Sweet Revenge ~ Blessed Betrayal #SatSpanks

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Happy Saturday! Thanks for dropping by.  I’m celebrating the release of my first self-published book this week.  Blessed Betrayal is now available for only $.99 for a limited time.  It is a bit different than most of my other books in that it is not a BDSM/DD title, but it is a good old fashioned tale of sweet revenge.   I’m finding it hard to do much marketing for this book as there are many twists and turns that will keep you on the edge and so of course, I don’t want to give too much away.  Just suffice it to say, you should find yourself cheering along with the good guys in this one if I did my job right.

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I’m sharing a snippet of Cali and Nick’s first kiss.  They are couple you will be rooting for throughout to get their HEA.  They have both been through a tragedy and have just been friends up until this pivotal scene.

Teaser:  The worst part of having the person who betrayed you die is they can’t see how happy you are after they’re gone.

Snippet:

It started as a chaste kiss, but didn’t take long to escalate. Cali could taste the ale Nick had been drinking earlier as his tongue slipped between her lips.   Her knees grew weak beneath her and he strengthened the hold he had on her, ensuring she wouldn’t topple over. He shuffled them backwards until Cali pressed against the unforgiving front door at her back. Nick’s solid body mashed against her.

By the time Nick pulled out of their kiss, they were both short of breath. Cali kept her eyes closed, afraid she’d see reproach in his eyes. “Cali, baby, open your eyes.”

When she did, he looked more in control than he had at any time since she’d met him.   The desire she saw on his face confused her.

“I’m sorry. I shouldn’t take advantage of you like this. You have enough shit on your plate to deal with without adding this to the pile.” Figures he would apologize.

“What exactly is this?”

“A mistake, that’s what it is.”

“Ouch. So I’m a mistake?”

“Dammit, Cali. Stop putting words in my mouth. You know that’s not what I meant.”

“Do I? Listen, I get it. It’s complicated, but I just thought…”

“Stop. It’s the Cosmos talking.”

“I’m not that drunk, Nick. I’m lonely. I know you could make me feel better.”

“Maybe, but you’d only feel better for tonight. Tomorrow, you’d regret it.”

“How do you know that?” Dare she finish her thought?   “I’ve thought of you a lot since we had dinner. It’s helped.”

“Oh, Cali, I’ve thought of you too, but we’re both so raw right now. I don’t want either of us to get hurt worse than we already are.”

*****

I just love Nick to pieces.   Buy the full story here.

Blurb:

Calista Bennett was supposed to be living happily ever after with her handsome husband, Kevin. But underneath the perfect exterior of their marriage lays an ugly truth Cali can’t admit to anyone.

Across town, Nicholas Mikos’ marriage isn’t going much better.   When Veronica had shown up on his doorstep with the most wonderful secret years before, he’d planned their own HEA. Now years later, he feels his marriage slipping away and is helpless to stop it.

In one moment, all of their lives come crashing together, changing life forever.   Has the universe conspired to bring two people together who deserve to be happy, or will fate deliver a final blow, sentencing them to a lifetime of sorrow?   Can true love rise out of the ashes of the ultimate betrayal?

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Not Everyone Likes Spankings #SatSpanks #BlessedBetrayal

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Today you get a two’fer.   It’s not only #SatSpanks day, but I’m also sharing my brand new cover for Blessed Betrayal, my newest single being released next week.  I’m kinda excited and nervous all at the same time as this will be my first solo foray into self-publishing.    Check out this awesome cover!

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This story is a bit different from the others I’ve written in that it is not primarily a spanking romance, although there are definite power exchange themes going on.   Blessed Betrayal first appeared in an Erotic Collective anthology, Twist.   In the scene I’m sharing today, Cali is remembering a dark night in her marriage, confused by her reaction even a year later to her husband’s dominance.   Because this story has several twists, I’m afraid you’ll have to read it to learn more.   I promise… you won’t regret it.

