The Scent of Heat

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1940s & '50s

E. P. Sery

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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.


Drama, Family, Historical Fiction, Romance,

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?


Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Twist, Coming of Age, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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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

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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