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!

The Only Way to Live Audiobook is Here (sample included)!

The Only Way to Live is now out on audiobook. Derek and Sean are so sweet together. Hearing Sean work through everything he’s figuring out about himself is even cuter in audiobook…and the scenes between Derek and Jules are so funny.

Want a sneak peak? Click play on the audioplayer below to hear a portion of the audiobook, right now!

Book two will be out in just a few weeks, so grab Derek and Sean now.

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Two Switches = Happily Ever After?

What’s better than a Dom and a sub?

Two switches in every sense of the word.

Derek and Sean are finally here in The Only Way to Live. Derek is the feisty young guy who owns the adult toy store in Beautiful Shame Three: Christopher & Ethan. He likes to submit, but the right man also makes his inner Dom come out to play—and Sean is definitely the right man.

And if you’ve read Beautiful Shame Three, you know he likes to tease too.

Sean is the father from the third Beautiful Shame book that owns the mechanic shop. He thinks he’s vanilla and straight, but he’s really lonely and has given up on dating. A little bit of a push from Derek has him looking at his life and his sexuality in new ways.

This one has a bit of Daddy kink with the age gap, but it’s mostly just Derek driving Sean nuts and no age play is involved. The age play fun comes in book two when you get to know Derek’s best friend Jules…and the third book is going to have our favorite, understanding cop…Detective Avery.

If your curious about these two, here’s the first chapter.

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Surprise! Snow Regrets coming in January

I’m so excited to finally be able to tell you about my surprise.

In January, I’m going to be releasing a new age play book that will be part of the next Valentine’s Inc series.

Snow Regrets will be releasing on January 21st and will be out on preorder later this month. For now, head over to Nora Phoenix’s blog here to check out the cover and to see more about my new guys.