ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Summerita Rhayne writes contemporary and historical romance with lots of emotional conflict. She first got published in 2013 and has won contests with prestigious publishers such as Harlequin and Harper Collins India. She firmly believes if the inspiration is strong enough, the story characters will find a way to make the writer pen them down, even when writing time is in short supply. When cerebrally confronted with the sizzling interaction of two Alpha characters, the only way to get peace is write their book!
At heart, she’s a family person and even though she loves her medical teaching profession, she happily becomes a homemaker when not at work. She loves winding down with music, romcoms, cricket (strictly watching only) and social networking.
Thank you Summerita for this guest post. After reading this, I cannot wait to read your book. I have always been a fan of M&Bs in my teens. I did read Penny Jordan, Nora Roberts and Danielle Steele and enjoyed them. Well, you are sounding just like me, without your writing skills, of course.
Here’s her lovely response below.
What inspires you to write in the Romance Genre?
Hi Lata. Thank you for having me on your blog.
It is always difficult to put a finger on what inspires us. Much easier to chart out a character’s motivation. I think it goes back to when I first developed an interest in reading. Almost the first book I read when I could properly read English was an abridged form of Jane Eyre. I think that explains how it all started. I did read all the obligatory Enid Blytons, Nancy Drews and Hardy Boys, but then I chanced on a Mills and Boon. Now, those who have read the nineties M&Bs know what compulsive reads they provided. The first book I read was Shrouded Web by Anne Mather. You can imagine what an impact a book makes from the fact that I still remember the title. Then lots of Charlotte Lamb, Carole Mortimer and Penny Jordan books followed. Gradually, I switched to Danielle Steele, Victoria Holt and Nora Roberts. That love of the romance genre grew and grew. A romance book has at least three elements which make it a fascinating read. Two empathetic characters, an emotional delving into conflict and a satisfying tying up of the threads by the end. Reading led to writing. I believe the initial forays of writing romance in my teens, actually sowed the inspiration to be a romance writer later. I also believe that romance is one of the flavors that life gives us that has more overpowering effect than any other. Add to that a belief in happy-ever- afters and you’ve one hopelessly optimistic fabler.
A Passionate Romance
More Than Just Desire
Piya walked out of an explosive situation three years ago. She married Arfaaz for security but left him facing chaos she created. Now she’s back in Bollywood and searching for the crown she gave up when she ran away. In the competitive world of starry glamour, the only way she can begin her career anew is to trash the past and get a divorce.