Anyway, as I was saying, Wicked Game is a football romance. Or to be specific it is a boy who happens to be the quarterback of an unnamed Miami team...coughs hmmm hmmm...who's life and career has suddenly blossomed into something he can't handle on his own. He needs a personal assistant. Someone who can keep his workout, charity function, promotion and poster posing schedules under control, and maybe fend off all of the football groupies in the process. What he gets is his high school adversary.
And I don't mean on the field.
Maybe that will be my next boy meets boy book. But Wicked Game is not a boy meets boy book, it's not even a boy meets girl meets boy book. It's a plain old traditional boy meets girl story.
Gasp, I wrote a heterosexual book! Well, yeah, I've written several of them actually. I am a girl, I do still enjoy a good boy meets girl, boy gets his comeuppance at the hands of said girl and they all live happily ever after kind of story. And believe me once you meet Jaime and Pepper you will know what I mean.
But you write menage that is way too close to the m/m/f variety and you write gay romance, why did you write a het romance?
Honestly, I didn't know I wasn't allowed to play for all teams. And believe me, I play for all teams when it comes to my writing. In my private life I am a one man woman. I am not anti any sex or sexual preference. I prefer to write about men, I identify more closely with my heroes than with my heroines, but I can and will write about pussy. And sometimes, there is just so much male posturing you can stand before you need to talk about purses and dresses and lip gloss just to know your girl card is still valid.
So yes. I made the conscious choice to publish Wicked Game as Mercy when I could have published it as Emjai. I wanted to carry on with the football theme I began in DC. I want to be known for my football romances. Forgive me for dipping my toes into the boys only club and back sliding. It will happen again.
I love everyone and I am a slave to my muse. I can't be three different people, the real me gets lost, so right now, it's just me and Mercy and Mercy writes for everyone.
To all of my straight friends, girls and guys. To all of my gay friends, and everyone in between.
Love and kisses,
Now go buy one of my books. If it's In From the Cold, you better grab the tissue box, because it's at least a three hankie read.