Teaser: The worst part of having the person who betrayed you die is they can’t see how happy you are after they’re gone.

 

Snippet:

Cali had received her first punishment spanking bent over the large wooden desk her husband liked to work at. As angry as she’d been at him, even now, she knew she had deserved that particular punishment. She had crashed her car into a parked van while texting in the parking lot at the mall. It had caused over ten thousand dollars in damages and their insurance premium had gone up.

As she stood in the entry to the room looking at that desk, she knew that had been the day her marriage had changed forever.   It was that fateful day she’d discovered her husband was a sadist who enjoyed punishing his wife. She had also discovered that, in spite of the pain and how much she hated the loss of control, there was a hidden part of her that responded to Kevin’s domination. Even now, over a year later, she still didn’t understand how her body could react the way it had under his domination.

Blurb:

Calista Bennett was supposed to be living happily ever after with her handsome husband, Kevin. But underneath the perfect exterior of their marriage lays an ugly truth Cali can’t admit to anyone.

Across town, Nicholas Mikos’ marriage isn’t going much better.   When Veronica had shown up on his doorstep with the most wonderful secret years before, he’d planned their own HEA. Now years later, he feels his marriage slipping away and is helpless to stop it.

In one moment, all of their lives come crashing together, changing life forever.   Has the universe conspired to bring two people together who deserve to be happy, or will fate deliver a final blow, sentencing them to a lifetime of sorrow?   Can true love rise out of the ashes of the ultimate betrayal?

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Naughty, Naughty Submissives #SatSpanks

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It’s Saturday and that means it’s time for some #SatSpanks.   I just got signed up in the knick of time. 🙂  Hope everyone’s July is off to a great start.

I have a naughty snippet today from Having it All, Book Three in the Passion Series.  It’s a scene from Tiffany’s POV and she and Brianna have been very naughty.  They have defied their Doms’  orders to stay home from a good friend’s bachelorette party.  The guys had good reasons, but of course they don’t share those with their ladies and when the men drop off the grid for the whole day (in the air flying), the girls get angry and decide to go dancing.   Let’s see what happens. 🙂

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Snippet:

“That doesn’t mean they aren’t going to call us. Oh, Christ. I don’t even have my phone out here. I need to find my purse.” Tiffany exclaimed.

Bri reassures her friend. “Our purses are being guarded by that security guard right ␣␣␣␣␣” she turns to show her best friend where they’d left their belongings.

The sudden look of panic on Brianna’s face makes Tiff fear someone has stolen their purses. With great trepidation, she swivels to follow her best friend’s gaze.

She’s horrified to see Markus standing next to the security guard, holding two tiny purses. The stoic look on his face is impossible to decipher.

The threesome stand frozen, oblivious to the pressing, sweaty bodies grinding on the dance floor between them. Then the girls respond immediately to Markus’s come-hither motion.

Tiff looks around for Lukus. There’s no doubt that if Markus knows they left the house, so does he. Brianna grabs her hand as they slowly weave their way to the edge of the dance floor.

Surprisingly, Markus rushes to close the last few feet between them. He pulls Brianna into his arms first. Tiffany stands nearby, awaiting her doom, until Markus reaches out and grabs her arm, pulling her into a group hug. The strength of his embrace around both women gives away how happy he is to see them. She still has no clue what secrets the men have been keeping, but for the first time, Tiffany realizes that Markus’s primary emotion right now is not anger, but fear␣and relief. As he holds them silently, she can feel him trembling.

A full minute later he’s calmed a little, and allows the women to pull out of his embrace. Because of the loud music, he keeps them close enough to talk directly into their ears. “Don’t mistake my relief at finding you both safe as forgiveness. You’re both in more trouble than you can possibly imagine right now. We’re leaving. I don’t want to hear a single word out of either of you.”

Tiffany risks his anger. She has to know. “Markus, sir. Does Lukus know where I am?”

