Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Challenge = New Book

Earlier last week, I issued a little challenge to Shawn Lane. As it so happened, we both had ideas for short stories that had snagged our attentions. The challenge was laid down - we'll write them by Sunday 9/12. Shawn finished Manfred's Curse on Friday 9/10. Go Shawn!! I managed to get mine done by Sunday, the deadline. Go me!!

And now I have news to share. *g* That short story already has a home. Beyond Reckless will be available 11/28/10 from Amber Quill Press! It's my first book with AQP, and I'm geeked to be publishing with them.

Beyond Reckless is a short, definitely hot little m/m story with some D/s elements, and it was super fun to write. I even have the blurb written already.

It’s the eve of Mr. Rys Palmer’s 25th birthday. A significant birthday, for it’s when he’ll come into his majority and gain full control of the inheritance from his obscenely wealthy grandfather. But the promise of a fortune isn’t what gets Rys’s blood pumping.

Mr. Martin Trent’s well aware of his lover’s propensity for thrills. After four years together, he knows just how to indulge Rys without risking either of their reputations or their necks. But clearly Rys’s taste for more than a hint of danger has rubbed off on him. Beyond reckless to ask Rys to meet him at Lady Edgecomb’s ball to give Rys his gift. Yet Martin can’t resist the opportunity to give his lover a birthday he’ll never forget.


  1. Yay! Congratulations! It's a great story!

  2. Thanks! We definitely need to challenge each other more often. The results on this one were fabulous, for both of us :)

  3. Congrats to both of you! Obviously you should use this challenging power judiciously. :)

  4. Congrats! Loved the blurb, looking forward to reading it. :)

  5. Woo hoo!!! Both on the finishing and on the AQP! :) Can't wait to read them both.

  6. Chris - good point! Those with special powers have a responsibility not to abuse them. Kinda like super heroes. Hey, Shawn and I could be the Challenge Twins. 'Challenge Twin power, active!' :) Why was it the boy was always stuck being the lame bucket of water?

    Thanks, Lily and Devon!

  7. Congrats! To you both! I saw your name on the AQP site this weekend, Ava, and was wondering... Now I know what to look forward to. I can't wait! :)

  8. Thanks, Janna! I was really geeked to see my name on AQP's list of authors - makes it feel that much more official. *g*

  9. Sorry I'm late with the congrats hon..

    Well done you and as I told Shawn - you guys have to toss the gauntlet down more often...

    Loving the name - I am thinking all kind of smexy possibilities..

    Waving the Pom Poms for you...

  10. Thanks, E.H.! The guys in the book definitely get up to some smexy naughty fun ;)