19 June 2012

Sam & Cody's HEA

by Ann Mayburn

Have you ever wondered what happened to the characters of a book you loved after the story ended? Did you try to imagine what their future is like, if they’re happy, if they stayed together? I do this all the time while reading my favorite books, and I even do it for books I’ve written. One couple that stayed with me and begged me to write(yes, I talk to the people in my head) their story were Cody and Sam. 

They are the hero’s in my M/M romance short story, Want, about a love so strong that gender ceases to matter. Cody thought he was as straight as they come, loved women and they loved him back. Then he met the handsome stonemason, Sam, and his whole world turned on its axis. I won’t go much more into their story than that as I don’t want to ruin the book for those that haven’t read it, but I often found myself daydreaming about what their life is like after Want ends.
When the opportunity came to write for ‘The Edge’ series I couldn’t think of a more appropriate book to write than a small peek into Sam and Cody’s world. In ‘Cherish’ we get to spend one magical evening with the men, their honeymoon. Yes, it’s super duper hot, but I really hope the story also shows the love between these two men.    Everyone deserves love, everyone deserves an HEA, and I don’t think that desire is any different between two men, a man and a woman, or a woman, a man, a man, a man, a man, and a transvestite. ;) 

I do hope you enjoy this short story and for those of you that have read Want, returning to spend some time with some old friends.

 Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Want. And then read Cherish to find out what happens next for Cody and Sam!


  1. Congrats on your new release, Ann! I tend to do the same thing with books I've read and written. :)

    jessicasubject.writer at gmail dot com

  2. Congrats on the new book. These sound really good.


  3. Congrats!
    Want is on my 1NS I want list! I can't wait to read it and then read Cherish!

    So PICK ME!


  4. Hi ladies! Thank you so much for stopping by.

    Jessica- How can we not? Those people continue to live in our heads, they don't go away once the book ends.

    Viari- Thank you!

    Tamaria- Get thee to a book shop and enjoy some Sam and Cody for less than a price of a cup of fru fru coffee. ;)

  5. I always wonder what happened later with characters. I think that's why I favor series books, so I know what happens later.


  6. OH! I loved Want, and I totally "want" to read Cherish!

  7. Congrats on the new release.I often wonder what happens to characters after the book ends. I'm glad it's just not me. Thanks for the giveaway. I have Want on my wishlist.


  8. This is on my TBR pile because I saw the cover and loved it!! Then I read the blurb and really wanted to read it :). Thanks for the giveaway and for following up with the guys.

  9. I absolutely loved Want. So happy to read that Cherish is about Sam & Cody!


  10. I've never read M/M before, I'd love for your book to be my first.


  11. I have not read Want yet but it sounds great. I'm glad that I read this blog first I almost started Cherish. I hate to readout of order.