Good afternoon, Lovely Folks, I have some news to share and I’ve been waiting WEEKS to do so! If you’re a member of The Hollerers, or you’re a Newsletter Subscriber, then you likely already know of this news. However, if you’re neither, then read on …
Over the past however many months (possibly longer), there have been questions about myself and Keri Lake collaborating on a story (psst, she’s announcing this, too, if ya wanna read).
We considered this. Trust me, we totally considered it. Hell, we even reached a point where we discussed story ideas and how a collaboration might work. However, there was a massive and glaring couple of glitches to why it wouldn’t work as a straight-up collaboration.
- My snail-speed writing pace versus Keri’s much-much-much-MUCH faster one.
- Whereas Keri loves pressure, I flail and fail to write much of anything that’s readable.
- I’m a linear writer—which means I write from start to finish—whereas Keri is a complete weirdo who writes the end of her book, works her way backward with the main points of the story, and then fleshes it out with all the linking bits that belong in between. Like I said: weirdo. 😉
And for these reasons, we just kept talking about collaborating—even getting ourselves excited about collaborating—but never got past the point of worrying about all the obstacles that would prevent us fully collaborating and not acting like a couple of teens in permanent pre-menstrual mode.
And then came a kinda solution that fit with both our schedules and that we were suddenly excited might actually work. Instead of collaborating on a singular title, we could collaborate on a ‘branding’ for a genre we’re both ready to dip into.
You see, I want my next project to be a dip into the ER pool. And Keri has been thinking of dipping into the pool, too. So, we figured: Hey, why not get matching swimsuits, a couple inflatable balls, maybe a water shooter each, so we get extra wet …
Anyhoo, we came up with the idea to run a branding called Midnight Fling. Any erotic romance books each of us decides to write and publish can be done so under this brand with the full backing and support of the other author in the Midnight Fling family. And rather than trying to frustratingly try collaborating a singular story, we’d split our efforts into two stories. But each and every story we put under the MF branding will go through a vetting system between the two of us. So if mine needs dirtying up, Keri will guide me. If hers need dirtying down, vice versa.
And they will be dirty. Much, much dirtier than you’re used to seeing from me, that’s for sure.
And then there’s the added bonus.
Each of our stories will be quick and dirty reads, published in episodes. Which means ALL episodes will be available for pre-order AT ONCE. And each episode will only be spaced (hopefully) 2 weeks apart, so not a long time to wait for the next fix—yay!
And if you’re wondering why episodes, it’s because:
A) They’re easier to write and edit around Keri’s existing deadlines, and it’s less intimidating a thought for me, trying to get these written as quickly as Keri and I hope they will be
B) They allow for more visibility on Amazon, as they’ll be priced at only 99 cents each
Dependent upon how well the first two series are received, we may well (translate: probably definitely) add to the Midnight Fling branding with even more erotic romances. And with one of the initial series’ straight up contemporary erotic romance, and the other dystopian erotic romance, there will be something (hopefully) to please everyone’s naughty side.
So for those who like the short and dirty reads, keep your eyes open, because we have something saweet a-coming your way:
SEX THERAPY by J.A. Belfield and RIPPLE EFFECT by Keri Lake
What’s more, all of Keri’s episodes are up on Goodreads for adding, and the first four episodes of SEX THERAPY are up there, too. You can add them by following the links below:
And for those of you who aren’t into this saucier genre, please don’t think this means I’m abandoning the Holloway Pack. It was always my intention to branch out into a new genre (or genres) between the last few instalments, and a new Holloway Pack book WILL come your way as soon as its time in my schedule rolls around. ☺♥☺
Thanks for reading.