Hi friends! We’ve got the wonderful Beverley Kendall visiting with us today! Can you believe it’s July already? Can we please stop time, at least until I can pretend I’m almost nearly kinda sorta caught up? :X
Leaping forward centuries but going back in time
Sometimes I think to myself, Bev, you are certifiably insane to write in three genres. Here’s the deal: I recently finished All Over You, which is book 1.5 in my new adult, Unforgettable You series. It was supposed to be a novella no longer than 25k words and ended up being a 45k word short novel. My darn characters don’t like to do what I tell them. Anywho, back to my point. After finishing AOU, I will immediately launch into writing a Victorian-set historical romance. Seriously, I’m exhausted just typing it out and thinking about it.
I write my new adult novels in dual first-person, present tense and my historicals are written in third-person past tense. Making that leap alone is going to be mind-boggling. Can you say hello mistakes! Then of course I’m going from a contemporary college setting to—well Victorian London and the ton. Talk about worlds and centuries apart.
But the thing is, I love writing both and in 2014 I’m going to add adult contemporary romances to the mix. It keeps me on my toes and keeps things interesting. I can tell you I’m never bored and I find each genre a challenge in its own way.
Right now though I’m really in love with my new adult characters and stories. Writing about them makes me nostalgic. I love that time before full-time jobs, mortgage payments and bills. I love writing and reading about falling in love for the first time. I love the angst of that time in our lives when we were legally considered adults but didn’t have all those adult responsibilities. That is the reason I made the leap into writing new adult romances.
In All Over You (formerly titled Those Nights in Montreal), the heroine Rebecca (who was first introduced in Only For You) broke it off with her boyfriend the year before. She’s done with him and feels more than justified in breaking up with him. But Scott, the hero, wants her back…desperately. And he’s going to use whatever he has in his arsenal to do so—even if it means playing dirty pool.
Personally, I love it when the hero has to do a bit of groveling. I also love it when he doesn’t exactly play fair—if you know what I mean. 😉 But more than anything, I love a story about past hurts and second chances and All Over You is that kind of story. I hope you’ll give it a try. It’s currently FREE at all the major etailers.
What about you? Would you ever or have you ever given your ex-boyfriend, ex-fiancee or ex-husband a second chance? Comment and enter to win a $15 Amazon eGift Certificate.
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I honestly don’t know. I had a hard time forgiving my mom for cheating on my dad, and she’s blood. I probably wouldn’t, because I would have the fear of getting burn again.
Nice covers. No, I haven’t.
I think it depends on the issue and what is involved before I gave a second chance. I think marriage is all about working through the good and the bad but when it comes to major sins i.e. cheating then it could be a different story.
depends on the pain caused
ps. thanks for the freebie
Welcome Beverley! I am still waiting for Tempted and hearing that you’re going to jump into contemporaries is all to exciting! I love second chance romances in stories but as for myself, it all really depends on what they did for me to either give them a second chance or not.
Hi Beverley! I love stories about second chances. I did have a few boyfriends that I gave a second chance, but they didn’t work out anyway. I’m looking forward to reading your books & novella!
I would never give an ex another chance because he’s an ex for a reason. If there was a major misunderstanding that could be a reason. He should have explained it at the time though. Reading get back together stories in romances is okay but I do not think so for real life.
Maybe depend who broke up with whom,congrats in the books
Would only give a second chance based on why they became an ex. If for something serious – cheating when dated, infidelity when married, lying, committed a crime – more than likely – NOT! But if we grew apart, had different interests and met up again and chemistry was still there – maybe.
Love the excerpt. Already own All Over You. It’s currently edging to the top of my TBR pile.
Thanks for sharing.
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I’ve never been in that situation, but I like to think that I’d be open to forgiveness and second chances. Happy to see you here, Bev, and I’m really looking forward to the new historical you’re working on.
Quite frankly I always think they became an ex for a good reason. Some things cannot be forgotten or forgiven.
It depends on what they did to become an ex. If it was cheating or abuse, definitely not.
I did try to give my ex another try years ago. The important word in that sentence is try. I was a terrible idea.
No I haven’t and I doubt I ever will.
Honestly, it depends on why they are an ex. It would require a transformative change, one where I could be assured that whatever was the issue in the first place was no longer a problem at all…
Nope I have never given an ex another chance because they have been more friends than anything else.