Yay! My long short story “Sticking It,” is up on the Goodreads M/M Romance group’s Love Has No Boundaries thread!
I’m so excited!
I never wrote a blurb for this story, so no time like the present…
When a fraternity dare backfires, gymnast Dane Christakos thinks the guy he’s hot for is about to stab him in the back. He’s more than pleasantly surprised when, instead, cute computer geek Adam Kennedy comes to his rescue. A hot encounter in a fast-food parking lot has Dane thinking he’s finally found Mr. Right.
But can Adam let go of his insecurities after a failed past relationship? Dane will have to work hard to wear him down. Persistence has made the muscle-bound athlete an Olympic hopeful, and with a little luck and a lot of charisma, it just might get him the guy, too.
“Sticking It,” is a 13000 word free read. It can be found on Goodreads here, and a download will be available on this host site soon. Check back for availability if you’d rather read on your e-reader than a computer screen. 🙂
This week, the players are divulging details about their main characters. We reveal three facts that are not included in our stories. I gotta be honest, I struggled with this because I’m tempted to drop those little character-building nuggets into my story once I figure them out.
But, no. I shall refrain.
Oh, here is a little teaser. I plan to play with this picture to make a cover for my story, which shall remain nameless for the moment due to Goodreads rules and regulations (don’t screw with them over there!). Anyway, this is only a portion of a very tasty photo.
The bottom half of my cover. 😉
Hop on over to my thread to read my interview with Dane and Adam, and see what happens when story characters think they can boss me around. No sir, I don’t think so. >:-[
Okay! So, I’m taking part in a thread hop over on Goodreads for their LHNB event. The good folks at the Goodreads M/M Romance Group have a yearly event in which readers post a photo prompt and their idea of what story the picture is telling. Authors sign up to write said story to the specifications of the poster.
Am I making sense?
Anyway, I signed up for a gorgeous pic of a gymnast in his skivvies on the pommel horse. Oh, and he has a pompadour—can’t forget the pompadour. His friends don’t call him Skinny Elvis for nothing.
Elvis Presley 1956 (Photo credit: amphalon)
For our thread hop, a group of eight of us are posting snippets from our stories (each on a designated day this week). Next week, we reveal some lesser-known facts about our MCs, so keep checking back.
I’ll tell you what’s up with me. I just sent back my final edits for “Star Catcher,” my sci-fi erotic romance being pubbed with Liquid Silver Books. I’m super excited! Not sure what my publication date is yet, and I have a cover mock-up I’m waiting to be finalized before I flash it around.
I’ve also been working on creating a book trailer, which has been a fun (and time-consuming) experience. I could tell as I played background music and watched it over and over again last night that my husband wanted to say, “Just pick one, already!” But I’m a little bit of a perfectionist, and not one to settle until I’m absolutely sure there isn’t something better around the corner. That being said, I think I found the perfect music and I’m waiting to put my book cover in before finalizing that little project.
I’m rethinking my beginning to my rock star book, as well as the title. I may start things off with a big bang (every pun intended) to kick things up a notch with my spice weasel and cut out some telling later in the story. Also, that will give me the opportunity to write some eighteen-year-old twink sex, which could be fun.
Speaking of twink sex, I’m also working on a story for the GoodreadsLove Has No Boundaries event. Here is my thread so you can check out my pic/prompt. That’s right, it’s a gymnast, in his skivvies, with a pompadour. Not to be confused with Mr. Green, in the Library, with the candlestick. I think I’m about halfway done with this story, as I’m targeting around 10 K words. Apparently, someone wrote about 80 K last year. I’m crazy, but I’m not that crazy. I also have other stuff on my plate.
My goal is to get my first rock MS out by the end of this month. I also saw a few short story calls I was salivating over, so I’ll see if I can get some shorts cranked out/buffed and sent.
And then I can finally get back to my second rock star book, “Double Takes.” At least I got my boys out of the shower a while back. Oh, and fun dribs and drabs of plot have been coming to me on my witch story, so I’m getting excited about hitting that baby again.
So there you have it. Looks like a plan. Now to get the hubs back to work and the hobbits off to school so I can actually get something done.