Today the fabulous Stephanie Haefner stopped by for her blog tour to talk about Firsts! She's already written a fun read A Bitch Named Karma but her newest novel is Soap Dreams. So here she is!
I have fond memories of my first kiss, first slow dance, first...um...other things.... ;) I think most women tend to hold onto those sweet memories. As writers, we pull them out when we need romantic inspiration. Many times I have reminisced about my youth while crafting stories. And even if the memories aren't so awesome or sweet, they're great for inspiration too. But maybe inspiration for death scenes or something. Yeah, I have some exes who will someday die or be maimed in one of my books!
Who doesn't enjoy thinking of a simpler time...lazy summer days and warm nights, the excitement of a new love interest, when everything was so fresh? The flutters of a first look, a first touch. The thrill of hearing through the grapevine that he liked you, and the rush when you found out the rumor was actually true.
In my newest release, Soap Dreams, my main character, Robyn, has no choice but to think about her ex, who was her first everything. After a decade, he's back, front and center in her life, and she's isn't exactly pushing him away. Memories of their youth keep flashing before her eyes. How easy it is to lose yourself in something like that!
The title Soap Dreams came from Robyn's ex, who is now a fabulous soap opera star. And he's trying to get her to come work for the show too. Crafting romantic stories had always been a passion for her, but it was pushed aside when her teenage sweetheart crushed her dreams of happily ever after. But now everything is different, and maybe her dreams will actually come true.
Thanks so much for having me today!! Jen, you are the best!! (Stephanie is an absolute gem! If you aren't following her you should be and I can speak from experience that her writing is fantastic!)
All commenters from every post on my blog tour will be entered in a fabulous grand prize drawing for a signed copy of A Bitch Named Karma and digital copies of both Paradise Cove and Soap Dreams!! Please leave your email address!