Title: The Space Between
Author : Victoria H. Smith
Release date: April 2, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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When Drake started the night at his father’s campaign fundraiser, he never imagined he’d end it being conned into buying drugs on the West Side. Losing high-stakes poker has its consequences, but he’d repeatedly face them just to hear Lacey Douglas sing. Drake sees Lacey light up the stage, and he has to have her. But his intentions for being on her side of town turn out to be the reason he can’t.
Chicago native Lacey has dreams of the opera, but life has its obstacles. Lacey has come to know her hardships as part of living in the real world and accepts them fully. When Lacey meets the intense and invigorating Drake, a fire is lit inside her, unleashing those dreams again.
Two paths that should have never crossed prove to create the exact pairing the other needs. But when their worlds take time to catch up, everything they have is tested. Finding the space between the two sides that challenge them will be hard, but it’s the only place that will keep them together.
The Space Between is a new adult contemporary romance.
Interesting Facts about THE SPACE BETWEEN
1. Drake’s struggle with his identity is quite common for international adoptees. To help with his development, I researched many stories of adoptees and actively participated in online discussions to portray his struggle as accurately as I could.
2. Drake is stated as a Korean-born adoptee in the novel. I chose this country of origin because many boys were adopted from this country in the 1990s, which is the decade Drake was born. At first, I considered China, but it is rare boys are adopted from this country due to the nations’ one child policy.
3. Drake calls Lacey his “angel of song.” I’m a huge fan of Phantom of the Opera, especially the song “Angel of Music,” which the Phantom sings to his heroine. Drake’s nickname for Lacey was inspired by that.
4. Cooper’s original name was Blair, but I decided to change it after realizing I had written another character (in a different series) with a similar name.
5. The scene when Drake first sees Lacey sing is inspired by the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet.
About the Author
Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.
In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes.