I know it’s from a car commercial, but it was a sound that made people think of fast long before the car people pilfered it. I am not quite prepared for this post, even though I knew a week ago that it was my tirn to post. So I spent the day wondering what the stink I was going to blog about that had anything to do with short stories. I got nothing. Go figure.
I can pull something out of my … I can do this.
Zoom Zoom made me think about things that go fast. Okay, what goes fast? Short stories. Kinda obvious. I am HUGE fan of short stories. I am ADD and so I have the attention span of a gnat. But short stories are perfect for me because I can get a full story in a few pages. This is good right?
Short stories are perfect for people who have limited time but need a reading fix. You’ve got 30 minutes for lunch and you want to read. You can read a few pages of a book and be left unsatidfied and spend the rest of the day wondering what was going to happen. Or you could quick surf over and download a short story. You get to read the whole story in a quick few minutes and you are totally satisfied because you get a beginning, a middle, and an end. Hooray!!!
Okay, this is all kinda stating the obvious, but it is a great lead in for me to tell you about one of my favorite short stories. Years ago, I was determined to be published by Harlequin. It is every romance authors’ dream, at least for a little while. So, I started a book for the Blaze line, which if you know anything about Harlequin, Blaze is their saucy line. Well, getting back to the attention span thing, I just couldn’t write the story into book length, so it ended up a short story, almost a novella. I have to say that this is one of my favorite stories.
The book was originally to be the first in a trilogy about three brothers and each of their stories of finding love. The cool thing for me is that these three brothers are all very different, but they all work in some capacity in the family business which just happens to be cars. One brother is a race car driver, the second runs the business side of their family automotive company, and the youngest brother is a mechanic.
I started with the race car driver. Thatcher Kaine is one of my favorite heroes because he is sexy and cocky. His heroine, Cheyenne is every bit as bold as he is and it makes for some serious sparks.
I hope you will take a little time, spend the $2.50 for the download, and enjoy TOO FAST FOR LOVE.
I have never written the second and third stories because I got into publishing and let my writing go. But the I am getting the itch to write again and I am wondering if anyone thinks that it might be worth anyone’s time if I write those stories. I’d consider a great favor if you would give it a read and let me know what you think.
TOO FAST FOR LOVE
Determined not to be tied down, Thatcher Kaine takes the bumps and curves of life as fast as he can. Cheyenne Knight’s commitment to her career leaves her no time for bad boys. But from the start, sparks fly between the two. With one burning touch after another, this couple ignites passion … but are they moving too fast for love?