It's a great question. Any reader picking up a book from the rack at the local store, will flip the book over after looking at the cover, and read the blurb. The blurb will tell you what the story is about, but nothing of the writer behind the tale.
Because writers have different sets of experiences, even if given the same fundamental idea, they will come up with their own shake of events. It is that unique quality that gives each book and each writer their own voice.
If you were to pick up one of my stories, the first thing you might notice is that my tales will have a certain amount of action adventure, especially if they are historical. The action will serve as a point to move the romance forward. I grew up watching all the great westerns on T.V. Bonanza, The Virginian, The Big Valley to name a few. So, that sense of putting your characters in peril and bringing them to the point of no return is imbedded in my voice.
My stories will contain a rough-edged cowboy hero, a man that needs a good woman to stand beside him and soften his exterior, a drover who feels the need to protect the rancher's daughter above his own self preservation. My heroine will be a self assured woman, or a woman determined to take charge even if her methods of going about it places a rankle saddle blanket under ever male she runs in contact with. She can be a diamond in the rough, a bad girl with a heart of gold, a head strong rancher's daughter determined to prove that she is just as good as the son he never had. But as always, a soft look, a drawl hello, and the touch of a brim will bring romance.
Welcome to the world of Tessa Berkley...