One day out of the blue, author C. Elizabeth contacted me about her contemporary romance, Absolute Obsession. Although there are plenty of book editors in Canada, she found me in Texas and hired me for the project.
I love romance novels, especially those with unexpected story lines. In this case, C. Elizabeth crafted a love story that spanned two countries. Here’s the premise:
Forsaken by a woman he’s never met, unable to control the debilitating agony, Michael seeks solace on the darker side of Hollywood. Meanwhile in Western Canada, having been doubly devastated, Rose relinquishes to a life of loneliness. Both are certain they’ll never again find that for which they long for – each other.
Working with C. Elizabeth became an utter joy, and thus began our transcontinental friendship that involved several additional projects. Next in the series came Absolute Obstruction based on the following premise:
Being lonely isn’t anything new for 45 year old Rose Terrance. After all, that’s what she signed up for when she married beautiful, 33 year old movie star, Michael Terrance and in spite of her loneliness, their love stays strong. However, their love, nor Michael’s vehement overprotectiveness, can shield Rose from a threat that is beyond Michael’s comprehension, one that annihilates his heart and lines his soul with guilt.
About the Author
C. Elizabeth lives in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada and is a full-time paralegal. She stumbled upon writing, or it found her, and she finds it a peaceful escape. She’s very excited to have her characters come alive in her readers’ minds. It only took 11 days for the first draft of Absolute Obsession to be completed, and she says that it was the characters who chose her to write their story. She intends to keep writing, as long as her characters continue to speak to her.
“Melanie is an amazing editor. The amount of time she’s taken to ensure my writing is its best and that my novels flow (yes, novels—plural), goes above and beyond the call of duty. I couldn’t have asked for anyone more supportive, encouraging and professional. She’s truly the best and I will continue to hire her to edit my novels.” ~ C. Elizabeth, Ontario, Canada, author of Soul Control, Absolute Obsession and Absolute Obstruction
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