The how and the why

If I told you the first published story was kind of an accident, would you believe me?

My first erotic fiction “Friendly Temptation” started out pretty tame. Really, it did. Don’t look at me that way! I’m serious here. It started out as a story called “Kickin’ it into Third” and it was short, hot (in my mind) and a lot of fun, so I figured, what the hell? I went ahead and sent it to some e-publishers. Two queries led to two rejections, but the third query resulted in an interested editor. Holy shit! She wanted to see the whole manuscript! It was quite the exciting moment. What came next was a provisional contract. The story was original and the characters rocked (“Dominic is sex on a stick!” I quote), but it needed some work. If I was willing to make some changes, the contract was mine. What was I going to say to that? No? Yeah, right. When it came time to edit, I was told the story ranged from lukewarm to hot, but what they wanted was HOT! HOT! HOT! My editor was eager to lead me down that overheated path and I was more than happy to tag along. After all, I was going to be published! That was the latter part of 2012 and you know what? Despite my misgivings, it was a great experience. Not to say it doesn’t still make me a trifle uncomfortable. After all, I’m a middle-aged introverted mother of two who still stifles the urge to run screaming from a crowd…and I’ve written playful smut. However, this pervasive sense of discomfort didn’t keep me from writing my second one, “Art & Seduction.” We ARE all adults here though, right? RIGHT?!

Of course the latest one isn’t…smut that is. I’m proud to say I have my first full -length romantic suspense “After the Curtain Call” available where all e-books are sold.

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