Quick post today because I'm finishing up first pass edits for Silken Canvas, my December release from Samhain. I love this book, always have, but I know it is becoming much better because of my editor's input.
As I'm reading this manuscript for the upteenth time, I realize how different this story is from how it was a couple years ago. In fact, many of the elements I started out with, elements that gave me the idea for this story to begin with, elements I thought would be important, are no longer present.
Yet the core story is the same. I may be crazy, but I've enjoyed the edit process on this story. I've loved seeing it become, as my editor loves to say, psychologically complex. She pushed me to dig deeper and try harder, and I'm grateful for that.
Brendan Cole burst onto the art scene in a blaze, creating erotic works of art from beautiful women. Recently, though, reviews suggest that his brilliance is burning out. He knows what’s missing—inspiration. He lost it the day his ex-lover and muse, Ashley Mancuso, walked out on him.
Together, they can once again create the erotic images that will silence the critics forever.
When Ashley runs into Brandon at an art gallery, their attraction is as hot as ever. Though she swore to never again take second place to his art, she finds herself agreeing to an impromptu photo shoot. Once in front of his lens, five long years of suppressing her kinky side melts away—and shakes her resolve to keep it strictly business.
One spellbinding session after another makes it impossible to resist talking of fantasies and long-buried desires. But once the images hit the gallery walls, all the fears and insecurities that drove them apart create a rift wide enough for danger to find its way in…
Okay. Off to read through one...more...time... (I hope it's only one more time!)
Have a great Monday!
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