PNR author Angela Addams is visiting again today. She was first here in spring of 2011, when I reviewed her book, "Ghost Bride" and also interviewed her. While her first few books were paranormal romance, her new one, "Going the Distance", is a contemporary romance, with just a hint of fantasy.
Ronan’s been in love with Steph Randell since they were teenagers. Pierced by Cupid’s arrow as a teen, the country boy fell hard for her.
As an award-winning actress, Steph has a mind of her own and is blinded by her ambition. Yet, for all her money and fame, the only time she truly finds peace is in Ronan’s arms. But she thinks that all she needs is a friend with benefits.
Cupid messed up and needs to fix things—an incredible boon if he can succeed. All he has to do is show Steph what she is missing and prove to Ronan that Steph is worth fighting for. What will Steph risk for love? And what is Ronan willing to give up to get his girl?
By ANGELA ADDAMS
Published by: EVERNIGHT PUBLISHING
Genre: FICTION, ROMANCE
Release Date: DECEMBER 26, 2011
Author Website: http://www.angelaaddams.com
Angie, thanks for stopping by today and sharing with us the challenges you faced writing this story.
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So, here’s the thing, I’ve kind of made a brand for myself that is centered around all things paranormal. That was always just a natural fit for me. So color me surprised when I started writing my latest novella, Going the Distance, and discovered that there wasn’t a werewolf, vampire or witch in sight! I mean, come on! There’s got to be a way to fit in some kind of paranormal creature, right? RIGHT?
Ahem, well, no, no there wasn’t. This particular story wasn’t feral enough for a werewolf tale . There was no room for a vampire lover. There wasn’t even a place for a measly little apparition to float around. No paranormal. Period. Well, not exactly NO paranormal. This particular story was written to fit into a series called Cupid’s Conquests in which Cupid, aka Eros, has been banished to Earth until he can fix the sad romantic state of the world. He must intervene in the lives of romantically deprived individuals and hook them up. In the case of Going the Distance, he’s got to fix a mistake he made years before.
So I found myself in an interesting situation, a little scared, I will admit, but not so put off that the story wasn’t flowing. I have to say I’m quite pleased with the result. This novella is HOT, right from the get go. It was interesting delving into a realistic world with common problems and having my heroine and her hero overcome obstacles that any one of us could face.
It was my first experience with a story taking over and even though I tried for a little while to force it into my paranormal mold, I knew it wouldn’t fit. I had to accept the reality that my brand was going to take a little detour into uncharted territory. And to be perfectly honest it was a great little jaunt…one I will most likely repeat at some point.
So now I can say that I’ve written a somewhat, mostly, contemporary erotic romance which is my favorite so far (I can say that because it’s my only so far ;-)
I truly hope it becomes your favorite too.
To celebrate my new release, I’m giving away an e-copy of Going the Distance! All you have to do is leave a comment (make sure to put an email address) and I will randomly draw a winner a week from today!