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.