How a Real Life Town and College Inspired The Setting For Three Series

There have always been certain places in my life that I just felt like I belonged…that it was where I was supposed to be. I always knew I would move back to North Carolina, no matter how many places I moved to in the meantime. But the first place I knew was a space I’d return to was Williamsburg, Virginia.

William and Mary Campus Williamsburg, Virginia Photo by Shaw Montgomery

Even as a young teenager, the first time I saw the campus of William & Mary I knew that was where I wanted to be. So it probably won’t surprise you that when I started imagining a college for my guys where they could learn to be themselves and be happy, I always pictured that campus in my head.

I’ve taken a lot of liberties with the town and the surrounding area, but it’s the feel of the college and the way the town spreads out around it that I love and wanted to give to my guys.

I got a chance this week to walk through Williamsburg and the college again, this time showing it to my teenage kids, and that feeling came rushing back. It was wonderful getting to soak up that feeling again, even if my kids don’t really understand. However, they humored me and we had a great time so I have no complaints.

William and Mary Campus Williamsburg, Virginia Photo by Shaw Montgomery

But as we walked around the mostly deserted campus, I couldn’t help but picture how my guys would look there…Kevin running across campus because he was late or Bryan hiding out between some of the buildings just because he needed a break…and Cody wandering between the buildings with his head in the clouds.

They’re all so very real to me, and I can’t help but think that some of that realness is because I’ve always imagined them in one of my favorite places.

William and Mary Campus Williamsburg, Virginia Photo by Shaw Montgomery

 

Pictures in this post are from my recent trip to campus, and although I’ve taken a lot of liberties with the town, I hope you enjoy seeing where I imagine them wandering around.

William and Mary Campus Williamsburg, Virginia Photo by Shaw Montgomery

William and Mary College is featured in three of my series:

The Loving Series, a slow burn incest taboo between loving brothers. Read Book 1, Too Close to Love.
The Pieces Series, a best friends to lovers age play story. Check out book one, His Missing Pieces.
The Embrace Series, a slow burn threesome romance featuring a nervous professor and his loving Daddy. Here’s book one: Embracing Faith.

William and Mary Campus Williamsburg, Virginia Photo by Shaw Montgomery

Share in the comments below: Have you been to William and Mary College? Can you picture any of my guys hanging out on campus? If you’re an author, share real life locations that have inspired you!

Embracing Love Audiobook Ready for Listening!

The audiobook for Embracing Love is now live. It took a bit longer than I thought it would, but the rest of the story for Cody and his sweet Doms is now out.

Embracing Faith and Embracing Love are about Cody, Jameson, and Ford, three men who are all very different but perfect for each other. If you haven’t read the story of Cody, with his Daddy Ford, and the confused professor Jameson the audiobooks are the perfect way to enjoy it.

It will also give you something fun to enjoy until The Only Way to Dream comes out on the 22nd and you get to see what it takes for Detective Avery to finally fall head-over-heels in love. There will be more out about Detective Avery and his men this weekend, so keep an eye out.

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Embracing Faith Now On Audible!

Some characters just shine in audiobook. Cody from Embracing Faith and Embracing Love is one of them. Kenneth Obi has done a great job capturing how quirky he is and how he just sees things a little differently. I can’t wait to see what you think now that Embracing Faith is out.

Embracing Love will be recorded in early-March so don’t wait to listen to Embracing Faith or you’re going to be behind. I have to admit, listening to Cody’s logic and how he approaches Ford the first time at the club made me laugh. I hope you have just as much fun with him.

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Coming June 14th…Embracing Love!

My sweet guys are back in Embracing Love. When I first started writing Embracing Faith I had a feeling Ford, Cody, and Jameson wouldn’t stay content with just one book. I was right. As Jameson continued to drag his feet, I knew they would need a second book. Embracing Love is the continuation of their story.

I can’t wait to show you how they grow together, and the cameos in this book were fun but a little unexpected for me. With some of my guys being so shy and Cody being so…so very Cody, it shouldn’t have surprised me that things wouldn’t go quite as planned. I love all my guys so it just never occurred to me that Cody, Bryan, and Kevin wouldn’t immediately click. Luckily they have Finn, Beckett, and Dr. Sheppard to step in and help the guys relate to each other.

Here’s the first chapter if you’re curious.

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Embracing Faith…Coming May 24th!

Ford, Cody, and Jameson…When I first started planning out Embracing Faith I knew a little bit about who they would be, but I don’t plot out my books in detail, so a lot of who they were was a mystery to me. Ford came to me right away. He’s confident and sure of himself and at a point in his life where he knows who he is…an asexual Daddy Dom who’s open to love but not really expecting it.

Cody and Jameson are different. Cody knows who and what he wants, but he’s inexperienced and young. Jameson is mature but hides a lot of who he is, even from himself. They both need someone in their life who can steer them through the obstacles in their relationship and can give them strength. They both need Ford. Cody needs a Daddy, and Jameson needs a friend and someone he can lean on.

Their story will be over two books and the second one will be out in mid-June, but it’s already written and with my editor. It might feel like a different take on age play than I normally write, but I actually think he’s one of the best Daddies I’ve written. I can’t wait to see what you think of all of them. Embracing Faith will release on May 24th. Check out the first chapter if you’re curious.

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