What am I working on? Well, I like to think of it as a hunk overhaul….
A few months back I wrote two steamy short stories prompted by different requests for submissions. When the first was finished, I realized that it didn’t truly answer the call, so I set it aside. With the second, I discovered that I had more storyline to share than the word count would allow. As I prepared to file the second away I came to the interesting conclusion that the two have a common thread—both heroes were faced with fighting forces that threaten our environment.
So in my head, and partially on paper, a series of novellas revolving around these Eco-Warriors was born.
At present, I’m reworking the first story, Going Deep. So far my recipe for love is something along these lines: Take one hunky marine biologist-turned-media-sensation, add a splash of hotshot investigative journalist, and give them a common enemy. Can hometown hero, Brian Dalton, hide his feelings for former Homecoming Queen, Brooke Hastings, long enough to hold big oil accountable for the damages to their beloved Gulf coast, or will the attraction that lingers between them take them both down?
Next up will be the expansion of Hook ‘Em—the story of Wen Wyatt, a fourth-generation Texas rancher determined to expose the environmental dangers of new oil and gas drilling methods. Environmental lobbyist, Karen Whitcomb, has been sent to the Lone Star state to find a spokesman more dedicated to the land than to the almighty dollar. Sparks fly in a hotel bar and passion that erupts between them when they realize they both want the same thing.
If these two go as well as I hope, I may be adding a third. I have a couple of ideas percolating, but nothing on paper yet. I thought I’d ask you to help me out.
So far, I’ve got a modern-day Jacques Cousteau and the upright-but-not-uptight cowboy. What kind of Eco-Warrior would you like to read?
Comment with your suggestions and I will enter you in a drawing for your choice of one digital or audiobook from my backlist!