What’s Coming Up?

Oh, that’s a hard question…the answer is everything, really. I’ve got several books and ideas in various stages.

-One of the things I’m actively writing is a novella for the Dirty Daddies Pride Anthology (June) that has Tony and Loki from the coffee shop in it. (You meet them in A Whipped Cream Kind of Day.)

Skyler snaps and he’s demanding they fix their drama (that’s the definition of irony right there). Remy has to step in and try to help them sort their snark into something more productive…like romance. They’re so cute. I can’t wait to show you more about their story.

-I’m also working on the next book for TC and Perry. I love getting to write the dirty talk in that series, but seeing how they justify their decisions is one of my favorite things about the books. They’re so funny and sexy. I can’t wait to show you how their story continues in His to Use.

-The next book in the disaster series is also underway. Donovan and Trey are so much fun to write. I love seeing how their relationship is developing. I can’t give away too much yet, but I’m having so much fun with these guys. (Book 1, When the Storm Comes, will be released on April 29th!)

Also on the schedule for later this year (so in the planning phases right now) are:

-Bishop (who shows up as side character in Wesley, and Christopher & Ethan Beautiful Shame, Book 3).

-Aubrey and Lincoln’s story (Aubrey shows up in Rethinking Fate)

-Another Too Close book

-And probably another Beautiful Shame book…

And lots more because everyone in my head is very chatty.

Comment below: What are you looking forward to the most?

Looking For YOUR Input

I have a favor to ask.

When I was in college (a thousand years ago at this point), I was a business major. Yep, not so helpful when it comes to creative writing or knowing where commas go (those rules seem to change every time I turn around), but it’s helpful in other areas. It makes some of the backend part of being an author easier…but it does make me curious.

I want to know about you.

Knowing what kinds of stories you like or what you want in general makes it easier for me to decide how to steer the people in my head. Some are louder than others, but if I know what you want, I know who to poke.

More incest?

More MMM stories?

What about a MMM with a Dom, a pup, and a little?

My to-be-written list feels like it’s a thousand pages long and it would make my life so much easier if you would take this survey for me and just tell me what you’re thinking.

You can also enter to win a giveaway if you take the survey (because treats are always fun).

Thank you and I appreciate you taking a few minutes to help me.

Take my Reader Survey!

What’s Coming Up for Shaw Montgomery and MA Innes in 2022?

What’s coming up for 2022? I think a better question is what isn’t coming up!

The people in my head are all jumping around, ready for a chance to tell their story, and I’ve got three different books I’m working on right now.

The list of stuff I want to write this year is growing by the day…

So far I know I’m going to have a few more age play stories, specifically A Milkshake Kind of Morning, which will be out later in January, and another one in the same series for the cutie that bought coffee for the lawyers in Skyler’s book.

I’m also working on a disaster book that’s so much fun to write, and I can’t wait to show you how it’s coming along.

And I’m making good progress on a new incest book that’s going to be book one in a three-book series. But don’t worry, I’m not leaving Kevin and Jeremy behind…they want another book as well this year.

Also on the list is Bishop (he showed up as a side character at the end of the Leashes & Lace books and in the last Beautiful Shame book). I think he’s going to need several books, honestly. So I’ve penciled in a three-book series for him.

There are also going to be some fun surprises this year as well as another tentacle book, so when I add in working on Aubrey and Lincoln’s book, it’s already a fairly full writing schedule.

But I’m positive there will be a lot more popping up and demanding to be written.

I’m pretty sure I’m going to need more hours in the day this year or maybe more months in the year, but I can’t wait to see how they all turn out.

Comment below which book you’re most looking forward to this year.

2021 Release Schedule Update – Aliens, Littles, Brothers, and more!

My to-be-written list has changed a dozen times since the beginning of the year. I kept finding random ideas in odd places and having to work them around the things I knew needed to be written, like finishing The Weight of a Word series and Bishop’s story—and don’t get me started about the sexy covers I had done that are definitely too hot for Amazon.

Picture fishnet stockings and a sexy ass.

Those covers are just…

Where was I?

Oh yes, my to-be-written list. I thought I had the rest of the year planned out until more ideas kept popping up left and right. So for right now this is a peek at how the next few months will go and a look at what I want to write depending on time (mine and the calendar).

Their Alien (Nolan’s book) comes out tomorrow! I’m so excited for that one.

The Weight of a Word books (2 books right now) are getting new covers, new titles, expanded a bit, and there will be a third book for these guys. The re-release for the series is going to start around the end of August, and the third book should be out toward the middle of September.

The Dirty Daddies Anniversary Anthology will be out on September 28th and that’s a great deal for a ton of Daddy books including quite a few MM books this year. Mine is a sweet age play story where the guys meet when their blind dates stand them up. That’s going to lead into a new age play series with all kinds of Daddies and littles. Book one for that series should be out in mid-October.

-Between the age play books and the sexy brothers series (the covers with the fishnet stockings), there’s going to be another Too Close book and Bishop’s book (probably books). So there are definitely more stories than time left this year, but we’ll see what happens.

You guys wouldn’t mind books every week, right? I think that’s the only way my list and the actual calendar will work out just right.

I can’t wait to show you more glimpses into what’s coming up, but have fun with my aliens to start off the rest of the year.

Comment below and tell me what you are most excited to read!

My Ah-ha Moment When Writing The Original Bound and Controlled Series – Plus New Personality Quizzes!

When I first started writing, I was a teacher with a long, painfully boring commute through the middle of nowhere. So I would spend the drive back and forth dreaming about stories and planning what I would write.

