Twenty years ago, AJ Adaire wrote her first lesbian romance novel just to see if she could do it. The novel occupied space on her bookshelf, unread for nearly twenty years until, one day while in a cleaning frenzy, she considered disposing of the neatly stacked but now age-yellowed pages. As she began to read the long forgotten work, she was surprised to discover that the story was enjoyable! Editing and retyping the first book provided a new sense of accomplishment and additional tales followed.
Now retired, there is all the time in the world to write. She lives on the east coast with her partner of thirty-two years. Because they love a challenge, they provide a loving home for two spoiled cats instead of a dog! In addition to writing, any spare time is devoted to reading, mastering new computer programs, and socializing with friends.
AJ’s debut novel, Sunset Island, was published in September 2013. It begins the Friends Series. A novelette, The Interim, (November 2013), continues the story of Ren Madison and her transition towards being able to love again. Awaiting My Assignment, Book 2 of the Friends Series quickly followed in December 2013. It picked up the story of Melanie, Ren’s close friend, and introduced her new partner Amanda. Awaiting My Assignment named one of the Top Twenty Contemporary Lesbian Romances from 2013 by Elaine Lynch writing as E.B. Mulligan, 6/4/2014. Book 3, Anything Your Heart Desires, (March 2014) is the last book in the Friend’s Series for now. It features all the characters from the previous books, and tells Jo’s story.
AJ’s first novel not in the Friends series, One Day Longer Than Forever, was released in June 2014. It’s Complicated followed in October 2014. If you enjoy sailing, or reading about sailing, you might enjoy AJ’s next romance, I Love My Life, released in March 2015.
In 2015, AJ switched gears and wrote an Adventure/Romance called Journey To You It was a finalist in the 2015 Rainbow Awards, and received an Honorable Mention.
Don’t Forget, released in March 2017, marked a return to her romantic roots and told the story of two educators who formed a relationship in the 80s when being involved in a same sex relationship could cost them their jobs.