During the summer months, there are few things I look forward to as much as reunions. Whether those reunions are with friends or family, the happy moments surrounding these events result in some of my fondest memories. Last night I attended my high-school class reunion. Reconnecting with old friends is something I consider priceless and precious. My anticipation built each day closer to the reunion. I wondered if the common bonds, backgrounds and topics that once found me friends with others would still remain or have disappeared. But those concerns were for naught once the evening got into full swing. Though years had passed since we tossed those graduation caps into the air, time hadn’t touched the friendships we easily rekindled. And before the last goodbyes were said, we promised to remain in closer contact and forbid distance from interfering with our friendships.

As a reader and writer of romance fiction, I really enjoy stories where a man and woman who were friends when younger reunite and either rekindle a romance or take their friendship from platonic to passionate. How they don’t let distance become an issue. When they dare exploring their desires, despite the possibility that the first stirrings of a romance could crash and burn and jeopardize the friendship they hold near and dear. The conflict inherent in reunion stories keeps me turning pages and pulling for the hero and heroine to overcome those obstacles and become best friends and emotionally-committed lovers.

One of my reunion stories has been published by Ellora’s Cave—ROUGHRIDER.


Rabid curiosity clashes with criminal minds and escalates the drama in a small Texas town where love and loyalties are harder won than any rodeo trophy.

Click here for more information about ROUGHRIDER

Much as Peaches and Herb once sang, these characters are reunited, and for them it feels so good.

Wishing you all many happy reading moments,

Shawna Moore
ROUGHRIDER -- Ellora's Cave
HELLE IN HEELS -- Ellora's Cave
TORMENTED -- Coming soon to Ellora's Cave
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Eliza Knight said...

Congrats on the book!

I have my HS reunion in a few months, can't wait to see how everyone has changed, and catch up with old friends. Glad you had fun at yours!

ShawnaMoore said...

Hi, Eliza!

Many thanks for your congratulations and for posting your thoughts :) Here's hoping you also have a fabulous time at your upcoming class reunion :)

Happy week wishes,


Mia Varano said...

Shawna, I wonder why some people hate the thought of class reunions. I don't think any of my siblings have been to any of theirs, and I know my husband hasn't been to any of his even though he now resides less than 10 miles from where he grew up. I've only been to one of mine, but mostly due to circumstances and my high school class didn't have a reunion for our last milestone. I think my husband would rather go to the dentist than a reunion! Can't quite figure out why. My siblings have mentioned, "I can't imagine I'd have anything in common with those people now." But when I went to my class reunion, we didn't talk about what we had in common NOW, but rather we shared laughs over the good times we had and the things we had in common THEN. Weird - I wonder what they're afraid of....

Anonymous said...

I am still a couple years away from my high school reunion, but I am already thinking about it. I can't wait to see how and where everyone ended up.

Also, I completely agree about my favorite books being the ones where characters are re-united...that's why i am writing mine in that sense. The prologue is set 9 years before the beginning of the book. the characters are friends in the beginning, and we'll see how they end up ;) I just wrote the first scene where they are re-united and it was so fun!

Elen Grey said...

Now you've got me singing the Peaches and Herb song, Shawna. :-) I hope you had a fabulous time. I was a country away when my high school reunion happened.

I, too, enjoy a good reunion story. Much cheer.

ShawnaMoore said...

Hi, Mia!

Thanks for sharing your reunion experiences and thoughts :) At my reunion, we talked about everything LOL Everything from back then to what's happening now. It was so wonderful and refreshing beinh able to hold those conversations as easily now as we had when we were still in high school. May you, your siblings and hubby enjoy many reunions!

Happy week wishes,

Shawna -- who says, "You can go back to high school, if only at the reunions" :)

ShawnaMoore said...

Yay, Kirsten!

Congratulation on your re-union novel! Those are always such a joy to write, and I call tell from your post your book is proving the same :) Best of luck! Here's to your book being on the shelves in time for that class reunion :)

May you have a wonderful time at all class reunions :)

Happy week wishes,

Shawna -- who's heading back to look at the web album of pics from her reunion :)

ShawnaMoore said...

Hi, Elen!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts :) I kept humming the P&H tune long after I posted the blog LOL Music is another of my passions.

Happy week wishes,


Nicole North said...

Great post! I love reunited romances, Shawna! It's one of my favorite themes. I wrote a novel of this sort and it was lots of fun.

ShawnaMoore said...

Hi, Nicole!

I look forward to writing more reunion-themed romances. It's especially fun plotting these types of stories when a second chance at love is also involved :) Hope you have a fabulous week!