28 September 2012

Pushing an Author to “The Edge”

By Kacey Hammell

Okay, so that might sound more dramatic than it was when I decided to try writing a short story for “The Edge” Line/Series at Decadent Publishing.

I’m not one of those authors that like to write inside of a “structured box”. I’ll admit, I tried to write a story for the 1Night Stand series and it was turned down. It sucked big time and I was very disappointed, but knew that it would be a long shot working with certain criteria [and hadn’t written a single word in four years at that point!!]. So to sit and try to stay inside of a specific word count, basically a scene, was difficult to say the least.

I pondered it for about a week, really worked my brain on what something new I could offer the publisher and readers, when I received a fan letter from Nia. Thank goodness for her letter coming at just the right time. She had just finished reading ILLUSIONS and expressed her love of the characters. Then demanded – seriously, and I quote, “You better have more stories in mind for Bella & Brady, I won’t take no for an answer.” – to revisit the characters again. That had my brain spinning and realized that maybe Bella & Brady – who I was familiar with obviously – could keep me in line with a strict word count and not offering too much backstory and such, that I might just be able to do this.

And that is how TIED DOWN was born. Revisiting something familiar really helped me while writing the short story. And within a week it was finished and submitted.

My brain was working double time. Since writing AWAKENINGS, Ethan (Alicia’s partner) who was so guilt-ridden and pissed off about certain events in ILLUSIONS, had been stomping around in my head, pissing ME off with his grumpiness and I thought…he needs to release some of this pressure – on himself and me!!  Which resulted in WILD THUNDER! Ethan has since calmed down, thankfully, but is still a wee bit wound tighter than a knot since the events in WILD THUNDER. He’s still grumpy to say the least but he’s appeased…for now.

I hope you’ll try TIED DOWN & WILD THUNDER (which releases Oct 2nd ), my two short story contributions to “The Edge” Line, exclusive to Decadent Publishing.  These stories were a lot of fun, and great to get the Muse pulsing again.

An “Edge” short story
Connected to In the Arms of the Law Series
Contemporary Erotic Romance/ BDSM

The time has come for Brady Jacobs to grab hold of the woman he loves and their future. But his lady, Isabella Knowles, is skittish. She’ll bolt at the mention of a future with him. He needs to handle her with precise planning, tools to seduce and never give her a moment to flee.
Brady will tie her down, pleasure her, push her farther than she’s ever experienced…then ask her to marry him. But no amount of planning can ensure Bella’s answer won’t include the business end of her Glock.

An “Edge” short story
Connected to In the Arms of the Law Series
Contemporary Erotic Romance/BDSM

Releases October 2nd, 2012

On leave of absence from the police force and desperate to resolve the intense anger inside him, Ethan James escapes to the Shenandoah Mountains...alone.

During one of the worst storms to hit the area in years, he's surprised when he opens the door to find Shanay Gold, an old friend, and sometime submissive lover, dripping wet and looking sexy as hell. So sexy, he has to keep reminding himself he's kept her at arms-length because of the future she wants. A future he can't give her.

When lightening sparks an old flame, desires blaze to life, and Shanay and Ethan are left with little choice but to roll with passion's Wild Thunder. 

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