Thanks Brenda and the Roses for inviting me here today.
I have a question for you and your readers: What do you know about your beloved? Is it enough to save him if the gods decided he’d slighted them?
I posed that question in my debut novel The Artist’s Inheritance.
As romance authors you’re sort of squashed into a certain format—boy meets girl, boy and girl face obstacles on the road to happily ever after, heck, maybe at first they don’t even want HEA with each other. Eventually they jump over all those hurtles and make it to the altar, or at least broach the subject.
It’s such an ingrained format most of us can sing it in our sleep.
But when I sat down to write my novel, that tried and true format just didn’t work. Caitlin, my main character, knew far too much about her beloved. She knew that his brother and sister were artists, she knew that his mother had gone missing, she knew that the brother and sister both committed suicide. Being realistic and rational, these are not things one usually brings up to a girlfriend in the opening stages of a relationship. I contemplated the reunion format but, they’re not my favorite types of books either.
What to do then?
Caitlin had an answer: She insisted they were married. “I have to see what he does in those off hours to see this weird thing he’s creating in secret, don’t you think? I have to live with him, at least. It’s all about his family, sister!”
So, what else could I do? Marriage of Convenience maybe? Since it’s set in Present Day Florida and the characters are not of a culture that might choose that for their children, that didn’t work either. Nor did Caitlin like the idea of a shotgun wedding, so to speak.
I had no other choice.
I had to begin the story after Caitlin and her beloved Trevor married and I ask you, what’s more romantic than a man or woman willing to fight imps and gods bent on your family or your beloved’s destruction?
This is just the beginning of Caitlin’s fight for her beloved, so I hope you will give The Artist’s Inheritance a chance, and like what you see.
Would you like to read more about it? Here’s the synopsis:
How far would you go to save your beloved?
Trevor and Caitlin were once happy newlyweds, profiting from Trevor's art. Until Trevor inherits his brother's house, and with it, his part of a family curse. Now, Caitlin will stop at nothing to save her beloved husband from insanity and suicide, even if it means she must embrace her destiny and become a witch.
The Artist’s Inheritance is available at:
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/ORLQyF
And in paperback at Createspace: http://bit.ly/RkOdr0
About Juli D. Revezzo
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Thanks, ladies, for having me here today! Have a ahem, rosy day!