Okay folks! I finally finished the first, big emotional scene between Lucas, Holly and Rhett. It took me some time to map it all out, I had to be careful because Holly is this very well defended woman and she’d given her body freely enough but Lucas wants more, Rhett wants more. In a very intense scene that involves some bondage those walls around her heart and soul get broken down systematically but the surprising thing is that this breakthrough also affects Lucas deeply as well.
At the end, I was actually teary eyed. I become so attached to the characters in my books and Holly is such a great woman, so wounded but really brave too.
Now all I have to do is keep writing and come up with a really great name.
So in that vein (hey, vampires, vein, ha!) – I’m asking my readers to help with a title. The first two books are Triad and A Touch of Fae and feature the Charvez family. This one has two vampires and a witch and is set in Seattle and New Orleans. Holly is a woman who has had to hide her gift for most of her life because her mother hated her own powers and those of her daughter. She is alone in the world after her mother dies but has this large family (another big emotional scene for later in the book when they all meet and she sees how close they are – resentment, envy, guilt, etc). She meets Lucas (a six and a half foot tall vampire with pale green eyes, waist long dredlocks and skin the color of cafe au lait) and Rhett (tall, black hair, brown eyes, dresses like an ad from GQ – think Clive Owen) and they become a menage and bind together.
So the working title is Lost and Found but I don’t like it much. Got any ideas? I’ll come up with a lovely prize for the winner! – answer here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org