The Scent of Heat

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DRAMA FAMILY HISTORICAL FICTION ROMANCE

1940s & '50s

E. P. Sery

Logline

The Scent of Heat is 19-year-old Ariella Paz's story in the 1950's in Israel. She has a dream to live in America after having tasted life in Argentina as a teenager. While she is serving in the army, her mother is going through a devastating illness which hurls Ariella into an emotional turmoil and reevaluation of her life's dream. He vulnerability throws her right into the arms on an ex-officer who isn't whom she thinks he is.

Genre

Drama, Family, Historical Fiction, Romance

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

As young Ariella Paz and much older Arik Emmanuel have different reasons for engaging in a torrid love-affair, Arik has the upper hand. His lies and deceit go uncovered for a while but Ariella slowly gains confidence and tries to flip the odds in her favor. Does she succeed?

Ending Description

Arik doesn't man up to his promises and Ariella seeks an abortion. Her father marries his younger sister-in-law and together they'll take care of Ariella's younger sister, Yael. Ariella is free now to leave for America, but Arik's son sits next to her on the plane.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Twist, Coming of Age, Happy Ending

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Ariella Paz

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Desperate, Faithful, Naive, Romantic, Adventurous, Beautiful, Charming, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Arik Emmanuel

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Masculine, Secretive, Seductive, Aggressive, Charming, Confident, Greedy, Manipulative, Criminal, Heartthrob, Sexy, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Rachel

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Confident, Faithful, Honorable, Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Aunt Pearl

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Seductive, Faithful, Outspoken, Beautiful, Confident, Decisive, Manipulative, Adventurous, Aggressive

Logline

The Scent of Heat is 19-year-old Ariella Paz's story in the 1950's in Israel. She has a dream to live in America after having tasted life in Argentina as a teenager. While she is serving in the army, her mother is going through a devastating illness which hurls Ariella into an emotional turmoil and reevaluation of her life's dream. He vulnerability throws her right into the arms on an ex-officer who isn't whom she thinks he is.

Short Summary

As young Ariella Paz and much older Arik Emmanuel have different reasons for engaging in a torrid love-affair, Arik has the upper hand. His lies and deceit go uncovered for a while but Ariella slowly gains confidence and tries to flip the odds in her favor. Does she succeed?


Arik doesn't man up to his promises and Ariella seeks an abortion. Her father marries his younger sister-in-law and together they'll take care of Ariella's younger sister, Yael. Ariella is free now to leave for America, but Arik's son sits next to her on the plane.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Ariella Paz

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Desperate, Faithful, Naive, Romantic, Adventurous, Beautiful, Charming, Complex

Character 1

Name: Arik Emmanuel

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Masculine, Secretive, Seductive, Aggressive, Charming, Confident, Greedy, Manipulative, Criminal, Heartthrob, Sexy, Unapologetic

Character 2

Name: Rachel

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Confident, Faithful, Honorable, Outspoken

Character 3

Name: Aunt Pearl

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Seductive, Faithful, Outspoken, Beautiful, Confident, Decisive, Manipulative, Adventurous, Aggressive

Supplemental Materials

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