Getting to Know Leon Better – Learning to Love Coming November 13th!

My confused Leon and my sweet Morgan…their story turned out differently than I thought it would when I sat down to originally begin figuring out Leon, but I love the way it turned out.

One of my favorite things to write about is college age characters because they’re still figuring out who they are, and I love that whole process. At the start of Learning to Trust, Leon had shoved his emotions to the back burner and was basically just putting one foot in front of the other. Destin pulled him out of his shell a bit (complaining and grumbling the whole way lol), but Leon still didn’t know who he was.

In Learning to Love, they both grow even more and we get to see more of Leon’s background. Meeting Leon’s parents for the first time is stressful and interesting for Morgan, but it really lets him get to know more about who Leon is inside.

Watching these two come together has been so much fun. Learning to Love is the last book for them, but I know that they’re going to pop up later down the line in interesting places. If you haven’t read Learning to Trust yet, these two have sweet age play, a bit of BDSM, and some fun scenes with Destin from The Only Way to Dream.

Check out the first chapter of Learning to Love which is up on preorder now and will go live on the 13th of November.

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Jeremy and Kevin Are Back! Too Close to Doubt – Out September 20th

Having characters in your head is almost like having friends that come into your life. Sometimes they’re in and out, and sometimes they stick around for a while. Kevin and Jeremy, whose first book was Too Close to Love, have been characters that settled in for the long haul and made it clear they weren’t going to budge.

One book…two books…I kept thinking that eventually they’d stop talking or that readers would get tired of hearing about them, but that hasn’t been the case yet. They are still as chatty as ever, and they’re some of the characters I get asked about the most.

Recently I sat down and started poking at them and figuring out what they’d been up to. Kevin happily rambled on about their new house and school and what everyone has been doing and had a ton to tell you guys about, including some sexy fun and what their father has been up to. Their new story, Too Close to Doubt, is out now on my site and on Smashwords.

If you haven’t read the series yet and you’re curious, the first book in the series, Too Close to Love, is free on my site, or you can grab it on Smashwords.

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A Keeper for Dakota – Coming in September!

My omegas are back. This time it’s Dakota in the spotlight. He’s funny and definitely not your typical vision of what an omega should be. Jonah mentioned several times that he thought my distractible writer Dakota needed a keeper…well, his keeper has arrived.

Tristan comes from a family of scatterbrained authors, and he’s always seen himself as the glue that keeps things together. While some people might have resented the role, he takes pride in looking after the people who create wonderful stories…and considering how long he’s had a bit of a crush on Dakota, this is one Dom who’s not going to drag his feet letting the sexy writer know exactly how he feels.

Of course this has a hysterical drunk scene along with some naughty fantasy role-playing I can’t wait to show you. Dakota is up on pre-order now and will be out in September.

The freebie Warren is a great way to try out the series if you haven’t had a chance so far, and if you’re ready for Dakota, check out the first chapter where he meets Tristan for the first time.

Click here to check out a preview of Chapter 1 for Dakota.

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I’m a Pantser, Or How My Characters Tell Me What To Do (Learning to Trust Out Now!)

No, it’s not a football match with oddly named teams…it’s the battle going on between authors. Some of you have probably seen comments or teasing complaints from authors about what they’ve outlined for their WIP (work in progress) and what the characters actually did in the book. Those confident creatures who think they can command a world are planners. They outline and organize and then sit down to write.

Me…I’m nowhere near that logical or organized. I fall into the wonderful group called pantsers. We fly by the seat of our pants with minimal planning and just see where the story takes us. It’s a different kind of confidence, like when you head out for a vacation but have no idea where you might end up. It’s more about the character and the journey and less about how you get there.

But in the pantsing world, we sometimes run into interesting problems, like when your character decides one book won’t be enough and he forces you to reshuffle an entire series. Leon’s very opinionated, if you hadn’t already guessed from seeing him in Destin’s story.

In writing him and figuring out who he is and how he loves, he decided he needed more than one book. So instead of his being the first in a new series where each book is about a different couple, he’s going to get at least two and will be either a duet or trilogy depending on how the second one goes. I’m not holding my breath on him being happy with two, so we’ll see how things go.

Even though it’s not going how I expected, the book came together quickly and they just feel right together. I can’t wait to show you what’s going to happen with my stubborn Leon (who Morgan calls his ostrich Daddy because while Leon behaves like a Daddy, he doesn’t seem to see himself the same way everyone else does) and Morgan, who is a bit shy at first but quickly warms to Leon as he sees how safe and confident Leon makes him feel.

Learning to Love is the first book for Leon and Morgan and is now live. Check out the first chapter if you’re curious.

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Wondering If My Stories Were Unique Enough – A Flashback Post about “Curious Beginnings”

Curious Beginnings was my first step into the longer books that readers kept asking for. I think best when I move or eat, so I did a lot of planning for this book wandering around the neighborhood talking to myself. At first I was worried because I didn’t want it to feel too much like my first age play story, and I hadn’t come to understand how many ways there were to tell a story.

I’ve since come to realize how many interesting and wonderful people live in my head and are just waiting for their turn to get a book.

In Curious Beginnings, Mark has a physical condition that makes wearing protective undergarments a necessity, but he hates it and feels like they’re keeping him from having a full life. When Sebastian comes along and introduces him to the world of age play where diapers aren’t something to be afraid of, Mark finally learns what it’s like to share that side of himself with someone else.

It was so much fun getting to watch Mark finally seeing things in a new light, and exploring how Sebastian learns to love again after he was left a widower pulled at my heart.

Thank you to all the readers who gave me a push and made me see that the characters in my head deserved longer books and all the romance and love I could give them.

Share in the comments: Do you prefer short novellas, full length novels, characters/plots that span multiple books, or something else?

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Synopsis:
What happens when you find love in the most unexpected place?

Mark has hidden from life for so long he wouldn’t even know how to begin to find love. But who could love someone like him? Someone broken. Someone defective.

Left a widower after the tragic death of his wife, Sebastian is finally ready to begin living again. But how do you find someone to love when what you want is taboo?

Story Contains: M/m sexual content, age play, diapers, and ABDL themes

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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!