Inspiration for a New Sub

Starting a book for me is always a very random process. I find inspiration in odd things like song lyrics or comments on the radio or bits of conversations I hear when I’m running errands. Sometimes it’s a picture, but not very often. Usually finding a picture that fits my idea of who the characters are comes late in the process. But once in a while, that changes.

A few weeks ago I was browsing through Facebook and I saw a premade cover (a book cover a designer had put together randomly and not for any specific author) and I knew he was one of my guys. But I didn’t know what I was going to do with him.

I had a list of ideas I wanted to write for next year, but I told myself he didn’t fit anything I’d already planned—I was wrong.

I was sitting down at a bakery a few days later, escaping my house for lunch, and I had my notebooks spread out all over the table. As I started to look at one series in particular (my new series around the Bound & Controlled club), I realized that was where my new guy belonged.

The sexy, tattooed cutie with a bit of a piercing smile is going to be a sub in the new series…he just doesn’t know he’s a sub yet.

But I’ve got the perfect Dom in mind for him, and the whole series is going to be fabulous to write because I’ll get to go back and touch base with the fun guys from the original Bound & Controlled series. The first book should be out early next year—February, I think. I can’t wait to show you what I have planned.

Sales and Free Books In December

To celebrate the holiday season, no matter how you choose to celebrate this time of year, I’ve got some fun freebies and sales for you all over the next few weeks. Here’s a list of what’s coming up.

December 3rd and 4th
Beautiful Shame: Nick and Kyle will be free (TODAY)
tags: sweet, consensual humiliation play (note: Beautiful Shame book 4 comes out mid December!)

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Beautiful Shame: Nick and Kyle by MA Innes - Gay Romance Ebook Cover

December 10th and 11th
Master Toby will be free
tags: an established couple, valentine’s day, puppy play, and a surprise twist

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Master Tobay by MA Innes - Gay Romance Ebook Cover

December 24th and 25th
Bradley, Dakota, and Wade (the last 3 books in the Romance & Revolution series) will be $0.99 each
tags: Dom/sub dynamics, non-shifter alphas and omegas

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Bradley by Shaw Montgomery - Gay Romance Ebook Cover

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Dakota by Shaw Montgomery - Gay Romance Ebook Cover

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Wade by Shaw Montgomery - Gay Romance Ebook Cover

December 31st and Jan 1st
Without Limits will be free
tags: age play, gender-fluid dressing, best friends turned boyfriends

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Without Limits by MA Innes - Gay Romance Ebook Cover

These might seem like a random assortment of books, but they’re some of my favorite characters and stories. So be sure to put a note in your calendar, follow me on Instagram, or join my playroom for reminders of these sales! I hope you have fun with them.

What’s Coming Next? Books in November, December, and 2021

Nothing ever goes according to plan for me…I write out a list of what I want to write and my characters giggle and do their own thing.

In early October as I was finishing the last book for Leon and Morgan, I started poking at several ideas and I told myself I was going to write a new Beautiful Shame book. But my brain didn’t like that idea. With everything going on lately, and just the general chaos in my head, it all came to a screeching halt.

Well, not a complete halt. I have names and fabulously dirty ideas about what they’re doing to do together, but for those books I have to be in a certain frame of mind to write them. So now that my kids are back in person at the school part-time (two days a week), I’m going to try again because those are so much fun to write.

But that left me wandering around my house mid-October trying to decide what to focus on. So I started poking at my list again and rearranging things. That put Maverick and Trip at the top of the list suddenly. It wasn’t the order I’d planned to have their book done, but they were chatting and fun to write, so that worked for me.

So what’s coming up… Well, Leon and Morgan’s second book is up on preorder(here) and will be out on November 13th. (Check out Book 1 here.)

After that, we’ve got Trip and Maverick’s completed book coming out on November 29th. (Don’t forget to check out My Cameron before Trip’s book comes out!

Then in mid-December the goal is to jump back into the Beautiful Shame books because I love writing those and the dirty talk in those books is always so much fun.

I’ve saved the best for last, though…

Next year we’re going back to the B&C club in several books. The Bound & Controlled club is getting another series with lots of fun club action and lots of fun cameos from the guys from the first series.

We’re also going to see more of Bishop and Gray from the Leashes & Lace world, as well as more of Loren and Gordon. I’ve got great ideas for all the guys and now I just need to clone myself so I can get it all written.

Share in the comments below: What are you most excited to read next from me?

Puppy Play Bundle Giveaway (Closed)

If you follow me on instagram, are in my private reader group, or signed up to my newsletter then you know it’s giveaway week! If not, it’s only Wednesday so you still have time to grab some free goodies from me! Thursday and Friday there will be giveaways in my group, be sure to join before then or you’ll miss out.

Today, I have a Puppy Play Bundle for you! It’s open to US only (international friends, the rest of the giveaways this week are open to you). Scroll down to the end of the post to find out how to enter for your chance to win.

Puppy Play Themed Book Bundle Giveaway from Shaw Montgomery / M.A. Innes

The Puppy Play Themed Bundle Includes:
-Paperbacks of The Accidental Master Series (books 1-3) Signed
-White Tote bag with Shaw Montgomery Logo
-”My George” themed lined notebook
-2 Shaw Montgomery stickers
-1 Shaw Montgomery pencil
-Shaw Montgomery Logo notepad
-”My George Themed magnet
-Circle pin with M.A. Innes Logo
-Rainbow dog tag
-Dog leash

::To Enter::
-Comment below what your favorite activity would be if you were a real puppy!
:Bonus Entry:
-Share a link to the giveaway (copy this: https://wp.me/paA4B0-1w1 ) on social media. Comment with a link to your social media post for proof (post must be public to count)

You have until tomorrow (Thursday) at 12pm EST to enter for your chance to grab this fun puppy play bundle.

Good luck!

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!

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.)