Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New Cover: WIlla's Wish

Well, it's that time of year again. Time for the holiday stories! This year I've written something for Loose Id entitled Willa's Wish. I took a secondary character from Satyr's Myst and gave him his own story. Here's a short blurb...
Thanks to Tyrone’s unasked for interference, his boss and friend, Rick Hastings (from Satyr's Myst) has finally found true love. With Rick stateside for the holidays, Ty is left to manage Satyr's Myst, an exclusive pleasure resort where anything goes. He's too busy to indulge in anything not business related, but Ty can't get his mind off of Rick's new hire, Willa Trainor.

Willa distracts him in way that makes him uneasy. More than her sinful body and alluring face, the beauty within the woman tempts him more than she should. She's a stranger, for all that he wants her. And Ty's been hurt before. But Willa isn’t who he thinks she is. She’s more than a sexy bombshell with a desire that matches his. She’s the woman whose childhood crush blossomed into soul deep love. Despite Trevor’s desire to leave the past in its place, Willa’s not willing to be ignored. Because when the truth comes out, Willa’s not taking no for an answer, not when she’s finally come to claim her man.
Willa's Wish is a New Year's story, and releases December 30th, just in time for the holiday! I'm really excited about this book. The story flowed really well and is pretty steam for a short story. Then again, what would you expect from a tale that takes place on a pleasure resort? There's intimacy, steamy lovemaking, and of course love between the hero and heroine. I only had one small issue with this piece...

The covers for Loose Id's holiday shorts are standard, as in, all the covers look the same except for the author and title. That makes sense. It's holiday time and you know you'll be getting a Loose Id Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa, etc. story that's short--only so many words long. I love the cover, so that was not a problem for me...except that my hero isn't Caucasian. Yep, Tyrone is African American, and I'm wondering if readers will mind only because the cover leads them to expect something else.

I've read books before that have a heroine with long blond hair, yet in the book her hair is red. Or the hero is blond and buff when in the book he's a lean, black-haired Lothario. I admit to being taken aback, but as long as the story is good, I don't mind so much. But what about you? Is it a big deal or isn't it?


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