A flash of dark anger consumes his handsome face, making him suddenly look menacing. “What the hell do you think?” he barks.

*****

I think the girls are in big trouble.  🙂   I am normally a plotter who writes my books in order, chapter by chapter.  This scene/chapter (through the hot and steamy punishments) was one of the few I have ever written out of order.  I saw it so clearly in my head that I stopped to write it early on and then had to have the rest of the book catch up. Check it out here.

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Behind the Scenes #SpankA2Z #NSFW

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I’ve had several people (mostly authors) ask me how I wrote a short story each day in June and questioned if I should have been writing my next book instead.   I’ll be honest, there were several times during the month when I was killing myself to make it work, that I asked myself if I was using my time wisely by writing so much free content.  I think only time will tell if this was the best use of my writing time since I literally could have written another whole book in the  time I wrote the 43,826 words for these shorts.

In the end, here are some of the reasons I’m happy I took the challenge.

A) I have always written long.  Two of my six published books came in over 100K and I know I need to practice at writing shorter story ARC’s.   I thought this challenge would help me learn to write short, and to some degree it did, although the stories kept getting longer as the month progressed with many topping 2K and two over 3K.

B) I am a plotter.  For non-authors, that means that I outline my stories scene by scene before starting.  This month I was challenged to sit down and pantster my way through these stories each night.  I would start with words and a broad idea and then fly by the seat of my pants.  Some stories ended up goofy as a result, in my opinion, but some turned out decent enough that I was pleased getting some practice at this.

C) As a relatively new author with only six books out, I have been trying to drive more traffic to my beautiful website.  I am happy to announce that I averaged triple my normal daily unique visitors with some days topping five times normal. Best yet, people stayed on my site to poke around with over 4000 hits to my pages in June, certainly a new record for my website.

D) As a new author, I’m always looking for new ways to grow my newsletter.  I added 26 new addresses to my newsletter in June.  I admit I had hoped this number would be higher, but I also added 12 people following my blog posts so together that is 38 new followers I hope will be fans who buy my books in the future.

E) A scary byproduct of this challenge I hadn’t considered before I started was that this turned out being a pretty close glimpse into my brain and what makes me tick sexually.  When I write a novel, I have time to go back through and edit and really consider each word and how it fits into the story.  Due to the speed I wrote these stories, I had no time to really do that.  These stories are as close as anyone will ever get to seeing a stream of thought from me as I had close to no time to tweak/edit my original versions before posting. This was Livia raw.

So how did I do it?  Here is the method to my madness:

Let me take you through the approach that I followed for each story.  Even though I did a lot more flying by the seat of my pants than normal, I still did a lot of organizational things to set myself up for success before June even started.

1) Step one was to go through Cara Bristol’s Naughty Words for Nice Writers and my handy Webster’s dictionary to write down just  the top words for each letter that jumped out at me.  I had a list for all letters of the alphabet that looked something like this:

P= prick, petals, pussy, pearl, peaks, pebbles, puckered hole, punish, paddle, peck, plunder, press, pang, passion, pleasure, promiscuity, pure, pony, play, plateau, palm, pat, pet, pinch, pluck, press, propel, pull, punish, penetrate, plunge, piston, poke, pound, press, probe, prod, push, pump, pulse, perspire, pounce, pelt, pour, pinken, pale, peach, pert, pink, pillow, proud, pound, pout, promise, papa, protective, pride, peg, Ping-Pong paddle, photos, public, privileges, pee, prostitute

2) Once I had a short list of words per letter, I then made a list of all of the sub-genres and tropes I could think of that I wanted to try out.  Here are just a few ideas from that list:

Historical, contemporary, age play, pirate abduction, femdom, medical, sci-fi, and judicial

3) I also researched some of the most popular romance tropes on the RWA website.   That list gave me things like:

Friends turn to lovers,  soul mates/fate, second time love, first love, reunited lovers etc…

4) I then went through my alphabet from #1 above and plotted out what type of story sub-genre and trope I thought would fit each letter best.   This helped me plan out that I would not end up with 26 contemporaries (my go-to genre) at the end of the month.   I changed several of my original plans as I got deeper into the month, but I stuck to the vast majority of them pretty closely.

