(Depending on when you checked my blog, this post might not have been up. ) I am fighting with WordPress! (It tends to help if you pick the right year when you schedule something.) I am terribly sorry everyone. Better late then never though, I hope! Now that I have sufficiently embarrassed myself – let’s move on to the good stuff!
Don’t forget to read to the end of the post for a giveaway. I’m so excited for this new release from London Saint James.
London thanks for stopping by. Can you tell us a little about what you think every story should have, in your opinion of course?
Thanks so much for having me on your blog today to talk a little bit about my new release, Welcome to Paradise. I had a great time writing this novella which is the introduction to a new western erotic romance series I’m writing called Paradise Ranch. When I sat down to start on Sutton’s story, I had a lot of ideas running around in my head, but there were a few things I tried to keep in mind, a blueprint so to speak of 10 things every story should have.
- Make the characters believable, likable, and relatable. Even the bad guys we love to hate have some redeeming qualities that peek through the cracks.
- Need chemistry between the characters.
- Stoke the fire and the intrigue.
- Got to have some drama (i.e., Bad choices, obstacles to overcome, hidden secrets, a past to come back and haunt one or more characters, love triangles, etc.)
- Be descriptive.
- Be creative.
- Insert some action and/or twists along the way.
- Add a dash of humor.
- Remember to also add some heartfelt emotion.
- Make the ending count, whether a HEA, HFN, or even an interesting cliffhanger for the next book to come. *Smiles*
Author: London Saint James
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: August 18, 2014
Keywords: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, Western, Novella, Series
Just three days before her thirtieth birthday, Acquisition Editor for Starling Press, Sutton Callaway, has buried the last of her family in the cemetery on the plot of land she inherited. After turning down the powerful and wealthy owner of Triple Bar-S Ranch to sell her inheritance and walk away from the obligations of running one of the biggest cattle ranches in West Texas, Sutton puts her Dallas condo on the market, resigns her position from SP, packs the contents of her life into boxes, and heads for the one place filled with bittersweet memories—Paradise Ranch. Will Sutton be able to handle the pressures of being the newly appointed cattle baroness, the rough and tumble men under her employ, and the temptation of a sexy mystery man? Or will her grandmother’s matriarchal boots be too big for her to fill?
London wrote her first short story in the second grade. Her teacher informed her parents she had a big imagination, and as far as he was concerned, having a big imagination wasn’t necessarily a good thing, so she placed her vivid characters, her childhood stories, along with her imagination on the shelf, where they would wither for a while. After all, she needed to grow up and do the “sensible thing.” Life moved on, London grew up, and the sensible thing earned London a degree in Psychology. She took a serious job in the real world, doing serious things and being a responsible adult, although the need to be a little irresponsible crept in. As a result, she started scribbling again. Happy to find her imagination was still alive and kicking, she decided to pursue writing, walked away from doing the sensible thing, took on the world of the written word, and has never looked back!
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