For lots of authors, me included, a story starts with a name. The name of the title, or the names of the characters. The beginning of Tempting Adam was easy. I wanted to play off the story of Adam and Eve.
Adam St.Eden was first. He was easy. St.Eden Studios in the paradise of Los Angeles.
Next I needed a heroine. Yvette, I felt, was close enough to Eve. Thus, Yvette Giardino (Italian for garden) now had a name.
St.Eden for the movie studio was a given. As was the seduction of Adam by Yvette to get his mind off the business and on to Yvette. The names fell into place and so did the story.