Fresh FIction Box Not To Miss
Ashlee Mallory | Casting call!
Author Guest / June 20, 2017

Chemistry. We know what that’s all about, right? We could be standing next to a guy (or a gal!) who would probably tick all the boxes off the list you have for yourself: Beautiful eyes. Intriguing (a.k.a. good-looking) face. Kind. Funny. Financially secure… whatever it might be for you. Yet despite all of these things being checked…things just kind of fizzle. You can’t even hold a real conversation with him or her—and it’s not because you’re too tongue-tied or nervous. No, it’s because there’s just something not really there. Well, this chemistry, or lack thereof, can be the same thing when it comes to the characters in a book. You set up the characters. The setting. The backstory. The plot. But then you get the two characters on set together and they just don’t talk. And you realize that maybe it’s not writer’s block that is stopping your from pushing forward, but maybe that you’ve cast the wrong hero for your heroine. In my newest release, HER SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT, this is exactly what happened when I tried to set Daisy up with the wrong guy. It fizzled. Three re-starts of the book later, I finally realize that this was just…