Published July 30th, 2013
The first time Natalie and Alex met, Natalie fell hard. Literally. The pair embark on a 3 month fling and after the fall Alex leaves the country. Natalie struggles to get on with her life and as it turns out, Alex can’t forget her either
Torn between what he feels for Natalie and loyalty to his father, Alex makes a choice that will change his life forever. But his overwhelming need to regain his father’s respect could ruin everything.
New Adult Romance – Adult Romance – which are their limits and how do you keep them?
In my opinion it has to be dark but with a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s a bit heavier than straight contemporary romance but shares the traits of a happy ending. It’s a fine line where it’s easy to cross into other genres and I just keep in mind that it’s sexy but not erotica so steamy scenes are
Why and how much are welcome the love/sex scenes in romance genre?
I love a good love or sex scene. It’s a hard one as I think there are some books I’ve read that have done the whole fade to black thing without showing the scene and they are just as awesome as the ones with more explicit scenes. It has to fit the rest of the story and not be too much if it’s out of place with the rest of the book. New Adult to me is a bit sexier because of the age range you’re writing about, they’re adults but still finding themselves.
How do you keep your novels’ originality among all the romance books?
I have a sense of humour which I think and I hope is reflected in my writing. Whether it be an unusual way for people to meet or poking fun at each other. As much as I like the dramatic a little bit of comedic relief goes a long way.
What do you think makes a great romance story?
There needs to be conflict, usually something to keep the couple apart or at odds with each other. I am all about the happy ending but if you want something that is true to life and fantasy at the same time then there has to be some sort of conflict involved. Life would be boring if there wasn’t any.
How important is the cover for the book?
Very important in my opinion. When I am looking for a book it’s the first thing that grabs me and I’m sure other people feel the same way. In the past I have bought books just based on the cover, I don’t even look at the blurb or the reviews.
Do you think we need or just want a happy end?
I think that we need a happy ending in a romance book. That’s what makes it romance and if you have something unresolved or ending badly then you feel unfulfilled. It’s an escape from the real world too and that’s not always a nice place so if a happy ending makes someone feel good then it’s worth writing one.
Thank you, Mrs, Ariadne Wayne
Heart pounding in my chest, I called the number. When it began ringing I nearly put the phone down but I couldn’t back out now. Not after all the time I’d spent searching.
“Hello?” said a very sleepy, confused sounding voice.
Shit. Mentally I counted in my head. It might be 9pm here but that made it 2am there. Not only had I randomly called someone who might not even be the person I was looking for but it was the middle of the night.
The voice sounded a bit more awake now and was definitely Alex. My Alex.
I burst into tears. “Don’t marry her,” I whispered.
“What? Who is this? Is that Natalie?”
“Please don’t marry her,” I said, sobbing now. His voice sounded so good and I wanted him here with me, not a million miles away or however many it really was. Anywhere outside my bedroom was too far away.
About the author:
Ariadne Wayne wanted to be a journalist when she grew up. Real life got in the way as did her love of computers and after twenty years she decided to return to writing and is loving it. After a lifetime of making up stories in her head, she’s now recording them to share with others. Her quirky sense of humour often leads all kinds of places and sometimes into trouble. She balances writing with working full time and bringing up two children and a husband so struggles for air at times but loves every minute of it!