Please join us in welcoming author S.A. Meade to TNA today on the tour for her new release, The Unexpected Truth. She’s talking about pantsing–strictly in the writing sense, of course! And there’s also a giveaway, so be sure to check out those details below.
Erm…This Wasn’t How the Story Was Supposed to Go
When I started work on An Unexpected Truth, I had a vague idea of writing a nice, light romance with a scattering of angst set in the horseracing world. The trainer would fall in love with a racehorse owner, there would be misunderstandings, arguments, making-up from said arguments…you know, the usual stuff. Nothing too demanding.
Boy, was I ever wrong.
I’m one of those disorganised authors who, when embarking on a new story, has a beginning and an end and a vague idea about what’s going to happen in between. In other words, I’m a pantser. But something happened somewhere along the way. One of my characters decided he didn’t like the less-than-interesting past I had in mind for him. Oh no, he was something altogether unexpected. (Hence the title). Trouble is, I can’t give away his secret in this blog post. Just take my word for it, he grabbed hold of the plot and steered it in a completely different direction. I had to write things I’d never written about before, things I’d never thought of writing about before.
He has some serious secrets that he let slip as the story progressed. At times it didn’t feel as if I was writing, He was. The end result is something unlike anything I’ve written before. For starters it’s in 3rd person, when all my previous MM novels have been in 1st person. Again, it wasn’t a conscious choice. I’d written half of the first chapter before I realised.
I can’t complain. It’s the first new story I’ve written for three years. It was a lot of fun to write—a real roller-coaster. There are horses, handsome men, and…well…if you want to know what happens, you’ll just have to read it to find out what that unexpected truth is.
About the Book
Brendan Matthews is happy training racehorses for a living. He thinks he’s hit the jackpot when a wealthy orthopedic surgeon, Adam Ahmadi, sends six yearlings his way. Not only are the horses a cut above the rest, their owner isn’t too shabby either.
But not everything is as it seems. Adam has many secrets, most of them dark and deadly. When Adam’s past returns with a vengeance, he disappears, leaving Brendan confused and hurt.
If Adam survives, will his past destroy their future?
About the Author
S.A. Meade lives in deepest Wiltshire with her son, a dog and two cats. She is still partial to gin and tonic and loves to cook. When she’s not working, she stares at her laptop and waits for inspiration to strike, preferring that to mowing the lawn or weeding. When parked in front of a computer, she can be found wandering the streets of her village, dog in tow.
Follow the Tour
June 13 – The Novel Approach
June 16 – The Way She Reads, Jim’s Reading Room, BookLove
June 22 – Diverse Reader
June 27 – BooksLaidBareBoys, Urban Smoothie Read, KeySmash, Inglorious Bitches
July 4 – Reading Is Our Satisfaction, Sarandipity Book Reviews, Love Bites & Silk, Out Of My Head
July 11 – Sinfully MM Romance
July 13 – Padme’s Library, Book Lovers 4Ever
July 17 – Gay Book Reviews
July 19 – Books 2 Blog, Bayou Book Junkie, My Fiction Nook
July 21 – MM Good Book reviews