Last night I heard some great news. Kate Seaver, my editor at Berkley, loved the novellas for the KINK project that Sasha and I put together. I’m so pleased. And – I admit it – hugely relieved. This was my first proper commission for Berkley. When they signed DOUBLE DARE it was already written. They could have asked me to change it, sure, but it was a done thing, so they either liked it or not. Thank god they did like it, but my point is that they commissioned and signed our novellas for KINK on a short proposal. This was a new situation for me. I loved writing the story, really enjoyed the characters and set up, but at the back of my mind I knew I really needed this one to prove I could bring out the goods on demand, too. It was a hurdle I had to get over, and I’m so pleased I’ve managed it. All these little stages on the writer’s journey, things that I wasn't even aware of as I started out...amazing stuff.
KINK is due out in February and we’ve already seen a draft of the cover. Verrry sexy indeed! Hopefully we’ll have the finished one to show you soon. Meanwhile you can read a taster from my novella, SEX, LIES AND BONDAGE TAPE, here. NB: adult content!
I’ve been working on the fantasy novel this morning, but we’re off out soon to party a bit. Grin. Have a great weekend!