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I Don’t Need Another Series!
It’s funny, but in my relatively short (four year) publishing career, I’ve already written five different series. I didn’t plan it that way, but when those pesky secondary characters insist on having their own books, what can you do?
Take Steve, my professor hero Connor’s best friend from Priceless. I’d originally conceived him as the catalyst for getting Connor and starry-eyed student/rent boy Wes together, but before I’d even finished writing Priceless, there he was, tapping me on the shoulder.
Readers had a mixed reaction to Steve, which I totally get. He can come off as smarmy and a bit pushy, but underneath his façade of self-confidence lies a minefield of deep-seated insecurities – in short, absolute gold for any writer.
* rubs hands together *
Strangely enough, though, Steve’s story took a turn I hadn’t anticipated, and became more of an unrequited love / self-discovery piece than a romance. It was an interesting (and challenging!) change of pace for me, trying to figure out how to write a non-traditional yet satisfying happy ending.
But never fear – Steve’s love story is coming, along with a Connor / Wes Christmas story.
What was that I said about not needing another series? * face palms *
You can order Doubtless here: http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/doubtless
Blurb:Loving your best friend is hard . . . especially when he's marrying someone else.
On the surface, Steve Campbell seems to have it all: a beautiful home, a snazzy car, and a dream job as one of the country’s top 3-D optics researchers. But underneath, he’s restless and dissatisfied, tired of empty encounters with leggy lab assistants and endless evenings alone.
A chance meeting with a handsome escort lifts Steve’s spirits and opens his eyes to his long-repressed attraction to men—and his love for his best friend and business partner, Connor Morrison.
Connor might’ve loved Steve like that once, but now it’s too late for their happily ever after; Connor’s about to ask his boyfriend to marry him. Fortunately, it's never too late to learn about yourself, and maybe Steve can find a happy ending on his own.
EPIC Award–winning author Cat Grant lives by the sea in beautiful Monterey, California, with one persnickety feline and entirely too many books and DVDs. When she's not writing, she sings along (badly!) to whatever's on her iPod shuffle, watches lots of movies, and fantasizes about kinky sex with Michael Fassbender.
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