okay not really I just couldn't come up with a catchy title. Titles are stinking hard. Almost as hard as ending a book that just wants to keep on going. But that's a topic for another day.
Today we are talking about football and romance and books and how I tend to like to throw those three things together. My first book as Mercy Celeste was a naughty little football menage with a couple of football buddies who had a similar taste in women and because I was still playing with the idea and didn't have the guts to actually come out and say it in the book, each other. No, Double Coverage, does not have any male/male goodness but I did hint that Bullet and Trigger did in the end. Double Coverage is one of those books that I loved as I wrote it, but after it was published and after I'd given in to my desire to write gay romance I wished that I had pushed that story in that direction. It was there. All I had to do was not be a coward. Kailey would have still found her men, but Bullet and Trigger would have explored the depths of their relationship and why it had fallen apart in the first place. But I didn't and I can't now.
I am not whining about the story, I wrote it a year ago this month. It just seems so long ago sometimes. I'd just lost my father and I went home for the first time in a long time. Not just a visit where I saw the immediate members of my family but home where everyone I'd ever known still living or in the area showed up. I was having a serious case of nostalgia. I left home when I was very young. I rarely go back. And there it all was. Aunts, Uncles, favorite cousins, kids I'd known now grown, family friends of my youth with their stories of loss and it tore me apart. I threw myself into writing. I couldn't write a funeral story. I knew that much at least. So I did the next best thing, I wrote a high school reunion story. All the same with liquor and rock music.
I didn't set out to write a menage, I set out to write a nerdy girl hooks up with the quarterback story. But then Bullet came to town and threw a wrench in that plan. Bullet was Trigger's. You can see that in the story. He was Trigger's everything. I adored Bullet. And he is exactly what his character is supposed to be. Big talking big living football star. Spoiled rotten and lonely as hell.
So to start the count down to Wicked Game which is one week from tonight, I'm reminding you of Double Coverage. It's still out there and it features football on the beach and sex in public and other such delicious little tidbits.
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