Monday, August 8, 2011
A New Kind Of Sequel
A few months ago my fellow author and good pal Wendy Burke sat in my beautician chair--that's my daytime gig if you didn't know--laughing, per our usual, about all the stories we want to write one day. Brainstorming, cackling, interrupting each other and generally being glad we were the only two in the salon so we didn't disturb anyone else by me shouting something obscene like, "I know! I know! They should do it in the butt!"
And yes...I have been known to do this.
Well, on this not-so-significant day, Wendy and I came up with a pretty cool idea which I am happy to say has actually happened.
See, our publisher Decadent Publishing, has this cool series called 1NightStand. In this series, a couple comes together after hiring the 1NightStand service run by the mysterious Madam Eve who sets them up for a fantasy night of sex and romance.
Now, I had been entertaining the idea of writing a bear story for awhile and thought I could take the idea percolating in my brain and mold it to the 1NS series requirements. The product became my story BEAR IT ALL. I don't know how we got on the subject, but before I knew what happened, my bear, John, had a sister named Grace and Wendy was already mentally plotting out why Grace would be contacting a matchmaking service like 1NS.
We didn't know how far we would go, or if this was just more beauty shop brainstorming. After all Wendy writes sensual straight romance, and I write erotic gay romance.
Would our readers be 'versatile' and open minded enough to switch teams to find out what happens to our characters?
Maybe...we hope so.
Regardless, Wendy and I knew we were onto something.
A New Kind of Sequel.
As often happens in short stories and novellas, you only get a small taste of the characters' future lives, their HFN (Happy For Now.) But what happens after the one night stand? Do they make it? Do they move in together? Get married? Adopt a kid from China? What?!?
Now you can find out!
If you enjoyed reading my story BEAR IT ALL you don't have to wonder what happens to John and Travis. All you have to do is pick up a copy of Wendy Burke's book THE ONE HE CHOSE...on digital bookshelves tomorrow. As the younger sister of my hero John, Grace's story offers a peak as to what happens to my boys.
But there's more!
A certain concierge in THE ONE HE CHOSE is going to get a story of his own, too! I am writing it right now. In his story he will find love and you, the reader, will get a chance to find out what happens to Wendy's characters Grace and Jake!
Stay tuned for updates but in the meantime, reserve your copy of THE ONE HE CHOSE!
A year after losing her beloved husband, Grace Wizler learns he left a special surprise for her. A fabulous getaway in the beautiful Canadian Rockies that includes a date with a mystery man arranged through Madame Eve's 1NightStand dating service. She's shocked and intrigued...what was Ben thinking?
Grace's date is charming, handsome and about to find out whether the woman of his dreams will return his affection. He's waited forever, but he's ready to risk it all on a 1NightStand.
Coming tomorrow from Decadent Publishing!