Today, we welcome Author A.L. Zaun to The Book Bellas to talk about creating chemistry!
Title: The Do Over
Author: A.L. Zaun
Release date: May 20th, 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
Life doesn’t look like it’s supposed to for Daniela, aka Dani. After a painful break-up with Rick, Dani decides she doesn’t want to deal with the hassles of relationship. After almost two years, Dani’s friends stage an intervention, forcing her out of her holding pattern and back into the real world of dating. Liam, a down to earth firefighter, may be just the person to show her she’s still worth something. Their chemistry is instant and electric. But will Dani be able to trust her patched-up heart with him? And what will happen when Rick decides he’ll go to any lengths to get her back?
Creating Chemistry Guest Post
By A.L. Zaun
This is a tough one. It would almost mean that I had control over them, and in many ways, my characters did call a lot of their shots. When I translate the scene that’s happening in my head, I try to focus on minute details, a touch, a glance, and a gesture just to name a few. I like to see their banter and personalities come to life, but I also like to have characters be multi-faceted. There are shades of grey in all of us. No one is 100% good or bad, and I like to show that in the way they think and interact with one another.
I spent a great deal of time in the character’s heads. Well, that’s not true. They spent a great deal of time telling me what to do. I wanted to make this story as real as possible. I didn’t want some far-fetched story, but something that women could relate to—a broken heart, finding comfort in reading, dealing with well-meaning friends, learning to open up, regret, remorse, mistakes, poor judgement—and to embrace that in the midst of all of that there is hope, and redemption. That also worked to create chemistry between the characters as they worked to live out their story.
About the Author
A.L. Zaun graduated from Florida International University with a degree in English Literature a long time ago. A degree she didn’t use at all in her professional endeavors. She loves to read, write and take pictures. She walks around with her camera, and most importantly she has her e-reader available at all times. Healthcare Management by day, Mommy in the evening and most nights, you can find her sitting in front of her laptop with a bottle of Diet Pepsi, bringing the voices in her head to life on the pages of her debut novel, The Do Over.
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