I’ve written a lot about my manuscript in this blog, but I haven’t revealed what the story is about.
Since I’ve entered Passionate Ink’s Stroke of Midnight contest and I had to submit a synopsis with my entry, I thought I’d post the synopsis of my novel.
Here it is:
Mark is attacked by guilt after each encounter with Rachel. Having an affair with your brother’s wife can do that. Unfortunately for him the self deprecating episodes don’t actually lead to him ending it… She’s an all consuming need that can’t be denied.
One morning, after a heated night of pleasure, the guilt shows him a cowardly way out. He tries to follow through, but, yet again, finds it impossible when confronted with the fiery mix of feelings she inspires.
The words he uttered trying to bring their affair to an end didn’t have the effect he intended, but there are other consequences. Rachel starts asking questions and discussing issues they had always left alone, merely concentrating on their passion; and she won’t be deterred in her pursuit of answers. In a way he never imagined possible, his botched up attempt at a break up sets in motion the demise of his brother’s marriage and he will have to live with that for the rest of his life.
His whole family’s world is set upside down when Rachel and him go to the next level, and in the middle of that turmoil Mark must decipher what their relationship means to him and where it will lead now that the rules of the game have changed. His desire never falters; struggling for legitimacy strengthens their bond, but is that all there is? Is he prepared for more? Mark must come to terms with his feelings and his actions and mature along the way if he wants to build a new life with Rachel… Is he up to the task?
I hope the story appeals to you.
Write to you soon.