My writing time was in short bits normally early in the morning, so I could get in a few hundred words before I had to get my kids up for the day. Since there was very little time to dawdle when I sat down to write, I planned things out in my head as I drove.

I knew I wanted to do a series, but I wasn’t sure what it should look like or who they would be until one morning on my way to work. As I was driving down the main street in my little town, I passed by a local insurance company and it clicked. I can still picture where I was when I had that ah-ha moment.

Suddenly I knew who they were and what they were doing, and I remember being so frustrated that I couldn’t pull over and write it all down.

I made random, rambling notes into the recorder app on my phone, and then when I got to school, I scrambled to write down as many ideas as I could so I didn’t lose them. Needless to say, after a few more days of driving, I knew all about the brothers and started working my way through their partners.

The insurance part really clicked because before I was a teacher, I sold insurance for several years. I could almost see the guys in my imagination shaking their heads because they thought it should’ve been obvious what they did for a living.

The original Bound & Controlled series is based around four brothers who are all looking for love and all into BDSM in some way. They were so much fun to write because they pick at each other and tease, but you can see that family is important to them.

The new series, Tender Control, is taking us back to the Bound & Controlled club and there are fun cameos from the original couples as well as the owners of the club, Ben and Conner. If you haven’t read the first series, this is the perfect time to catch up, but it’s not necessary to enjoy the new books.

And if you’ve already read the books, have fun taking the quizzes that will tell you which brother or partner you’re most like. This was so much fun to put together—I hope you enjoy it. (if I get a good response to the quizzes, I might do some for other books, just saying)

Which Significant Other From The Bound and Controlled Series Are You Most Like? - Title Card for Quiz

Which Title Character From The Bound and Controlled Series Are You Most Like?

Which Title Character From The Bound and Controlled Series Are You Most Like? - Title Card for Quiz

Which Significant Other From The Bound and Controlled Series Are You Most Like?

Share in the Comments: Which book from the original B&C is YOUR favorite? What were the results of the quizzes for you?

Lessons From 2020

I’ve learned a lot this year…more than I thought I would. In January, my only thoughts were about the places I was going to travel to in 2020. I had a fabulous list planned filled with family vacations and tons of reader and author conventions (yay tax write-offs lol)

That all changed fairly quickly.

I got one wonderful trip to England in February for a book convention and then the world shut down. I won’t rehash details we all know too well, but as my kids and I stayed home and stayed home and stayed home, and eventually watched enough YouTube that we decided to get real work done, I learned a few things. (In truly a weird random order…)

1. My kids can watch YouTube for hours and never run out of strange and boring things to get excited about.

2. They do great at school from home as long as Mom is there to yell out “Are you actually working?” a thousand times a day.

3. My daughter can spend hours perfectly entertained by reading me memes from the internet. (I actually think it’s improving her public speaking at this point.)

4. My son has a psychological need to interrupt me a thousand times a day with random facts and questions.

5. We clearly didn’t leave the house nearly often enough before all this because it took forever to get to the point where the kids noticed they hadn’t left the house in months.

6. Their limit for finding summer vacation fun is five months.

7. I am only about half as productive when people are in the house full time.

8. I have the best readers who always keep me entertained and make me feel loved.

9. Murder She Wrote and Murdock Mysteries are the best shows to watch when life is hard.

10. Some people are put in your life to keep you sane and make you happy. (Thank you, Jennifer.)

11. Living in the moment is something I need to work on, but playing ‘what if’ about the future keeps me sane.

12. It took a world-wide pandemic to bring Door Dash to my part of the world and that is just ridiculous. (Yay for delivery.)

13. Cooking three meals a day for weeks at a time kills my soul and makes me a bit insane. (Again, yay for delivery.)

14. I really like my kids. I always knew I loved them and that they were hilarious, but after living with each other day in and day out with no breaks for almost a year, I realized I really like who they are as people.

15. The rest of my family can kiss my ass. (They haven’t been as good as my kids in all this.)

16. Traveling is part of who I am, not just a hobby.

17. My editor is amazing and has the patience of a saint because as often as she’s heard “I’m sorry…I don’t know why I’m late” this year, she’s still sweet and awesome. (Thank you, Courtney.)

18. Pulling back so the only people in my life are ones who are really important to me has made me a happier person.

19. My kids have a kickass principal and we’re in the best place I could’ve imagined for distance learning.

20. If it makes me happy and doesn’t hurt anyone else, then fuck it, that’s what I’m going to do. (This lesson especially applies to grocery shopping and meals.)

21. There’s no use fighting packrat tendences anymore because if we get another zombie apocalypse, the cords in my junk drawer might come in handy. I never thought I’d need a thousand rolls of toilet paper and look how that turned out.

As a single mom, I think the hardest part of this year has been making time for myself. Selfcare looks different for everyone, and this year has made me learn new tools for keeping my stress under control.

It also helped me look at my life with fresh eyes. It reminded me that I have a kick-ass job, hilarious kids who are truly unique individuals, and that I can find the bright side in almost anything as long as we can count irreverent and sometimes inappropriate humor.

I’m not going to do something stupid like hope I learn more lessons like this in 2021 because just no. I’m good with lessons for a while. But for next year, I hope that I remember the lessons I learned this year, and I hope that I can keep the blessings I’ve been given at the forefront of my mind.

You guys have been wonderful this year and I hope you look into 2021 with hope and love. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays no matter how you celebrate this season, and I hope you have a wonderful New Year.