Build Us Your Ideal Story with Cheryl Adnams
What a fun game!
$3 Spent on Passionate open-door sex
I don’t mind an open door for sex scenes. In fact, I prefer them. Skipping the sex scene once or twice, if a book has a lot of them, is fine and sometimes necessary. As long as it moves the story forward, a sex scene – passionate or sweet – adds heightened tension and emotion. I have a few spicy scenes in my latest book “Handpicked”, including a particularly saucy bit of afternoon delight up against a bedroom door. Smokin!
$5 Spent on Sigh-worthy male lead
A hero who can make me swoon with his presence, strength (and hot body naturally) will make me want to read the story over and over again. But I love it when the tough guy has a softer side too, like my firefighter in “Common Ground”. Tough and tender is a hard combo to beat.
$2 Spent on A Surprise, unexpected ending
I admit I am not a huge fan of the “and they got married and lived happily ever after”. I like it when a writer is clever with the HEA. Marriage is not always the final HEA. Out of my five novels, I only have one marriage proposal. And in my latest, “Handpicked” … well you will just to have to read it and find out.
He who falls last, falls twice as hard.
Has the last bachelor of Muller’s Field finally met his match?
Andrew Muller has always enjoyed the single life. But now that his older brothers have found the loves of their lives, he’s beginning to see that being a one-woman man might have some benefits after all. But has he missed his chance?
Taryn McArthur loves her independent life of travel and working on the harvest trail. Some of her most treasured memories are the years spent at Muller’s Field vineyard with her father. At eleven years of age, her young heart fluttered when Andrew stole her first kiss from her. On her return to Muller’s Field to help with handpicking the grapes, she is thrilled to discover that Andrew has grown into a very attractive man.
Andrew is immediately entranced by her beauty and adventurous nature and while she is receptive to his advances, they both know that their romance can only be a short-term thing.
When Taryn’s secret life catches up with her Andrew must make a decision that will alter his easy-going life forever.
The smallest things in life can often make the biggest difference.