Writing a Series the Pros and Cons #cowboys #erotica

iStock_000001477024XSmallThis is as I see it… the process of writing. I was chatting online with an author about my series and was surprised to hear her say that a three book series would be her personal limit.

Why?

She said she didn’t have the attention span to support more than three.

I didn’t start writing my Cactus Creek Cowboys as a strategy to gain more readers.  The first two books were published as contest winners.  I wrote the second one, because a character in the first story was personally compelling. She did something out of the ordinary and I wanted to know what motivated her to have sex with two men while roped to a ceiling beam. (DAMAGED GOODS)

I’m nosy.

I’m a pantser. (write by the seat of my pants and don’t have a clue what will happen in the story other than a happily-ever-after[HEA])

cactuscreekcowboysbundle3DI met a character who I wanted to explore. There was also a third character in that first story (Starting Over) who lost out on love with the male protagonist…it didn’t seem fair not to find her a HEA.

I write these novellas as between 14,000 to 20,000 words. I think that’s why it’s easier for me to keep them coming. I said earlier I didn’t have a strategy, but I did purposely create two large families knowing I’d not rest until I knew each character’s story. So my I guess my plan was to keep myself interested…to motivate myself.

With the Kales and the Hansens I’m not quite half the way there. The latest two aren’t released yet. TRAILER TRASH  has cameos with the both the Kales and Hansens, but the main protagonists are not from either family. There is a new scene where the characters from STORM OUT, one of whom IS a Kale, are visiting Arizona. Caren from Trailer Trash and Sam from STORM OUT have so much in common. I want bundlewnwamesthem to have a conversation about their similarities, and I want more resolution to Sam and Cowboy’s gay relationship.

Cowboy is there to come out to all of his family and friends and I want to be there to see it the results. I guess I could have included it in STORM OUT, but I’d come to an organic ending I was happy with before this occurred to me.

And I’m not about to open that can of worms!

STORM OUT is included in an anthology with 16 other authors. There my name is…4th one down between to authors I love to read (and have read very recently), and among others I will be reading soon. It’s under a stricter time crunch, and I’m already to the wire on it.

Now here I am…still wanting to explore why an author writes a series, but this post is becoming all about me…I’m heading over to The butterscotch Martini Girls where I can examine this more…

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Unconditional Surrender Cover Reveal M/M Military #gay

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It’s a fab cover!

It’s military!

It’s M/M!

It’s romance!

It’s 14 – 16 authors!

It’s just fun!

My story Storm Out is a Cactus Creek Cowboy character sent home with PTSD. He finds he never need family more…

Cactus Creek Cowboys Series Volume I

Cactus Creek Cowboys Series Volume II

 

 

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TOP Cowboy a Cactus Creek Cowboy Single is HERE! #M/M #Gay #Erotica

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 July 7, 2014
This Short Story is a continuation of the Bestselling Cactus Creek Cowboy Series.One man’s past bisexual lifestyle has significant and lingering consequences. Spence Thorin, the total top becomes a total mess when his past collided with his present…

Spence was once on top of the world, a golden boy, rich and accustomed to getting what he wanted. Fate has conspired against him. When his best friend Zandra was attacked everything chanced. It was time to grow up. Now he’s also faced with the possibility he’ll have to sell the home he inherited from his grandparents. His fate, however, is about to change.

Just when he finds the perfect gay cowboy to love, he’s blindsided with a complication of epic proportions. A pregnant woman claims he’s her baby’s daddy…and his “perfect cowboy” is the woman’s unsuspecting half-brother.

Paul never knew falling in love could be so problematic. When the man of his dreams also knocks up his sister, can Paul get past it? To make matters worse, he has hot-blooded Latina prejudices against rich white men who don’t have a clue how the other half lives. Spence could be one of them…

Genres: Gay/ M/M /Contemporary / Modern Day Cowboy / Interracial / Multicultural / Erotica / 15,400 words

 

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Coming Soon TOP Cowboy of the Cactus Creek Cowboy Series

cactuscreekcowboysTOPJust days away from release!

Cactus Creek Cowboy: Top Cowboy

Only 99¢

One man’s past bisexual lifestyle has significant and lingering consequences. Spence Thorin, the total top becomes a total mess when his past collided with his present…

Spence was once on top of the world, a golden boy, rich and accustomed to getting what he wanted. Fate has conspired against him. When his best friend Zandra was attacked everything chanced. It was time to grow up. Now he’s also faced with the possibility he’ll have to sell the home he inherited from his grandparents. His fate, however, is about to change.

Just when he finds the perfect gay cowboy to love, he’s blindsided with a complication of epic proportions.  A pregnant woman claims he’s her baby’s daddy…and his “perfect cowboy” is the woman’s unsuspecting half-brother.

Paul never knew falling in love could be so problematic. When the man of his dreams also knocks up his sister, can Paul get past it? To make matters worse, he has hot-blooded Latina prejudices against rich white men who don’t have a clue how the other half lives. Spence could be one of them…

M/M Gay, Contemporary, Cowboys, Modern Day Western, Interracial, Multicultural,

And it you haven’t picked up any of the others, all are still available for 99¢

Cactus Creek Cowboy Series

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Cowboy Gone Wild Has Arrived! @elllorascave #paranormalerotica

cowboy-gone-wild_msr- (1)It’s shapeshifters!

 

 

It’s cowboys!

 

 

It’s hot sex and happily-ever-after love!

 

Ellora’s Cave for $4.45!

Amazon for $4.48

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