Today’s guest is a fellow Bradford Literary client and a fabulous writer – Elisabeth Naughton!
The Lure of Lost Love
Big thanks to Lauren for inviting me to play along during her Take You To Another World Contest! Having recently ventured into the world of paranormals, I’ve discovered there is one thing consistent across all the genres I write (and dabble) in:
I am a sucker for a reunion story.
I don’t know why. I think it’s that missed opportunity, the belief that everyone deserves a second chance, the romantic in me hoping real love—true love—endures no matter what obstacles life throws at us. My first reunion story was STOLEN HEAT â€“ the second book in my Stolen Trilogy. I loved that book and those characters, but I quickly learned reading a reunion story and writing one are two very different things. Writing a reunion story is HARD work. Not only do you have to make the reader believe these two characters can and will fall in love, you have to convince the reader they did so once before and then for whatever reason walked away from each other. When I finished STOLEN HEAT I vowed never to write another reunion story as long as I lived—I was missing several eyelashes by the end of it, after all. But that lasted, oh, three books. Then I wrote ENTWINED—my July 27, 2010 release and the second book in my Eternal Guardians series—and yes, you guessed it…it wound up being another reunion story as well.
See? Major sucker.
This time I’ve not only added lost love, betrayal and secrets, I’ve thrown in mayhem and other-worldly danger, scheming gods, seething demons and a hero with a serious death wish. I once again fell in love with the idea of a reunion, and when I got to know Zander—the hero in ENTWINED—I knew his story couldn’t go any other way. Zander & Callia pushed me to the brink a time or two, but I’m absolutely thrilled with the end result. So much so, I’m pretty sure book four in the series (which I’m about to start working on) will be another reunion story…with a twist.
To celebrate the release of ENTWINED next month, I’ve got a copy of MARKED â€“ book one in my Eternal Guardians Series and the book where readers get their first glimpse of both Callia and Zander â€“ to give away today. TODAY’S QUESTION: Simply tell me, Are you a fan of reunion stories? And if so, what’s your favorite reunion story?