I have to admit I like age appropriate love. I mean adult to adult, or adolescence with adolescence. Some might say Jane Eyre and Mister Rochester were inappropriate because she was eighteen and he was already over forty. If my memory serves me. Anyway, I always felt they were both adults so I went with it and loved it. I've watched just about every version of the movie. Such a wonderful love story with tragedy thrown in.
Anyway, I wanted to write a modern, beautifully, tragic May December romance that is sensual and sexy and full of honest emotion. I think I accomplished that with my novelette Just To See Him Again. I fell in love, laughed and cried along with this magical couple. I hope my readers feel the same. I mean, I loved this story!
A Gift From The Muses?
Actually, I was writing Scarlett under the working title Oh Moon! Yeah, that's how I wrote it, with an exclamation point. I was thinking about a poem I read in my high school English Lit class. It was sappy of course, but I always liked the title for some reason. And except for the title, I don't recall anything else about the poem, not even the author. Anyway, I thought Oh Moon! would be a good title for my second paranormal novel, which sort of sprang forth from Fairlight. I was loving writing about kick ass witches then thought I should tone it down with another witchy creation. Anyway, while I was writing Oh Moon! I was thinking about another story and started on Fine Lines, an adult contemporary novel. My sister told me the two female leads had almost the same backgrounds with their husbands, and she was correct. No wonder the writing was so easy.
I stopped writing Oh Moon! as a novel and wrapped it up as a novelette. Which kind of became an outline(or something) for my paranormal novel, Scarlett and the adult contemporary, Fine Lines. I re- named Oh Moon! to Magic Moons and hesitated to publish it, on account of I was afraid someone might read it and say, it was a hybrid of Scarlett and Fine Lines and claim I'm lazy or some other stuff that isn't true. When actually, Scarlett and Fine Lines were born from Oh Moon! which I re-named to Magic Moons. I am about to submit it to amazon tonight and by morning it will go live. I'm hoping it is received well for what it is. I love it. Here's the cover I made for it.
Well, here we are mid-way into December. A couple of days ago I finished a novella I wasn't planning to write until after the new year. Hurray for me! A gift from the gods! Yes, I'm happy to finally say I got something completed before the end of this year. I think it's a nice story. It's a love story. An interracial love story between an American coed and a young Arab medical student. It was inspired by a few details my sister shared with me years ago when she went off to college and met a special young Arab man that took her breath away. I often wondered if she still thinks of him. Anyway, this novella is my attempt at filling in some of the blanks of her short lived romance.
The cover was designed by yours truly and later I will make a trailer for it. This book will be released shortly after the holidays, early 2015.
Depending on sells, I will consider publishing it in paperback as well.
An independent novelist who lives and writes in her southeast Missouri hometown. She dabbles in historical westerns, paranormal, and adult contemporary love stories.