Welcome to Rookie Romance, Becca Siller!
Wanting You (Broken Road #1)
Author: Becca Siller
Publisher: Inkwater Press
Publication Date: 10 May 2013
After a bad break-up from her abusive ex-boyfriend Tony, Charlotte McElroy and her best friend Riley Tate decide to let loose in Las Vegas. Even though she has sworn off men, Charlotte finds herself powerless against her attraction to a gorgeous dark-haired movie star. His charming sense of humor and good looks are a lethal combination against her resolve to not get involved with a man like him.
Wyatt Grayson and Miles Porter embark on a weekend of drinking and partying with their good friend and fellow actor Jesse. On a short break from filming the second installment of the Forced Romance trilogy, the trio find themselves at the mercy of the two beautiful women. Wyatt and Charlotte never intended to fall in love but when she's attacked by her former boyfriend, Wyatt quickly learns that he can't live without her. Charlotte finds herself clinging to Wyatt for her own salvation from her nightmare.
But can their love withstand the broken road they find themselves on? Can it prevail despite Wyatt's promiscuous history, the temptation posed by ever-present and ever-willing bimbos, the geographic distance between them, and his demanding film schedule? Or will the turmoil of Charlotte's past, Wyatt's troubled childhood, and the threat posed by Tony keep them forever apart?
Guest Post- Taking the Leap
I suppose my initial incentive to start writing was to keep my mind busy. My husband is a wild land firefighter and is gone the majority of the year. I’m a stay at home mother of two boys, one is twelve and the other is two. Last summer I started reading The Hunger Games, then I read Fifty Shades, then I had this desire to read every piece of romance I could get my hands on. I read Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark books the Gena Showalter’s everything books. One night the idea came to me, two girls taking off to Vegas on a much needed vacation. I was probably feeling the need for a vacation myself at that point. But I set it aside for a while but as time went on I started to create back stories for the characters. I mentioned something to my mom, Tammy, about writing. “Of Course you should write!” She told me as if it was something I’d always aspired to do. The next day I sat down and wrote the first four chapters.
As the story progressed it became more about the telling of something important to me than just something to keep my mind occupied. My characters all mean something to me. Each of them has an aspect of their life that I or someone I know could relate to. The first book came to me in a flurry. I would sit and write for hours. My youngest was still little and took really long naps then. As I would finish chapters I would have my mom read them. When I could make her laugh or cry I would feel pride in my work. I will admit having my mother read the steamy sex scenes were a little embarrassing at times. But when I came close to the end of the book she suggested that I submit it for publishing. I scoffed at the idea originally. I have no formal training as a writer and science was my strong point in school. But I had several friends and family members read the rough draft and received really good feedback. She enlisted my dad and older son to encourage me. After about a week I had finished my book and had just finished the submission form for Inkwater Press but couldn’t push send. My mom snuck up behind me and did it for me. I have never been more grateful to her. A week later I heard back from them and now I’m working on book two. It’s much harder now knowing that I have so much to live up to.
I think having a very supportive family is what has helped me decide to peruse writing. I hope to have many more stories to share in the future. But I think having confidence in yourself and your ability is key. I struggle with that myself. But I try to think about what I want to read and go from there.
About the Author
Becca Siller was born in Mt. Home, Idaho, raised in California by a family of readers, and always enjoyed a good story. She was delighted to become a full-time stay-at-home mom but decided she needed something to keep busy during nap times. With the encouragement of her adoring family and an active imagination, she started on her first novel and hopes to have many more to come. Wanting You, the first book in the Broken Road Series, is her first published novel. To learn more, visit www.beccasiller.com.