Writing a story takes words… and chemistry
To me, writing a book is not just about the words, it’s also about the chemistry. A writer knows when their hero and heroine don't match up. The story is flat and difficult to write. But when the chemistry mixture is just right, then look out because the story flows like the Mississippi River.
From the moment the hero and heroine meet, there should be fire. The attraction instantaneous. That's when a writer knows they've mixed up the right batch of romance. This is particularly important for the more sensual, or erotic, variety. And I don't mean just physical attraction either. Half of any great sex is the anticipation, the mental foreplay between the characters until you're just as "ready" as they are. ;)
In The Circle Eight: Matthew, the very first time they see each other, Matthew and Hannah have chemistry. Like an electric connection between them that snaps to life. I can feel it when I wrote the book and they felt it as characters. Shazam!
I always tell people if I don't squirm in my chair when I write my stories, then I know the reader won't squirm in theirs when they read it. Hey, that's a good rule of thumb and it's always worked for me. Something else I've always insisted on is the emotional aspect of a story. A really good one makes me laugh, cry, get angry, rejoice and take a journey. It's that connection between the reader and the story. Guess what I call that? Yep, you guessed it, chemistry!
Each time I crack open a book, either an e-book or a paperback, I am ready to take that journey, ready to dive into the world the author has created. If I feel like I'm stranded on the train platform watching the story chug away on the tracks, then I'm an unhappy reader.
I don't want that to happen to any of my readers. So I put my heart, soul and blood into every word I write. It's a piece of me that I'm putting out there for the world. I hope y'all take the time to give MATTHEW a read and let the chemistry work its magic.
The Circle Eight: Matthew, where she writes as, Bella Lang, to one lucky commenter.
Read Excerpt HERE.
A man learns to hold what is his…
It is a vast spread in the eastern wilds of the newly independent Republic of Texas, the ranch their parents fought for … and died for. To the eight Graham siblings, no matter how much hard work or hard love it takes, life is unthinkable without family…
In the wake of his parents’ murder, Matthew Graham must take the reins at the Circle Eight. He also needs to find a wife in just thirty days, or risk losing it all. Plain but practical, Hannah Foley seems the perfect bride for him . . . until after the wedding night.
Their marriage may make all the sense in the world, but neither one anticipates the jealousies that will result, the treacherous danger they’re walking into, or the wildfire of attraction that will sweep over them, changing their lives forever.
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