A long time ago I heard a romance author say, “the hero and heroine should meet in a memorable way.” I use to think that meant different from the way normal people have met their future spouses and lived happily ever after. But today, I understand that ‘memorable’ meetings should reflect the tone of the story. The way your characters relate to each other and to other people in their lives can be very telling. Do they have relatives and friends that they interact with every day, or are they loners? Different plotlines require different relationship situations.
In my novel North Star, it’s very important to set the stage for Caresse and Graham. They are multi-dimensional characters and some of the conflicts they face deal with breaking away from their comfort zones. They may have met in a very ordinary way but the situations they are placed in are anything but ordinary.
One of my blog fans asked me why I started the Sheridan series with Graham instead of one of his other siblings and the answer was quite obvious. He’s a tortured soul.
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