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!

Jeremy and Kevin are back!

Jeremy and Kevin… they were characters I never thought anyone would want to read about. When I wrote the first book in the Loving series, Too Close to Love, I was pretty sure about five people would read it and no one would be able to relate to them, but I had to tell their story anyway.

I wrote Too Close to Love over a long weekend, and I’d never had characters who were so clear from the very beginning. I remember thinking how sweet they were together, but I was afraid of what you guys would think. I just want to thank you for all the wonderful messages and comments about how much you love them.

If you haven’t had a chance to read their story yet, Too Close to Love is free on my site all the time as well as being free on Smashwords through the end of the year.

The fifth book in the series, Too Close to Lose, continues their journey and is now available too. It can be found on my website and on Smashwords. Being able to see them grow in their relationship and to start their journey into adulthood has been so much fun.

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Second-Guessing Love Out now!

For those of you who like my incest books, I have a short (16k words) twincest, Second-Guessing Love, that was written because of some inspiration from my editor. It’s not quite as sweet as my usual stories, but they’re definitely hot and know what they want. Gage is a bit stalker-ish when it comes to his twin Justin, so I’m curious to see what you think of my sexy stalker and his clueless twin.

The book is also up on Smashwords for those of you who would rather buy from them.

Second Guessing Love by MA Innes- Gay Romance Taboo Ebook Cover