new readers to my stories, but I’m doing it for long can be tiring, and I’m
pooped. I’m ready to go back into my cave for a little while. Why do all my
releases have to happen so close together? Midnight Mirage and Whatever You Want, Sir were only a month and a half apart, and I thought that was bad, but this was…wow.
The other news of the last few months is that I have been writing (another reason for the exhaustion). I’m not even sure where it came from, but out of the blue, Amy and Will really started talking to me. I was able to finish my first draft of Foolish Desire by the end of March, ironic since it takes place on April Fool’s Day, so it won’t be long until the next Naught Holiday List book is out. I’m really pleased by how together it already is. It definitely needs some revising but I’m hoping to get it off to my wonderful critique partner soon and hopefully submit it in May.
I certainly don’t want to talk it up too much before revisions and reality comes crashing back to me. It took me a long time to get into Amy’s head, but now that I have, I really love her (I know I say that every time I finish a work, but I really believe it). I still think Callie is more like me than Amy, but its close. Amy’s certainly much closer to my personality that any of my most recent characters. I love how bold Krista is and unapologetic Mallory
is. I love both those qualities and I wish I had more of them, but unfortunately I don’t. But Amy’s shyness and clumsiness I have in spades.
I’m also working on another ménage. This one is an M/M/F ménage, geared towards the Decadent Publishing’s famous 1Night Stand series. I have a few friends that have written for this series and their encouragement, along with a really interesting idea, have pushed me to take the plunge with this series. Only time will tell if it works or not.
I’m also working on another round of revision on Wandering Off the Path. I’m hoping to get that out this month. We’ll see if it gets picked up this time. I really love this story and can’t wait to see it in print, so I’m going to keep trying until someone else loves it as much as I do.
As you can see I’ve been a busy little beaver for the past few months. And I can’t say I’m upset about it. I’m hoping to have a lot more books on the coming soon pages for you all very very soon. Until then, here’s a little
snippet from Foolish Desire. This section comes from the first scene, where Amy, the costumer for a Shakespeare in the Park production is fitting our hero, Will, for his costume.
Unedited. Subject to change and future revision.
“You’re all set.” Amy set the last pin in place, so she’d know where to sew tonight to fit the costume correctly to his strong muscular body, and stood up trying to hide the slight flutter of her breath when Will looked directly at her with that focused way of his.
There was something about the way that Will looked at her, almost like he could see through her, deep into some place inside of her that even Amy didn’t know existed. No one else had ever looked at her that closely, with that much interest. The intensity of his gaze, just like now, could make her feel tingly from the bottom of her feet all the way to her fingertips. No one looked at her. Certainly not with that much interest.