As you have already seen from our other weekly posts, August is the month of romance!
I have teamed up with Sophie and Trisy to write different posts about romance!
Today we give you our dream collaboration between romance writers!
If we got to pair them, how would they collaborate and what story would they write?
I have several unicorn authors but two that I think would collaborate easily together and write something dream worthy: Amy Harmon paired with Leylah Attar!
How would they collaborate? Easily or with lots of booze to stand the other?
None of these is a “serial romance writer”. I mean they write one book a year or even every two or three year for Leylah Attar.
That’s important as that means that they should work and brainstorm at a similar pace.
No one would be rushed or pressured by the other.
Both have a deep, insightful and gorgeous writing. Leylah also adapts her writing and phrasing to the character and story she writes. Mingling with Amy’s style should be effortless.
Both have confided being booknerds as kids (see their respective interviews on this blog). Both have always been creative, even if Leylah had to wait a long time before writing.
Leylah is curious and loves to learn and I think that Amy being really into research and all to write her books (historical, fantasy) they would talk endlessly about everything they discovered and learned for their next book.
Leylah also has a deep sense of humor and I think that she would make Amy laugh so hard!
Verdict: easy collaboration.
What kind of story would they write?
I think a historical romance with a hint of supernatural would suit both of them. It would be an epic and exhilarating love story between two broken or flawed characters.
Let’s dream here!
The male character would be knightly like ...a templar! There is a hint of forbidden here as templars are akin to monks hence, not prone to have lovers. Templars were a Catholic military order and that should suit Amy’s love for spirituality.
Our hero would be a fighting templar sent in a crusade to free the Holy Land from Islam.
Let’s say that he was deadly wounded in a battle and left for dead. Our female character would be of islamic religion, from a nomad tribe but living on the outskirts of the tribe. Her mother died when giving birth to our female character and she was born with a special mark on her skin. Her people consider her a witch. She’s been beaten by her father as a kid and had such trauma that she has not spoken for more than a decade. Her best friend is a falcon she rescued when he was a fledgling.
She would stumble upon our knight and will heal him. He’ll spend time with her and her tribe, realizing that they are not the devils they are rumored to be. Except of course those tormenting her. He will blend in so well that when Catholics will attack the tribe, he will fight to protect them. Alas,she’s been captured in the attack to be sold as a slave. She will be shipped to France and he will follow her, trying to find her because he is in love and can’t stand the idea of living without her. He’ll find her thanks to her falcon and will go plead his case to the King of France or the Pope.
Of course you’ll have topics like: accepting differences, opening your eyes and heart to other culture, what’s faith and who is God etc.
It would be an epic romance with a HEA!