True Confessions time.
I have loved writing the Amethyst Desire Collection. The stories are either paranormal to contemporary, all kinds of couples and of course they are all adult content with varying degrees of eroticism. That little stone necklace sure makes it around.
Vol 1, The whole thing started with Raynia’s Magic a M/M/F and at times a M/F/M ménage contemporary story. Raynia walked across stage in Dragon Guardian as a customer that Caleb waited on in the beginning of the book. Raynia was strong enough that she needed her own story. Almost simultaneously I ran across an Amethyst pendant in a shop. I picked up the stone and there was the series seeds spring up and taking root. The stone spent quite some time with Raynia. The description was Fall turned to winter and winter to spring. So we are in the springtime when the stone returns to the shop, Salynne’s Crystals and Thyme.
Vol 2 Beverly’s Secret came out of a what if? question. What if when Raynia returned the stone the clerk accidently took it home in her pocket? A fun romp with a F/F love story in a contemporary setting. The setting is springtime.
Vol 3 Phoenix Reborn was a piece I’d worked on haphazardly with a previous girl friend Lisa. This is another fun F/F but paranormal this time. It came from a cos-play experience that got twisted inside out. I really liked the two characters that ensued and didn’t know what to do with them. The Amethyst gave me a chance to bring them out into the open and share them with everyone. There was a teaser about their intro at the end of Beverly’s Secret. So our time table is spring going into summer. A note that their realtor in the story was Wyatt Andersen. More about him later.
Vol 4 Shifter’s Legacy piggy backed with the male protagonist, Nathan making his cameo at the end of Phoenix Reborn. This is another M/F/M ménage story in a paranormal setting with wolf shape shifters. We see a hint to the season from Slades point of view talking about the weather, seasons were sliding into late fall and still furnace hot in Florida….
And here is where we came apart a little bit. At this point I wrote Emma’s New Year. She didn’t tie into any of the other books and all you know is that the setting is duha New Years. It became vol 5. And maybe is a hint that I should stop putting volume numbers on things. LOL.
Obviously there is a big gap from late fall to Happy New Years.
New, Vol 5, Austin’s Surprise. Austin the coffee shop owner of Ground Up as mentioned in Dragon Guardian, and his romance with Wyatt Anderson, a real estate agent. Yes, from Phoenix Reborn. This is a cute M/M with a contemporary setting. It is taking place in the Fall and ends at Thanksgiving.
Vol 6 On The Hunt, picks up with Eva. She is Austin’s sister and the intended recipient of the necklace before all the shenanigans happen to Austin. This is a paranormal M/F and moves to New Orleans for the setting that ends at Christmas.
New Vol 7 Emma’s New Year. A contemporary F/F with a good run of side characters. I hope Georgia gets her story some day. I’ve officially moved it to this position in the series because I didn’t want a huge gap between late fall to New Years to all the way over to Thanksgiving again. I’m sure later I’ll understand why this was so important to me. It has been a bit of a headache to tell you the truth.
Vol 8 Jake’s Bid will be coming out this summer and is a really hot M/F/M M/M/F ménage contemporary story that takes place at Valentines.
On the horizon is perhaps Vol 9 untitled as yet that is a F/M/F Ménage paranormal that will rock your socks off. It happens at Beltane time.
So there you have it, all the questions about that dratted Amethyst you’d ever want to know. Oh? one more?
Yes when will be the final story about that mischievous jewel? I can’t really answer that. Each story seems to spark more and more. Happy reading!