I love to find unusual settings for my stories, whether it’s an exotic locale I hope to visit someday, or just a place I find interesting.
A few years ago, I read a story about a small North Carolina town that used technology to bring together its farmers in a very cool and productive way. As I tend to do, I clipped it for my file.
A few years earlier, I’d begun writing an erotic romance. Something about it wasn’t quite right, even after revising it a few times. I liked the characters, and they certainly liked each other, so much it was sometimes difficult to keep them apart. *grins* But it wasn’t until I hit upon weaving the agricultural news story into my own story that things began to click. I love that clicking sound.
So the story became Just the Right Amount of Wrong, an interracial contemporary erotic romance.
The hero became Ravelo Pena, a Latino whose parents emigrated from Puerto Rico, and who push Rav to be the top of his class. Rav’s ambitious, and highly successful when he returns home to that small North Carolina town. But has success tainted him?
The heroine, Sara Mullaney, can’t be sure. In high school, she and Rav used to dream about helping the local farmers, but now that he’s a man, he’s different in so many ways. Some of them are very good ways – he used to be cute, but now he’s drop-dead gorgeous with the physique of an athletic trainer.
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Just the Right Amount of Wrong is available at Smashwords and Amazon Kindle.