Today, I get the chance to welcome another new-to-me author on the blog. AJ Adaire writes lesbian romance, something I’ve started reading after joining the Facebook Rainbow Snippets group and coming across some very intriguing stories, so I’m hoping her books will become a nice addition to my library. Her newest book, Match Me, is due out in a couple of weeks and here, she’s talking a bit about how it all came about.
What A Gift
What a gift my writing has been. Of course there is the creative outlet of starting with a blank page and, somehow, after a few months, there is a finished story. I’ll gloss over all the blood, sweat, and tears that flow between the first word and the final ‘the end.’ Doing that ten times, and producing ten books has provided an amazing sense of achievement. However, the true gift of my stories has been the friendships my writing has brought me from across the world as far as Australia and New Zealand, Austria, Trinidad/Tobago, the Netherlands, Ireland, and England, as well as more local neighbors in Canada, and readers across the United States.
This summer alone, I have or will meet readers, who have become friends, from New Zealand, Ireland, England, and Pennsylvania. In December, we spent some wonderful times with reader friends from Florida. My life has definitely been enriched by my book connected friendships. I think readers have come to know me through my posts about my cats Toby and Foster on Facebook. Toby stories generally get more likes than other items I post on Facebook here and here.
In December, shortly after Christmas, I started my tenth novel, Match Me, a romantic comedy. Three months later, I finished it. One month after that, the first round of edits were finished. Now, nearly six months after I typed the first word of the story, the publisher is formatting the finished product, the proofreaders are doing their second read throughs and my novel is a week or two away from release. For those of you who have ever fallen in love with an old friend, this one is for you. Here’s the blurb for my upcoming novel, Match Me.
Genre: F/F romantic comedy
What do Casey Harrison and Mica Baxter have in common? Apparently pretty much everything. Having known each other since high school, the two peas in a pod, long-time friends and business partners, are a couple in every way but one. That line hasn’t been crossed, due to Casey’s industrial strength walls, and set in stone conviction, against becoming romantically involved with a friend.
Hilarity ensues as Mica convinces Casey to enter a contest run by a new start up lesbian dating service called Match Me. The prize, a romantic vacation for two on an isolated island near Key West is at stake, and Mica wants to win it big time. Casey, feet dragging all the way, finally succumbs to Mica’s pleading and agrees to participate.
It is said that getting there is half the fun, and that adage is certainly true about Casey and Mica’s journey to their paradise island and, just maybe, something more. Will the two self-described ‘unluckiest people in the world’, be able to overcome all the obstacles, real and perceived, that stand in the way of their happy ever after? Only time and fortune, will be able to tell in this romantic comedy.
Watch Facebook and my website for the announcement of when Match Me is available. And to those of you who have read my others, thank you for being loyal readers. I hope you’ll enjoy this next one.
About AJ Adaire
If you had told AJ Adaire, when she was struggling to write a one page story for her high school writing composition class, that she would one day write seven novels, she would have bet everything that would never happen. In fact, she never would even have considered it a remote possibility. Thirty years later, during a blizzard, having read all the lesbian fiction books she had in the house, she declared to her surprised partner, “I think I could write one of these.” Who knew that completion of Sunset Island would lead to many more novels?
Now retired, she lives on the east coast with her partner of thirty one years. She has been quoted as saying, “Because we love a challenge we provide a loving home for two spoiled cats instead of a dog.” In addition to writing, any spare time is devoted to editing, reading, mastering new computer programs, and socializing with friends.
Her published romance novels include the Friends Series: Sunset Island (September 2013), Awaiting My Assignment (November 2013) and Anything Your Heart Desires (March 2014.) The Interim, a novelette that provides additional details about the life of Sunset Island’s Ren Madison, was released in November 2013. 2014 saw the release of One Day Longer Than Forever and It’s Complicated. Her latest book is I Love My Life (March 2015). A Journey To You was released in August 2015.
Connect with AJ Adaire
Website | Facebook | Desert Palm Press | Amazon.com |
More from AJ Adaire
Buy from Amazon
Buy from Amazon
Buy from Amazon