More Side Characters Begging For Attention

Sometimes side characters just slip right by you while you’re reading or writing, completely unnoticed, and other times they won’t get out of your head. A few of my favorite reoccurring characters started out life as side characters I thought would just quietly pass through a chapter and would never be seen again, like Dr. Sheppard who eventually got his own book (Rethinking Fate).

Every series has different side characters that stand out to me as clearly needing their own books, but I thought I’d share a few of my current favorites…and probably give some hints about what I have in mind for them for the future. Just because teasing is fun.

In my sexy and fun omega series, Romance & Revolutions, there’s this cute little cop who popped up randomly in book two. He’s all wide eyes and embarrassed curiosity and he’s just screaming for a big sexy Dom to take care of him. Of course, the issue with that is going to be that my cute little cop is an alpha and he’s not supposed to want another alpha to dominate him.

His book should be fun because I’ve been talking about him with a friend of mine and we’re both pretty sure he’s a very closeted little who wants a Daddy. This fall is packed with books and ideas already, but I’m hoping to start working on his book around Thanksgiving. Check out the R&R series if you haven’t had a chance because there are a lot of fun side characters in there who need a story.

While my cute cop doesn’t even have a name yet, some characters change their names on me. Leon, who shows up as Destin’s roommate in The Only Way to Dream, started out life as Leo, but I mistyped his name so many times I decided he was trying to make a point and let him be Leon.

He comes across as a bit grumpy and terribly vanilla, but he’s got a few secrets hiding away and I can’t wait to show you his book. It just might be another age play story, and I’ve already got the first few chapters written. I’ll give you a peek at his love interest later this week once I’ve gotten a bit further in the book.

Share in the comments: What side characters would you like to know more about? I love hearing which cuties have caught readers’ attention, and it helps me plan out what I want to work on for the future.

(ps: The audiobook for The Only Way to Love just went live. Check it out here for US and here for UK.)

Leon, Trip, and Dakota (plus something secret) Coming Soon!

Picking one work-in-progress to tell you about isn’t reasonable because I’m working on several things and they’re all at different stages…so I’m going to tell you about a few of the stories.

Leon (Destin’s roommate from The Only Way to Dream) is getting his own book and his life has taken an interesting turn.

Destin is now living with his guys—and we’re just going to say that the new guy who moved into the dorms with him when Destin left was not the easiest to live with. So Leon is now living in the apartment building where Bryan and Maddox used to live. He’s got another new roommate, but this time one who’s sweet…and curiously private about this life. Of course, Leon isn’t built to be subtle or to mind his own business, so you’ll have to see what happens.

I’ve also started working on a second book in my alien world. This book is about Trip (Cameron’s best friend in My Cameron) and the alien he met in the grocery store. The unedited chapters will go up in my Facebook group and in my newsletter. After the story is done, it will get cleaned up and will go up on Amazon. If you’re curious about my tentacle aliens, check out My Cameron. Those books seem to end just a little steamy, but the couples are so cute.

Another thing I’ve got going on is the final edits for Dakota’s book. It will probably be out in a few weeks, so now is the time to start reading the omega books if you haven’t already. Dakota is a writer who gets very wrapped up in what he’s working on, and Tristan comes in and is the perfect “keeper” for the distracted writer. They’re cute together and have explosive role-playing sex scenes. We’re just going to say that Dakota has a great imagination.

Oh, and my last project is something super-secret that I need to wait a few more weeks before telling you all about. But what I can say is that it’s age play with a couple who’s been living together for about a year and it’s the Daddy who starts introducing age play into their relationship. I can’t wait to tell you more about this one, and really, all the books that are coming up.

Keep an eye out for more about Leon’s love interest and to see when Dakota’s book will go up on pre-order.

Share in the comments which book you are most looking forward to from this little tease!

The Mechanics of Love Series Updates

Daddy kink…age play…and then a bit of everything.

I just wanted to give you a heads-up about what’s coming soon and give you some exciting news about book three in the new series. The Mechanics of Love has a little bit of everything, but all the subs are cute flirts which makes it so much fun to write.

