Let’s talk APOLONIA!
October 6, 2018 marked the 4th anniversary of my super fun romance/sci-fi novel: APOLONIA . Sometimes I’ll see something in the universe that spurs my author brain into action. For APOLONIA , this story line began to percolate as I watched the video E.T. by Katy Perry. I was busy writing Walking Disaster, Red Hill, and A Beautiful Wedding at the time, but writing APOLONIA was always in the back of my brain, scratching and screaming to get out.
When I finally got the chance to start writing APOLONIA, like every other book I write, it turned into something different than what I had planned ... and better. I had initially though this story would be YA, but as I fleshed it out, I realized it was fairly dark, and most definitely New Adult. Well, New Adult Sci-Fi Romance, (but I would definitely put the romance before the sci-fi). APOLONIA is romance/relationships all the way through, and contains the steamiest sex scene I've ever written. If you’ve read my other books you know I like to write a steamy lead-up, but don't detail the sex scenes much. While APOLONIA is far from erotica and certainly doesn't focus on sex, this particular sex scene definitely made me blush as I wrote it.
If you haven’t read it, what are you waiting for??
This is not the “official” description, but let’s talk APOLONIA.
APOLONIA features college sophomore Rory Riorden. She isn't your typical pretty heroine. She has piercings, wears a lot of black and gray, and pretty much hates everybody. After witnessing the murder of her parents and best friend in high school, she’s very guarded and feels it's dangerous to get close to anyone. Other than her professor Dr. Zorba, and the irritatingly persistent and good-looking Benji Reynolds, Rory has achieved loner status. That is, until Cy, an international student fresh from Egypt, walks through the classroom door. His warm skin and golden eyes make Rory forget that she loathes him, even though he's brilliant and they're competing for the same research assistant spot. But when Cy finds himself in serious trouble with some very powerful people, Rory's traumatic past makes her uniquely qualified to save him.
This book features so much of what I’m known for: angst, romance, build up, real emotion, and action. With such a traumatic past, Rory doesn’t know who to trust or what to believe. This book keeps you guessing up until the very end. I constantly found myself getting lost in the story the whole time I was working on it.
APOLONIA is the story of a damaged girl who doesn't need anyone, but finds that the entire world will need her strength to survive. A little bit Roswell, a little bit Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, APOLONIA is a dark, funny, romantic, action-packed whirlwind that will keep you glued to the pages while on the edge of your seat.
“No one can hurt me. It’s like trying to fill a cup that’s already full.” - RR
Now that I’ve got you hooked, get your copy now and enjoy the ride!