When I first sought out to write Once Written, Twice Shy (OWTS), I never knew that inspiration would strike me where I sat. Nowhere near half-way done with writing the book, it became clear to me that I had wakened some sort of dragon.
Here’s a little secret about me…I love a challenge. And OWTS proved a big one for me. Little did I know that a plethora of new yet delightful hurdles awaited me along with it.
First, I was writing from a male’s perspective. Second, I chose to do it in first-person to boot! For anyone who’s done this, you know your characters need a certain amount of depth and substance to keep the reader engaged. Taking up the challenge, I strove to portray the everyday aspect of a man’s life: the loves, the losses, the gains, the dramas, the in-betweens and yes…the heated passion.
As I wrote Paxton’s journey, I knew that I was writing a character that everyone could relate to in some shape or form. The fact that the rest of the cast was lovable (for the most-part–one must have a villain or two in the mix, right?) also helped. Suffice to say, as I moved along with OWTS, certain characters became deserving of their own story. And thus The Broken Men Chronicles series was born!
The Broken Men Chronicles (BMC) series features men, in their 30’s. They come from all walks of life, successful in their own right but there’s just something that’s missing. Trading on various life circumstances that have led them astray, thus miserable, each novel carries a journey toward self-discovery and happiness with a few bumps along the way. What’s great is that much like television, we have cross-overs which means some of your favorite characters from previous novels return for another fifteen minutes of fame.
And this leads to the long awaited news of the next book in the the BMC series!
Let me introduce you to Almost Forgotten (AF). Here’s a short synopsis to whet your appetites.
Jake had it all: money, women, and great looks. He was happy. Well, he thought he was.
Then, a series of women and a ghost from his past made him re-evaluate everything.
Why had she come back? Why was she standing in his firm’s boardroom with his opposing counsel? And the burning question – why did he give a damn after fifteen years?
She had broken his heart all those years ago, and Jake chose to live the life of a bachelor from there on out. Along with his fast-paced career, he maintained a fast-paced social life. It’s what worked for him. At least he’d convinced himself it did.
The loneliness of his large home the minute the housekeeper clocked-out and the women warming his bed deserted him left him wanting. Could he get what so many of his friends already had: the woman, the family, the house with the white picket fence? Maybe. But just because he desired those things, things he’d sworn off ages ago, doesn’t mean they were destined for him.
One thing was for sure; with Danica back in town, Jake’s life was never going to be the same again…
In the upcoming weeks and months, stay tuned for additional information on this winter’s release of Almost Forgotten, Book Two of The Broken Men Chronicles.