The first book, The Only Way to Live, is out now and The Only Way to Love will be out next week on April 17th. Derek’s book (the first book in the series) is fun Daddy kink with an age gap and some smoking hot scenes as he introduces the sexy Sean to BDSM. Switches are so much fun to write.

Jules in the second book in the series is cute age play. Jules knows what he wants and he’s a very confident little. Frank, on the other hand, is very new to being a Daddy. He calls himself a mush, but he’s sweet and loves spoiling Jules. The dirty talk in this one was fabulously fun to write.

You guys are going to love book three. That’s when you’re going to finally get our sexy and understanding Detective Avery’s book. He didn’t talk to me much about his personal life for a long time, so it took a while to figure out he didn’t just need a sub…he needed a strong Dom too that could help him with the stress of his job. So Avery is getting the bouncy flirty Destin and Ray, who’s a mechanic that doesn’t believe in subtlety.

Avery’s book is going to be out in May, probably around the middle of the month, but I don’t have a firm date yet. Also in May will hopefully be the audiobooks for The Only Way to Live and The Only Way to Love. Audiobooks are running behind right now so we’re still waiting for Embracing Love to go live. Fingers crossed that will happen sometime in April.

Sweet, Sexy, and…Lace! Wesley coming March 13th!

March is going to be jam-packed with cute subs and tender Doms. To start with, the next book in the Leashes & Lace series, Wesley, will be out this Friday. Wesley spent his teenage years suffering from agoraphobia and depression, but he hasn’t let that stop him.

Now that he’s conquered everything that’s held him back, what he wants most of all is to be a full model at Leashes & Lace, but that’s not as easy as he hoped it would be. His first photo shoot ends up being right in the middle of Eli and Roman’s insanity, and his nerves just can’t take the crazy.

But then comes the calm and sexy photographer Tyler…

Tyler is the photographer that usually works with the pups, primarily because he’s really relaxed, low key, and doesn’t like drama. He’s perfect for Wesley, but unfortunately, their first photo shoot doesn’t go as planned.

These two made me cry in the middle of Starbucks. I looked insane, but they have a really sweet and sexy relationship once they clear up a few things. There’s no “big misunderstanding” in the conventional sense, but they both learn how important communication is in any relationship.

Click here for a peek at the first two chapters of Wesley if you’re curious.
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Updates for Early 2020

I’ve got so many things planned for the next few months, I’m not sure where to start sharing everything with you. Since chronological order probably makes the most sense, I’ll start there (even though that’s not how my brain wants to tell you about things lol).

The next book coming out at the beginning of March is from the Leashes & Lace series. Wesley is one of the models who takes photos from home. He’s got things under control now, but in the past, he suffered from agoraphobia and depression. Wesley tried becoming one of the regular models in the traditional photoshoots, but unfortunately, his first attempt was during the insanity with Eli and Roman. He couldn’t handle their drama, so he decided to stay focused on the at-home photos he loves taking. Well, Preston feels terrible about everything and convinces Wesley to let Tyler do a private shoot to dip his toe back in the water…but things don’t go quite as planned. They’re really cute together and I can’t wait to see what you think.

After Wesley, we’re jumping over to the college world again toward the end of March or the very beginning of April. If you’ve read the third Beautiful Shame book, you met Ethan’s father, Sean, who owns the garage that comes up in several books. He’s a sexy older guy who starts realizing a few things when a previous employee, Derek, begins looking at him in a new light and starts outrageously flirting with him. Derek owns an adult novelty store and is a loveable handful. This book has a bit of Daddy kink, but it’s just for fun and to drive Sean nuts. It’s an age gap story with light BDSM and a mature man figuring out he’s not as straight as he thinks he is.

After Derek’s book (which may or may not have a name yet lol—I’m still working on that), we’re going to alternate between the series with Sean that’s based around the garage (they’re all standalones) and more from my feisty and sexy omegas. There’s a lot coming up and the spring is going to be filled with fun subs—like Jules, who is the cutest little—sweet Doms, and scenes that made me cry writing them in Starbucks.

I can’t wait to show you.

Let me know what you’re most looking forward to and in the meantime, join my private facebook group for sneak peaks of all my upcoming books!

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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