Pet Me – Second Telling Billionaire’s Pet

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This is a SECOND TELLING of the Billionaire’s Pet series

Griffin Montgomery is more than unabashedly dominant. He’s a billionaire. And, for fifty thousand dollars, he can command every inch, every quiver, of Katelyn Willow’s flesh for one week.

For Katelyn, the money is just an excuse to camouflage her feelings. She’s broke, but not completely desperate. She takes the deal because there’s something about this man that draws her in, something that flips a switch she didn’t know was there waiting for the right finger to stroke it.

One week of submission, one week of self-exploration. Then it’s over.

That’s the deal. Money for her, pleasure for them both.

Just one minor caveat, an inconvenient addendum to the billionaire’s kinky contract.

Neither of them is supposed to fall in love.

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So – what do I mean by “second telling”? Here is how I address it in the front matter of the book

Pet Me versus Billionaire’s Pet

For those who have read the Billionaire’s Pet (BP) series, I imagine you are wondering if you should give Pet Me (PM) a hard pass.

I can’t answer that. But I can tell you about the extent of the changes. The most obvious change is tense and point of view. BP was third person past. PM is first person present (with each main character receiving point-of-view time).

In this particular instance, changing to first person present tightened—and directed—the prose immensely. “Directed” isn’t a term of art, at least not when I use it. It is more like “I know it when I see it.” But focusing within a scene on only one character’s thoughts and perceptions (and misperceptions!) made me (and hopefully you) understand and like the characters more—especially Griffin.

Another major change is the amount of content added or deleted. It cannot be quantified on a pure word count basis because there is only a net increase of (nearly) eleven thousand words. But some thirty percent is new content. The way the original content was added to, deleted from and otherwise revised makes for a richer, less credulity-straining story (my husband disagrees because Griffin is still a billionaire).

Finally, despite BP being my most successful title to date (and likely forever), it was really terribly written in a purely technical sense: whiplash POV changes, roll-the-dice character directions, lip service to what made the characters who they are, and similar disservices in craft to my readers.

Is the re-envisioned telling perfect? No. I don’t have the attention span to write a book that runs a hundred thousand words (or three volumes totaling almost half a million words as that far more famous kinky billionaire story runs). Frankly, I seldom have the attention span to read a book that runs a hundred thousand words. But I really do think Pet Me is far and away better than its predecessor.

I hope you do, too.

 

Writing Curves

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With eight years in the Marines, five of them in Special Forces, Lucas Weaver has witnessed too many marriages end in tears. He swears off the idea of his own nuptials until his best friend invites him home to serve as best man.

Now Lucas is face-to-face with Theresa Hale, his best friend’s curvy sister. From protective to passionate, every feeling he’s tried to forget having for Theresa comes rushing back.

Theresa Hale is no shrinking violet. She’s independent—well, she has her own apartment. That counts, right? Oh, and she has two jobs—except she made one up to hide the fact she’s paying the rent by writing dirty, sweet romances. She’s had her share of boyfriends, too, even if they treated her like a safety school—something to get into as a last resort when all the “better” (thinner) girls turn them down.

And, like every modern, independent woman, she has a secret. She’s madly in love with Lucas Weaver. Too bad he’s perfect and her brother’s best friend.

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This is a standalone title with no required reading order from among the Heroes out of Uniform books for clarity, However, it includes as secondary characters the lead couple from Curvy When Wet.

Barrett Cole

Stranded on a lonely road, Barrett Turk isn’t looking for the love of his life—just a ride to the airstrip where his crew of smokejumpers is waiting. With a forest fire eating its way toward his family ranch and the rest of Willow Gap, he’ll do whatever it takes to stop the next vehicle that drives by.

Fleeing a broken life in Los Angeles, Quinn Whitaker doesn’t know what to make of the hulking, axe-wielding maniac who jumps in front of her truck.

Is he a serial killer?

A crazed car jacker?

Mr. Right?

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Reading order for books in the Real Cowboys Love Curves series
Adler James—Book One
Walker Pierce—Book Two
Barrett Cole—Book Three

Sutton Lee – Book Four (Expected December 2017)
Emerson Drake – Book Five (Expected January 2018)

Recommended for readers seeking a sweet romance that features: curves, a cowboy, a ranch setting with western living, happily ever after, weddings, and family life readers can return to over and over as each sibling, cousin and friend brings their search for true love to a satisfying end.

 

Walker Pierce Real Cowboys Love Curves

Book 2 Real Cowboys Love CurvesDropping a tree on a woman isn’t exactly Walker Turk’s idea of an opening move—especially when the woman in question is carrying handcuffs and a sidearm.

Fresh off a transfer from California, Federal Agent Ashley Callahan is tracking poachers and the money launderers they use. She doesn’t have time for the lumberjack who almost killed her, even if being near him warms her insides like hot chocolate on a cold night.

When the accident aggravates an old injury, Ashley must conquer her stubborn independent streak and lean on Walker—the one man willing to do anything for her.

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Reading order for books in the Real Cowboys Love Curves series
Adler James—Book One
Walker Pierce—Book Two
Barrett Cole—Book Three Available November 2017
Sutton Lee – Expected December 2017
Emerson Drake – Expect January 2018

Recommended for: readers seeking dirty sweet romances that feature: curves, a cowboy, a ranch setting with western living, happily ever after, weddings, and family life readers can return to over and over as each sibling, cousin and friend brings their search for true love to a satisfying end.

Real Cowboys Love Curves

A cowboy awaits the action while sitting on his horse.

Adler James – Book One in the Real Cowboys Love Curves series

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Meet the Turk brothers one hard riding, curve loving cowboy at a time!

Sage never wanted to be any man’s dirty little secret. Been there, done that, the shoe didn’t fit. Arriving unexpectedly in the small Montana town of Willow Gap after dark, she discovers that a “dirty secret” is all she is.

Finding a sensuously lush woman in his dead sister’s kitchen after midnight, Adler Turk’s only thought is how to get rid of her before his family’s raw wounds are spread open for the whole town to see.

Well, it’s not his only thought as he stares at the curvy beauty, but it’s the only one that matters—until he discovers that Sage is not what she seems. Now it’s up to Adler to prove to the woman that a bad beginning can make for many happy endings.


Reading order for books in the Real Cowboys Love Curves series
Adler James—Book One
Walker Pierce—Book Two (Available November 2017)
Barrett Cole—Book Three (Available November 2017)
Sutton Lee – Book Four (Expected December 2017)
Emerson Drake – Book Five (Expected January 2018)