Some characters just talk louder than others. When the idea for The Accidental Master took life on my Facebook page, I could see it so clearly. A few random comments from readers and other authors and the story of Jackson and his pups took life.
I’d originally thought it would be one book. But as most of you know, my characters have a mind of their own, and it quickly became clear it was going to be a series. Cooper and Sawyer had too much to say, and their relationship with Jackson wasn’t one that could be rushed.
As I start writing book three, they’re so real to me that I almost picture running into Cooper at the coffee shop where he works or seeing an ad for Jackson’s business online. Letting them go will be hard.
I hope you come to love them as much as I do. Take a look at the first chapter if you haven’t already.
When R. Phoenix came to me and asked me to write a character for her new book Alpha (the sequel to her dark erotica Puppy) I was excited—but nervous. My characters are generally sweet and sexy. I wasn’t sure how my style would work in her universe. For those of you who haven’t read her books, she writes dark paranormal when I’m not dragging her over to the sweeter taboo side.
She already had the idea for my character, Zain, but didn’t have a clear picture about who he should be, just the idea behind why he was important to the story. To me, it was easy to see who Zain was. He started chattering right away, sweet, but with interesting layers in him.
If you’ve read Puppy, then you’ll understand why the main characters, Caleb and Liam, needed someone to step in and make them more functional. Alpha was so much fun to write, even though it’s nothing like my usual sweet romances. If you don’t like darker themes or dubious consent, then skip this one. I understand this won’t be for everyone. However, Puppy was one of the first takes on puppy play that I’d read, and even though it’s a dark, unconventional take on it, I was fascinated. I think a lot of that came out in Zain. I can’t wait to see what you think.
If you’re waiting for sweeter puppy play, it’s less than a week for The Accidental Master. I really think you’re going to love Cooper, Sawyer, and Jackson.
When I first started thinking about writing a book about a guy who liked wearing lingerie, I couldn’t pick just one story to tell. There were so many ideas and people banging around in my head, I knew it would have to be a series. Leashes & Lace came out of that brainstorming and exploring. I wanted a series that would be a place where all the characters could show you their stories. Each couple will be different, and each man who’s drawn to lingerie, and sometimes other feminine things, will have a unique story to tell as well.
Houston is the first book in the series.
As I started planning out his book, he came across as open and take charge but a little hesitant. It took me a while to figure out he was trying to tell me he was a Dom as well. My panty-wearing Dom knows what he wants, but he’s a bit tired of other people judging him. When his new roommate moves in, he’s not ready to believe that the perfect guy has fallen right into his lap. I can’t wait for you to meet them.
Here’s the first chapter…
Last year at GRL (Gay Romance Lit retreat) I got to hang out with R. Phoenix. She’s a wonderful author who writes dark, mostly supernatural books with complicated romances and characters that draw you in. Well, as we were talking at GRL we both made a passing comment about wanting to work together on a project at some point.
Much to my surprise, she actually meant it. In January, we started talking about what we should write and bouncing around ideas. Well, Adrian and Owen came out of those discussions. The story is sweeter than she usually writes, but as most of you know, the people in my head are loving and cute, not particularly dark. So she took it easy on me as we started discussing different taboos and kinks.
Almost Strangers is an incest/puppy play romance between brothers who are basically living separate lives at the start of the story. Over the course of the book, they get to know each other and start to see that they were both under a lot of misconceptions…about themselves and each other.
They’re sweet, and are both a little scared even though they handle their fear differently. I can’t wait for you to meet our new guys. Check out the first chapter if you’re curious.