Sherell Cummings, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about writing new adult romance, and about your new book.
The Appeal of Writing New Adult Romance
I read. A lot. Especially romance. And I found this pattern. I didn’t know there was a formula to it, but as I read book after book I realized that everything I read followed this same pattern. In the romance genre if you didn’t follow this pattern – love interests meet, they fall in love, something breaks them apart, they get back together and live happily ever after – your book would never be noticed. When I started my writing adventure I thought about going in that direction because I wanted my book published, but after a while, the appeal to write got lost in trying to fit into the prescribed pattern.
So, I went in my own direction.
I write New Adult romance to get lost in the minds and emotions of the main characters I create, each seeking something they didn’t know was lost until they found it in each other. I see what they see, feel what they feel and take them through the roller coaster of highs and lows that is their journey to love. I want to pull the emotion out of the reader, make them believe that although this is fiction, it can be real. It’s about being creative in my own way, and no longer following the pattern of your typical romance novel, but sending the reader on an adventure of the heart through my eyes.
My hope is that I’ve succeeded in making everyone feel what I did while writing the story.
You Always Have Me by Sherell Cummings
Genre New Adult
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Kale Montgomery is stuck with a father who hates her, a mother who left her, and a town that pities her. Getting out of this life seems impossible, and yet she knows staying is the fastest way to lose her soul. When Wyatt McCade, her best friend from childhood returns to town, she is stunned to find a chiseled and devastatingly handsome twenty-one-year-old who brings hope back into her life.
Embarking on a cross-country road trip, Kale and Wyatt discover life apart from each other was never much of a life at all. They’re ready for their happy ending, but what’s love that isn’t tested? When a secret about Wyatt is revealed that could change their entire future, Kale is forced to find out if hope is her savior, or if it’s actually the most dangerous thing of all.
Where to buy You Always Have Me
Publisher Boroughs Publishing Group
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/you-always-have-me-sherell-cummings/1128132648
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Sherell Cummings is an IT Technician whose mind is consumed with what to write next. She and her husband, Jude and their two children live on the island of Trinidad and Tobago and when she’s not reading or trying to find time to write, she’s at work doing the regular nine to five.