Wracking my brain for something to write for the blog. It kind of sucks not really having news to report.
Going over my galley for Twice in a Lifetime. At 28,000 words it's now the longest Shawn Lane offering.
At the moment I am working on sex (the first one) on my short Christmas story, The Naughty Ones. It takes me longer to write sex scenes than it takes my characters to have sex. Much longer. What amounts to a few pages in a story, sometimes a few paragraphs, takes me days to get it on the page. Truly pathetic.
The Christmas story isn't going to be terribly long. I'm making it short on purpose because while I want to write it, I have too many other things to write to devote a lot of words to it. Still, I think most readers will like it. Once it is finished, I'll hopefully have news regarding it.
I was working on it and Accidentally His at the same time, but I think I'm going to finish off The Naughty Ones first and then get back to finishing Accidentally His. I vow to have The Naughty Ones done by the end of the month, and that's the real end, not Ava March's idea of the end of the month (she is sneaky with the dates). Hopefully even before, but at the moment I'm not too hopeful on that score.
In case anyone is interested here are the blurbs for the next upcoming work in progresses. They aren't official blurbs and, as always, are subject to editorial whim.
Kirk rides the bus to work several times a week, intriqued by the quiet bespectacled man he sits behind. When the bus crashes during a storm, Kirk finally meets the shy man, Elijah. Though an unfortunate event brought them together, Kirk is determined to show their love is no accident.
The Naughty Ones
Being a Christmas Elf is hard work and when Christian's best friend and the man he crushes on talks of marriage to his new girlfriend, Christian wonders if the end of the Christmas Season also means the end of his time at the North Pole. But when acting out earns him some dentention working for the Head Elf, Gabriel, Christain learnd what it really means to be naughty.
The Impersonator (Masquerade)
Benjamin Pomeroy thinks his older brother's request for him to take his place at a Masquerade Ball given by their new boss at the Las Vegas Hotel they both work at is harmless enough. After all, he'll be wearing a mask the entire time and the only part of him that will be visible is his eyes, eyes just like his brother's. Benjamin hasn't met the new boss yet. All he knows is the boss is from New Orleans originally and is very fond of Mardi Gras, thus the Masquerade Ball to introduce himself to the more important employees of the hotel. Something Benjamin is not. His job is to impersonate Elvis at the front entrance of the casino. But during the ball, he'll be impersonating his straight brother while trying to ignore his attraction to their extremely attractive and openly gay boss, Maxwell Orton.