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You’re not supposed to want the one who torments you.
When my stepbrother, Elec, came to live with us my senior year, I wasn’t prepared for how much of a jerk he’d be.
I hated that he took it out on me because he didn’t want to be here.
I hated that he brought girls from our high school back to his room.
But what I hated the most was the unwanted way my body reacted to him.
At first, I thought all he had going for him were his rock-hard tattooed abs and chiseled face. Then, things started changing between us, and it all came to a head one night.
Just as quickly as he’d come into my life, he was gone back to California.
It had been years since I’d seen Elec.
When tragedy struck our family, I’d have to face him again.
And holy hell, the teenager who made me crazy was now a man that drove me insane.
I had a feeling my heart was about to get broken again.
Stepbrother Dearest is a standalone novel.
**Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+
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When you write do you outline everything or just let the story unfold as you write it? The stories are a combination of thoughts and ideas generated at random parts of the day, like in the shower or on the treadmill or in the middle of the night. I think long and hard about how the plot will play out from start to finish before I start writing. First, I generate a basic outline using pen and a notepad (with lots of scribble and cross outs). Then, I build upon it. In the meantime, I fantasize about the story for good portions of the day with clear images and dialog running in my head. Bullet points turn into pages that eventually turn into chapters once I start moving the process over to the computer. I take notes all day as ideas pop into my head. I feel like my mind is sometimes half in this world and half in the fantasy one simultaneously.
What inspired you to write your first novel?
I majored in broadcast journalism in college and spent most of my twenties as a morning news anchor. While it was fun and rewarding, I needed to give it up in order to start a family. In tv news, I was getting up at two in the morning and sleeping at 6:30 at night. It was not conducive to having children. It was a fun career while it lasted, but it was never a passion. There is no one clear source of inspiration. Writing simply became a therapy and an escape in my mid-thirites and a way to finally engage all of the thoughts and fantasies that had been playing in my head like little movies almost my entire life.
What was your inspiration behind this book? I just thought it was a fun idea…a little taboo but not over the top at all. I honestly just came up with the idea one day and started writing and never stopped. The character of Elec just wouldn’t shut up in my head and wanted to come out!
Penelope Ward is a USA Today Bestselling author.
She grew up in Boston with five older brothers. She spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career.
Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.
She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 8-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.
Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island.
She is currently working on her fifth novel, Jake Understood. She is the author of Gemini, Jake Undone, My Skylar and Stepbrother Dearest.
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