I’ve always enjoyed a good kiss. Kisses are a way of testing out the chemistry of a potential mate and basically keep us from hooking up with a close relative. The kiss just won’t be right. It’s best not to choose that mate when chemically altered, such as pregnant or on the pill. Arranged marriages probably don’t have the best outcomes. In Natural Attraction, I had a challenge with that first kiss. It had to seem to be between two men, but not be between two men. In Lily Graison’s blog, you can read all sorts of fictional first kisses, including that of Calvin and Wesley. The problem is, of course, that Calvin isn’t a man but a woman named Clementine chemically altered. What happens next? You’ll just have to read.
Bill Adams, is author of
It Wasn’t Me (On Amazon search Wasn’t-Me-William-Adams)
Hunter & Hunted (on Amazon search Hunter-Hunted-William-Adams)
I spent several sessions of workshops working on Natural Attraction, both at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. Bill and I met at the later. He published his novel from that workshop last year. He was kind enough to interview me on his blog. I published without an agent and he wanted my take on doing that. Here it is.
Clementine dreams of being a naturalist—a career that leaves no time for romance. To sneak on an adventurous prospecting expedition, Clementine will have to convince everyone she’s a man. A mysterious tonic offers her just that disguise.
But “Calvin,” as she calls herself now, had no idea what she was giving up. When Wesley, the expedition’s gentle preacher, catches her eye, she can’t get him out of her head; not his lush lips, wide brown eyes…or broad chest. Dare she reveal her secret to him? Can she keep her career if she does?
(For a print copy, visit your local bookstore.)