5) This is where my planning ended and my pantster’ing (is that a word?) began.   Before each story, I sat back down with my big dictionary and literally wrote down all of the words that I might want to use for that letter.  Example: That P list above in #1 turned into this list when I was ready to start writing The Pirate’s Prized Possession.   I printed out each list so I could have a hard copy next to me as I wrote and referred to it constantly as I searched for the right words.

prick, petals, pussy, pearl, peaks, pebbles, puckered hole, punish, paddle, peck, plunder, press, pang, passion, pleasure, promiscuity, pure, pony, play, plateau, palm, pat, pet, pinch, pluck, press, propel, pull, punish, penetrate, plunge, piston, poke, pound, press, probe, prod, push, pump, pulse, perspire, pounce, pelt, pour, pinken, pale, peach, pert, pink, pillow, proud, pound, pout, promise, papa, protective, pride, peg, Ping-Pong paddle, photos, public, privileges, pee, prostitute, pace, pacify, pack, package, packet, pact, pad, paddle, padlock, page, paid, pail, pain, pair, pal, palace palate, pale, pall, pallor, palm, palpable, pamper, pan, pander, panic, panorama, panaromic, pant, panties, pantry, paper, par, parade, paradise, paradox, parallel, pardon, parch, parent, parish, park, parlay, parrot, partial, partake, partisan, partition, party, pass, passage, passion, passive, password, past, pasta, paste, pastel, pat, patch, patent, path, paternity, paternal, patriarch, patriot, patrol, patron, patty, paunch, pauper, pause, paw, pavilion, pawn, pay, pea, peace, peach, peak, peanut, pear, peck, pedal, peculiar, pedestal, peek peel, peep, peer, peeve, peg, pellet, pelt, pelvis, pen, pendent, penetrate, penny, pension, pensive, people, pie, pep, pepper, perceive, percent, perch, percussion, perform, perforate, period, perish, perjury, perk, permanent, permit, persecute, person, personality, perspective, pertain, perverse, pest, pet, petal, petition, pew, petrify, phantom, phase, philosophy, phobia, phony, photo, phrase, physical, piano, pick, pickle, picnic, picture, piece, pig, pigtail, pike, pile, pilgrim, pillar, pilot, pinafore, pincer, pincushion, pine, pink, pint, pipe, piracy, pistol, piston, pitch, pity, place, placid, plague, plaid, plain, plait, plan, plank, plantation, planter, plate, plateau, platform, play, plea, plead, pleasant, please, pleasure, pledge, plenty, pliant, plog, plight, plot, ploy, pluck, plug, plum, plummet, plump, plunge, plural, plus, plush, ply, pocket, point, poise, poison, poker, pole, police, policy, polite, poll, pond, ponder, pontificate, pony, pool, poor, pop, popular, porch, pore, pork, porous, porter, portrait, pose, position, positive, possess, possessive, possible, post, poster, postpone, pottery, pouch, pound, pour, pout, powder, power, practical, practice, prance, pray, prayer, preach, precaution, precarious, precede, precious, precipitation, precise, predatory, predecessor, predicate, predominate, predispose, preeminent, preface, prefix, prelude, premature, premise, premium, premonition, preoccupy, prerequisite, presence, present, preserve, president, press, pressure, presumptuous, pretend, pretty, prevail, prevalent, prevent, previous, prick, pride, primary, primate, prime, primitive, prince, princesses, prince, print, prior, prison, pristine, privilege, prize, probable, problem, process, proceeds, process, procure, prod, prodigal, produce, profane, profession, professional, professor, prognosis, program, prohibit, prolong, promenade, prominence, promise, promote, prompt, pronounce, proof, propel. Propagate, proper, prostrate, protein, protest, proud, prove, provide, provoke, proxy, pry, psych, psychology, public, publicity, publish, puke, pull, pulpit, pump, punch, pupil, pup, purge, purify, purity, purse, pursuant, pursue, pursuit, push, put, puzzle, pyramid

