I sincerely hope your week is treating you well. Here I am because it’s Warbling Me time. I’m writing a book called Finding Home at the moment. It’s a prequel to my contemporary romance novella, Remembering Home, but it’s definitely a new adult romance. I thought I’d share a little bit of the behind the scenes of Remembering Home with you.
I was writing Sensing You, and having a battle of wills with Ronnie, Felicity, and Letitia when Andrea joined in the fray. I threw up my hands disgusted with the lot of them. We all needed a break from each other. Thankfully Aiden, in all his tortured glory, popped into my head. I knew immediately that I had to write his story, but I thought it would just be a short to stretch my writing muscles and give Ronnie time to calm down. Yeah, nah (Aussie expression meaning, I hear what you’re saying, but it's wrong).
I was immediately drawn to Aiden. He’s just discovered that the man who was more of a father to him than his real father has died suddenly. Any chance he had of seeing him again has been lost. He blames himself, knowing that he’d been running from his past for years. His self-hatred was so palpable to me I almost hated looking at myself in the mirror. As Angel’s story started to unfold I cringed, thinking, well, if he can’t stand his reflection now he’s really going to lose it when he sees what he left behind. I knew she was what tethered him to his childhood home. Angel and her family.
Angel is a true southern lady. She hates swearing. She’s big on manners and looking out for the people around her. She wasn’t always the picture of elegance, though. She could climb trees better than any boy when she was young. She has suffered so much loss in her life and had to deal with way more than any girl should have to. Her strength is amazing, but the death of her father is almost too much to bear. She’s lucky to have such a fantastic support network in her father’s brothers and her best friend, Chelsea.
Chelsea... What a character! I couldn’t leave her story untold even if I wanted to. She’d never stand for that. More about her later.
The short story kept expanding. I had a heck of a time containing it into a novella. I almost regret not giving them a whole book. We may be seeing more of them in the future.
In Remembering Home Chelsea and Greyson give a brief account of how they met. Instant lust. I saw it all clearly, but didn’t get to tell you all the details. This time I did write a short story. It was titled, A Tall Drink of Water, and was posted on my EXTRAS page for a while. And again, the story kept unfolding. Of course. I mean, this is Chelsea we’re talking about. Loud, brash, no verbal filter, wild child trying to tame her ways, Chelsea. If I had a girl crush she’d be it.
Her match, Greyson, he’s all alpha. He has to be to keep up with her. He has a heck of a time trying to pin her down, but he knows what he wants and he’s not trying to tame her.
I’m sending Chapter One of Finding Home to my newsletter subscribers. I will be putting chapters up on Wattpad soon. I’d love to have your input, so make sure you follow me. And get your copy of Remembering Home for free by subscribing to my newsletter. Or, until the 20th, you can click on the first pic in the GIVEAWAY widget above and get yourself seven free books, including mine!
Until next month when I take you behind the scenes of Sensing You... Take care.