I’ve been waiting for this one to come out. It’s the longest story I’ve written so far, and believe it or not, it started out as a short story. Two guys meet in the Florida Keys, have a short fling, and go their separate ways.
I wrote it a few years ago. It was nice. The location rocked and the dialog was good. There was the promise of them getting together again, so it was a HFN (happy for now).
And then I started rewriting, and before I knew it, the characters hijacked the computer and started adding to the story. And adding to it and adding to it until it turned into a novella, and it totally went in an unexpected direction, which pleased me very much. As the writer, I’m thrilled when the characters tell the story because I get really involved and can’t wait to see what happens next. When I read the galley for this one, I almost forgot to look for problems because I got sucked right back into the story again.
I submitted it (after the usual round of edits and betaing), it was accepted, and now it’s going to be released! And look at that pretty cover. This is the first cover on one of my stories I’ve liked. A lot. Because it makes me want to be there, lay in the sand, and enjoy the tropical warmth. It tells me where the story is set, and it promises to entertain and engage me.
The Blue Paradise is a romance. It’s a love story. It’s a thriller. In other words, you’re gonna like it.