Stryker, who is a longtime fan of the genre, says, â€śPopular art reflects culture, and the past year brought transgender issues to the forefront. It was simply time for a romance novel that also touched upon gender issues.â€ť
The title delves into the fact that some Native American tribe members could assume the identity of the opposite gender and still be accepted and respected by their community. â€śMany of the native peoples believed a spectrum of gender identities was part of natureâ€™s diversity.â€ť Stryker goes on to say, â€śWhen European colonization started to dominate the region rigid gender roles became the norm.â€ť
Jaime Stryker, a Los Angeles based writer, began reading romances at the age of eleven when she would sneak away some of her mother's books. She always dreamed of seeing her name on the cover of one of the heart swooning tales. To find out more about Jaime, please visit www.chancesatromance.com.
Chances at Romance, an imprint of Chances Press, LLC, publishes a variety of romance sub-genres to give readers love stories with a fresh perspective. Other authors in the line include Madison Martin â€śNights on Catalinaâ€ť and Tabitha Foster â€śShort Order Daddy, Surprise Billionaire.â€ť
Two Spirit Ranch: A Romance
Author: Jaime Stryker
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