“As the Lady Wishes”, the first of (so far) two EC novels my lovely cp/wp Anna J. Evans and I wrote together, is released!
Here’s the blurb:
After escaping an abusive marriage, Lila Hayes never dreamed she’d fall into bed with a tall, dark and domineering man like Arthur. He’s a stranger, he’s cocky as hell, and…he seems to have emerged from the painting on her wall. From the second she feels his touch, Lila knows she’s found the lover of her wildest fantasies.
Arthur of Sefyll is an ancient Druid, a man cursed for thousands of years to grant the wishes of those who summon him from his enchanted rest. He’s had enough of serving mortal whims, until he spends a night satisfying Lila’s every carnal fantasy and losing his heart in the process.
But soon, the new lovers’ happiness is threatened by a monster from Lila’s past and a horror from beyond the grave.
Now Arthur and Lila must convince sexy Sheriff Sam Walker to succumb to his desire for them both and help them form a mystical threesome. Wishes are no longer enough to keep Lila safe. Only the love of two special men can save her life — or maybe just as importantly, mend her heart.
Very exciting, especially as this book was actually my very first EC sale, and tons of fun to write.
Buy it here.
What else? The edits load is lightening a little bit–the first round is done on Personal Demons, and Megan is not a therapist anymore! She is now a Counselor, with a PhD in Counseling Psychology instead of the MA she had before. Lookie there.
Everything else, still editing. I’ve only managed a little over a thousand words on Unholy Ghosts (as you will see by the pitiful metrics), which is grr but hopefully by tonight I’ll be able to get cracking again.
Princess woke up at 4 this morning sobbing because her ear hurt. Oh yes, the Ear Infection Fairy decided to pay a visit to our house last night. Poor little thing, I gave her some Calpol (baby aspirin, basically) and tucked her back into bed, only to learn around 7 that the ear hadn’t stopped hurting and she hadn’t gone back to sleep. I feel like the Worst Mother Alive, despite the fact that Wednesday night Faery woke up at 1 with a cough, and I stayed on the couch with her all night, propped up so she could lay on me in a more upright position (and woke up with a crick in my neck for my troubles). So Princess stayed home from school today and we went to the doctor and the bookstore, because little girls with ear infections get a new book. It’s a law.
And Monday we will be discussing writing and art here. Which sounds boring but will hopefully be fun.
New Words: 1,121 (in three days, thanks to being slammed with edits)
Total wordcount: 46,797
The Good: Oops, looks like somebody has a real heart!
The Bad: Still the bad, bad evil magic man.
The rampant drug use: Speed
Location: on the beach
Downspeech: None, really, but there is some idiosyncratic Puritanesque speech: “Thou saw things thou did not want to see again.”
I Hate My Work: Why can’t you write the next scene? Why are you so dull and unimaginative? You’ve done this whole thing all wrong, haven’t you, you idiot.