I would like to welcome today’s guest for Tuesday Teaser, Julia Rachel Barrett. Take it away, Julia.
I’m one of those readers who doesn’t need my romance zipped into a neat little package. You don’t have to tie up every loose end, you don’t have to tell me…and they lived happily ever after. Let me figure that out for myself. I started writing in my head long before I ever put pen to paper. As a comic book and Nancy Drew addict, I noticed that while each installment might stand alone, I could always look forward to the next book. Nancy’s life story didn’t wrap up on one book, nor did Superman ever manage to put Lex Luther away for good. Between reading books, or comic books, I had the luxury of fantasizing about what might happen next. I love the concept of might happen. It gives me the freedom to use my imagination and come up with a myriad of alternate endings. Serious fun!
I get into trouble, a lot, because I don’t necessarily end my stories with the white dress, the walk down the aisle, and a peek at the perfect family a year later with babe in arms. I can write it, I just don’t do it every time. I think I’ve done it exactly once, with My Everything – because after all the tragedy they’d experienced, I felt my protagonists, Grace and Ben, had earned a tried and true HEA.
My latest release, Pushing Her Boundaries, ends with our couple together. Maggie and Mace have become partners and lovers in every sense of the word, but I made a decision to end the story with their rescue rather than get into the details of the reunion with their families, describe what they ate for their first meal after getting back to civilization…I left that for you, the reader to decide. I trust your imagination to visualize their reception, their first meal, that first night in a bed that wasn’t made of pine needles.
I guess, like my semi-disorganized household – which is filled with kids and pets and activity – I don’t’ need neat and tidy. I’d spend an awful lot of time fighting a losing battle. How about you? How tidy do you want your HEA?
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