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.)

Writing Even When I Thought No One Would Read It – Flashback Post About “His Little Man”

His Little Man…When I wrote this, I was sure no one would ever read it.

There were so many ideas running around in my head when I first started to write that I knew I would never do just one kind of story. As I got more comfortable with writing, some of the ideas that kept pulling at me were considered more taboo, like age play.

The problem was, the only MM age play books and most of the MF age play books I’d read were nothing like what was in my head. There were no mainstream MM authors writing age play or any of the other types of books I wanted to write.

I finally just charged in and decided to write the story I wanted and said I would just see what happened. Tim and Cade were so much fun to write about. Tim is shy and working up his confidence to try diapers for the first time. When his neighbor, Cade, overhears his pep talk it completely changes the way the sexy man sees his reserved neighbor.

I was utterly shocked when anyone bought it and I was even more shocked when I started getting emails and messages from people who appreciated sweeter age play. Those first readers gave me the push to keep going and helped build my confidence, which was sorely lacking at that point after a tough divorce and several moves.

You guys gave me the push to keep going and to see that I could succeed in having a writing career because I knew that if even a handful of people could appreciate how sweet age play could be, more were out there.

If you haven’t read my first age play book, His Little Man, it’s a cute, short read…and if you were one of the first people who read it, I just want to say thank you. Your excitement kept me going.

Share in the comments: What is your favorite part of age play stories?

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Synopsis:
Tim has a secret. A secret, naughty fantasy that he’s never told anyone because it’s one that most people wouldn’t understand. However, when his sexy neighbor accidentally learns his deepest fantasy he won’t be able to hide from his desire any longer.

Story Contains: M/m sexual content, age play, diapers, and ABDL themes
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Quiet Side Characters Who Turn Into Main Love Interests – Bradley Coming Soon!

If you’ve read many of my books, you’ve probably figured out that I like side characters. Sometimes they show up as main characters later in the current series and sometimes it takes me a while to figure out where they belong, but they’re so much fun to write about.

In the Romance & Revolutions series there are a few fun side characters that need a story. Simon is one of them. He was cagey at first and didn’t like sharing personal things about himself, but as I started writing Bradley’s book, he opened up.

So…what do we know about Simon?

From the short scenes where he’s shown up in so far in the Romance & Revolutions series, we know a few things about Simon:
-He loves driving his brother absolutely nuts.
-He knows where the good porn is online.
-He seems to be vanilla.
-Nothing the guys do seems to shock him.

So that has to add up to an alpha who’s more than just meets the eye—because Austin should shock anyone who’s as boring as Simon appears to be.

But there are some things we don’t know yet:
-How does he know where the good porn is hidden?
-Why isn’t he shocked by the pool party?
-Is he single?
-Why isn’t he shocked by the group of submissive omegas?
-Does he really have a tattoo on his…?
-What’s his position on snarky omega subs that clearly need a spanking and some ground rules?

I can’t wait for you guys to get to know more about Simon. At first he’s really not sure how he feels about Bradley, but by the middle of the book, he starts to wonder if “asshole” can actually be a term of endearment. He’s the perfect match to Bradley in some unexpected ways and his reaction to their drunk scene in this book is hysterical (FYI they’ve gotten into some strong moonshine).

Check out a preview of chapter 1 here.

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Why Sexy Men in Lace? Leashes and Lace Box Sets are HERE

Why sexy men in lace? Tumblr, of course.

I’ll admit to being so social media inept that I had to have a friend help me set up Tumblr, and since she helped me find some sweet, sexy men in lace, I will forever be grateful.

A lot of the inspiration for the Leashes & Lace series came from one guy who shared a lot of different styles of pictures and sides of himself. There were some sweet, some sexy, but there was always something beautiful about them. So the sweet side came out in subs like Wesley, and the sassy, confident sides came out in subs like Eli.

I no longer have my original inspiration images or links but check out these two beautiful shots I found on Instagram. Sweet boys and hints of lace!

They’re all so unique and so much fun to write about that when I started to box up the series, I knew I wanted to add fun bonus material. The boxed sets of the Leashes & Lace books have a variety of bonus scenes that range from cute to off-the-charts hot.

Books 1-3 are in the first set and came out on Friday. Eli has a fun scene with some new characters that I’m pretty sure you guys are going to want to know more about and Wilder has a sweet surprise for Lane.

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If you just want the bonus shorts on their own, The Models will be out on June 26th and is a compilation of just the bonus scenes. (Note: The bonus short is not on Kindle Unlimited)

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The box set for Book 4-6 will also be out on June 26th if you want to finish your collection off.

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Check out the new sets (and bonus material!) and let me know if you like my ideas for what comes next in that part of my world.

Share in the comments: Who is your favorite pairing from the Leashes and Lace series? Who would you love to read more about?

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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The Only Way to Love is HERE!

The Only Way to Love is now live.

I knew right away when I started writing Derek’s book that Jules would be an interesting little. He’s somewhat shy, but he knows what he wants…Lego’s, junk food, and a sexy Daddy who looks like every badass biker he’s ever dreamed about.

I loved that he wasn’t willing to settle and he knew his Daddy was out there for him. He just needed a bit of patience and Derek’s help to find him. Sometimes we all need a tiny push to get things going in the right direction.

One of my favorite parts was getting to see everything through Frank’s eyes. He’s new to age play, but he takes everything in stride from the age play itself to Jules’s relationship with Derek. Getting to dive into writing a little who loves being taken care of and wasn’t worried about that part of his life was fun. And getting to write a mushy Daddy who loves getting to spoil his boy is even more fun.

If your curious about the new book check out the first chapter.

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