Coinage of Commitment is a different kind of love story. It features characters determined to find romance that’s better than the relationships they see all around them. Something richer, something higher, something longer lasting—something worth holding out for. These are characters willing to think and plan for what they want, and they try to hold their emotions in check until finding the one who can share the higher love they seek.
Wayne and Nancy meet in the late 1960s and recognize these special qualities in each other. Their attraction is irresistible. But they have class, political, and religious differences that separate them, plus they face opposition from both families. But these challenges are small compared to the twist of fate that will be the cruelest test of all. On top of that, a love triangle will change the frame of reference for all that has gone before. It’s a development that sets the stage for one of the most dramatic surprise endings ever.
Coinage of Commitment tests the limits of love’s boundaries, its capabilities for sacrifice, and the height it is capable of soaring to.
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Romance literature is self-defining. Romance readers expect an ending that is at least uplifting.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Be prepared for 12-14 hour workdays, with half that spent on promotional efforts.
Rob Costelloe’s contemporary love stories explore the height that love can reach. These are characters certain they must have love better than what others will settle for. Something richer, something higher, something worth holding out for. And something that will last through time. These aspirations invariably give plot directions a unique twist. Rob designs his own covers, and they strive to give an illustration of the plot tension within. Rob and his wife live near Houston, Texas.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My wife’s love is the reason I write. It’s always been a source of wonder to me, and I’ve felt a certain obligation to get the word out that such an emotional altitude is actually possible.
Also, it always struck me as odd that no one wrote love stories that got deeper into the nature of love and what it is capable of, the heights it is capable of achieving. I mean, if you’re a young, single character who’s hungry for romance, and you look around at the placidly humdrum marriages that most people have, then why would you want to follow the same romantic path they have? If you do everything the same, you’re only likely to end up the same. If you want something higher, something stronger, something richer and longer lasting, then you’re going to have to think and plan about how to achieve the better outcome you seek. I decided that if I ever returned to writing fiction, it would feature characters who want something better from love, and who are willing to work and plan to make it happen. This is the theme that dominates Coinage of Commitment. Although Wayne and Nancy have class, political, and religious differences—plus opposition from both families—they are drawn to each other. And they each share a dream of achieving love that’s higher and longer lasting than any other.