I must admit, as I was writing this story, I enjoyed myself a lot. I love foxes, and it was fun to write this. I also bought myself some Martha Stewart brand sheets with foxes on them. I finished the first draft of the story on Christmas Day. It was really nice. When I was editing, I found this link, and it really helped me find the motivation to keep going: http://www.boredpanda.com/zao-fox-village-japan/ Foxes are cute, what can I say? :D
Joey and the Fox
(shifters and partners book three)
Asshole cop. It's Joey's role, and one he's comfortable with. Joey tells gay jokes. He's crude, tough, and thick-skinned. But now he's got a chance to work with a fox shifter—and he doesn't want to lose that opportunity.
Dylan is a mess: clingy and broken, cheerful but lost, seriously unpredictable…and very gay. But Joey desperately wants the partnership to succeed. He's not willing to lose the fox shifter for any reason, even when Dyl drives him crazy.
Is there any way to make it work? And will the weird attraction he feels to the cute redhead ever go away?
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Two Upcoming Stories:
(available for pre-order now, or can be borrowed through Kindle Unlimited later)
Jason is self-conscious about his metal arm and uncomfortable with his sexuality. A big, quiet guy who intimidates a lot of people without even trying to, he works as a cook—and has a hopeless crush on his friend, Dr. Kingsley. Will Jason ever have a shot with his friend? Or does life have a different curveball to throw him?
Approx. 22,000 words A steampunk-themed gay romance.
Takes place in the same world as "Like A One-Eyed Cat," "Gear Heart," "Wes and Kit," etc. Can be read alone.
Kase has a hard life as enforcer for his father, the head alpha. When he refuses to settle down with a female, he finds himself on his own, a lone wolf trying to find his way in the world as a gay wolf shifter.
Prickly, warm-hearted, sexy Jody is the one he wants, but the man's father (and alpha) is on the shady side of the law, and it's complicated. Anyway, how does he know if these intense feelings really mean they're mates or not?
There are many ways to build a life—and to be strong, and to be a leader—but it's still going to take work if Kase and Jody want to build a life together.
Gay romance. Takes place in the same universe as "Brian's Mate" approx. 63,000 words
Yeah, Seth knows Joe is a little older--but he doesn't realize the foxy gentleman is thirty years older. Twenty-three vs. fifty-three is kind of a big deal. Is there any chance for things to work out between a laid-back surfer and an older guy with heart problems and an overly chivalrous nature?
Hey guys! You know my story about Sean and Tom, My Partner the Wolf? Well, I have another one coming out soon, My Partner and Me, this time from Sean's point of view. I'm working hard on the edits as we speak!
Anyway, a buddy of mine mentioned wishing that Lowell (who's kind of a bad guy in these stories!) could have a happy ending, reform, find someone who'd make him happy, etc. I said I'd like to read that but didn't think I could write it right now. I said they were welcome to write it, though, if they wanted to.
Guess what I got for Christmas? That very story, written just for me! I was over the moon--it was soooo good! It made me like Lowell and want the best for him. They made the character into somebody I could love.
Anyway, I encouraged my buddy to go ahead and publish this story. I really think it's an awesome read. I feel honored that A. Russo's first published story is based on one of my characters!! And I hope they'll write many other things in future, too.
Anyway you can read the story on the Kindle, if you are also interested:
Lowell hasn't been the best partner in the past. Two tumultuous relationships and a year of self-reflection have taught him a lot about himself and he doesn't like what he sees. He knows he isn't perfect, but he's trying to become a better person. However, he's afraid to fall back into old patterns and lacks the confidence he used to have. When he meets Adam, he's immediately taken by the man's kind heart and positive attitude. Will the love of a good man be able to restore Lowell's faith in himself, or is he truly destined never to be anyone's favorite again?