My little tid-bit is titled: Shades of an Untamed Heart
Unquenchable desire has a new name: Darian Weston.
Matt knows his lover is a wild-child. He’s pushed the limits between them time and time again, yet Darian seems insatiable. When “pain” enters the equation, and Darian’s reaction is explosive, Matt concocts a kinky plan to visit a BDSM club he knows. Will a visit to the Shady Business Nightclub shed light on the limitations of Darian’s untamed heart, or will Matt come face-to-face with some revelations of his own?
(Chronologically fits into book 3 of the Unconditional Love series.) 3175 words. Submitted: 8/27/12, accepted 9/19/12
slated for publication on February 13, 2013!!
This is on my website although I am not sure how many of you readers out there visit it. (Fell free to let me know.) As you can see, this story falls into the THIRD BOOK! For die-hard fans you may want to wait, OR... this might gear you up for the release of BOOK 2. IDK.
Book 2, The Cost of Loving is coming along. I am on chapter 12 / 37. Right now, editing is easy. After the long and grueling effort I did the past few weeks in correcting grammar, looking over chapters for content is MUSH easier. The chapters that need major change start at 16. So far, these 12 I've done flow fast and make me want to read more. I haven't gotten to a spot where I thought, "Oh, this is boring." Of course, this is the BIAS author talking. That can be good AND bad. Often I doubt what I write and think it ALL sounds boring, while other times it seems to roll along with excitement and drama. What will TCOL have? I HOPE excitement and drama! I like to make people think. I've said that before. This book is no less. I want to make readers laugh, cry, yell, stomp their feet, throw the book, and then crawl back over to it because they HAVE TO read the rest!
Did When Love is Not Enough do that for you? I doubt My Roommate's a Jock did. That one wasn't very angsty. But hopefully it made you laugh!
Here's the blurbs for WLINE and TCOL in case you (reader of my blog) haven't read them yet:
When Love is Not Enough
A six-year downward spiral into a world of lies and deception leads to the end of one man’s life when self-discovery crosses the line between being the perfect son or following his heart.
Jimmy Miller never intended to lead a double life starting the day he fell in love with Darian, but his parents’ divorce, fighting in school, and constantly keeping secrets for his closeted best friend and protector Matt force his hand. Jimmy finds the demands too great to withstand and ends it all prematurely, leaving behind an angry best friend and a shattered lover.
Matt and Darian cling to one another in the aftermath of their loss, forging a new friendship immediately tested by the truths of their relationships with Jimmy that are hidden in the pages of Jimmy’s journals. Will Matt and Darian discover what truly happened to their friend? And will this tragedy birth something beautiful between them as they learn the balance between life, family, and friendship when love is simply not enough?
*Don't be afraid of this book. It has an HEA/HFN ending.*
WARNING: This title contains abuse, drug use, strong language, and sexual intercourse of the male/male variety. Anyone offended by any of these should NOT read my books! **this book is listed on Goodreads.com
The Cost of Loving
Fear of wrath and judgment over his sexuality fueled Matt’s paranoia for twenty-three years until outing himself in front of the church congregation proves his assumptions true, and forces him to make the ultimate choice.
Matt Dixon is a Christian and has known for years where his church stood on homosexuality. Therefore, in order to avoid religious ridicule, Matt chose to live two separate lives, much like his friend Jamie Miller. However, when a self-righteous pastor prompted Matt’s impulsive nature to take a stand for his best friend’s honor—and at his funeral no less—Matt is forced to come to terms with his guilt, shame, and his very belief in God.
But Matt’s decisions affect all those around him. His family, his lover, as well as his friends, feel the impact of his public confession and the repercussions threaten to tear Matt’s world apart. Will exposing the truth lead Matt toward the same tragic end that Jamie faced? Or will his perseverance bring him closer to understanding the cost he’d be willing to pay in order to be with the man he loves?
And then there is BOOK #3 Love, Trust, and Learning to Live Again.
I wrote a blurb but it is in a notebook somewhere. I will have to post more about this book in a few weeks.
In the meantime, I'm excited that the anthology is finally coming out, but I feel even more pressure to get TCOL edited and published.
I'll keep you posted.
Over and out!