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.
And you know, a new GA&AG author means a new crazy fan letter contest! So if you want to do that as well, check the top bar soon and there will be more information. However – for now, Beverley has an awesome give away to one of you lucky duckies!