I’ve always been an avid reader. Fantasy, mystery, horror. Reading takes you to a different world and you can be a different person. I always loved that. It was when I read Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series that the idea to write my own book struck me. I’d always been imaginative, daydreaming up all sorts of stories in my mind, I’d just never tried to write one down before. However, I wanted to read another book with intelligent dragons like Ms. McCaffrey had in her books.
That book didn’t really work out, but it was a good learning experience. Once I gave up on writing that story, I realized I needed a bit of instruction on how to write. I began searching the internet for any articles I could find on the process. I love Holly Lisle’s website for this; she has a lot of free articles. I started buying her programs, took her How To Think Sideways writing boot camp. I even took a few classes through my local college.
Four fizzled plots later, I picked up a book by Jayne Ann Krentz. I thought it was a mystery, as I picked it up off a markdown table, and it didn’t say the genre. However, it was romantic suspense, which instantly captivated me. I’ve always loved my stories to have a romantic theme to them, but I’d never read romance. This genre, however, is perfect for me. A love story, a bit of mystery, some horror thrown in, and I’m always guaranteed they will live ‘happily ever after.’ Suddenly, I couldn’t stop the story ideas from coming. Romantic suspense is MY genre.
I wrote Always & Forever in a few months, joined an on-line critique group so I could hear the truth about my work, and after many, many edits, Always & Forever is ready for the public’s reading pleasure.
“Always and Forever” is author Chantel Rhondeau’s exciting new contemporary romance! Read about it below and stop by my blogger site tomorrow for an interview with her sexy hero, Zac :-)
A suspected murderess flees her former life in search of tranquility, but ghosts she left behind refuse to die, threatening to destroy her happiness.
Lilly Price is desperate to escape public scrutiny once released from her incarceration. She moves to a lakeside community in hopes of remaining anonymous while rebuilding her tattered life.
Widowed Zach Woodbridge is in no hurry to find a new bride. He longs for a peaceful summer, writing at his lakeside cottage. Things change after an introduction to his grandmother’s new assistant, Lilly.
When Lilly’s secrets are revealed, can their fragile relationship weather the storm? And when a man from the past returns to reclaim Lilly, using any force necessary, can she and Zach protect the people they love?