6) Next, as I started each story, I did research on items I needed for that letter.  I sure googled some crazy things this month.  Every story I did a “popular names starting with P”, but I also did ‘colors that start with P”, “cars that start with P” etc…   I’d go to Amazon and look at products and brand names that started with that letter.   I collected up potential names and items to join my story.

7) Only once I had all of that did I start writing.   I would start with a grain of a story idea and turned my muse loose with my list of words as my guide.   I would decide early which character’s POV would tell the story best and in some cases, I decided to add two scenes with a POV for each.

8) Once I wrote the story through to the end, I’d go back through once, tweaking and fixing things now that I’d gotten through it once and then I’d send it off to my editor for the day.  Once again, I thank Christine Hart, Jennifer Bene, Bruce Stern, Sophie Kisker and Myra Danvers for their editorial help!   While I had some of the pre-work done, by the end of the month, I often did steps 5-7 on the same night (after getting home from the day job)  I needed to post the 2K story by midnight.

9) Once I got back the edits (gratefully there were not many most days) I updated my original and then had to go into wordpress and load it to hit at 00:01.   Needless to say, I am looking forward to getting more sleep in July!

10)  Then I’d start all over at #5 for the next letter.  I carried around the hard copy of the next day’s words with me in my purse at all times and would study them on the train or while I walked to the office in the morning.  I wrote snippets of dialogue on my lunch hour so by the time I got home from work, I was ready to hit the ground running on the next story.

So there you have it.  Behind the scenes of writing 24 different stories in one month with 43,826 words.   At this moment, I’m happy I did it.  My one regret, I wish I’d seen my book sales bounce up more.  If you enjoyed the free stories and haven’t given any of my published books a read yet, I’d love it if you’d give Wanting it All a try.  It is on sale for only $.99 for a limited time.

Cheers!

~Livia

 

 

Time to Vote!! #SpankA2Z #NSFW

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I made it through the crazy challenge in June to write an original erotic short story for each letter of the alphabet where each story had to have one word that started with the letter of the day in each sentence,   This was surprisingly harder than one would think on first blush.   I can’t forget to thank my editors for the month who were often helping proofread for grammar errors late in an evening before I posted before midnight.  A huge thank you to Christine Hart, Bruce Stern, Jennifer Bene, Sophie Kisker and Myra Danvers.  You guys ROCK!

Below, I’m recapping the stories from the month and want your vote on which story you would like to see another chapter written for.  Who do you most want to check in on and see what happened next?

A= Angry at the Airport – 1126 Words

Ange gets in trouble at the airport and her husband Andrew straightens her out with a spanking and heated plugging while they wait to board. She had one uncomfortable trip to her Aunt Allison’s.

B=The Bratty Bride – 1520 Words

Bridget had turned into a bit of a bridezilla and Brad made sure she knew he wasn’t going to put up with bratty behavior now that they were married.  That was some wedding night!

C=Chastised by her Cowboy – 722 Words

Calvin didn’t appreciate Catherine’s perceived rudeness to his sister after church. She spends some time naked in the corner before being cropped, but in the end, I think Calvin only encouraged her to be naughty again.

D=Derek the Daddy Dom – 1381 Words

We got a peek in on Derek and Rachel from The Passion Series. I was happy to see Rachel’s pregnancy was coming along and the danger was over.   Derek is one hot daddy, that’s for sure and I loved seeing this age play scene from Rachel’s POV.

E=Erotic Examination – 1047 Words

Elle and Eric are captured and whisked off for an intimate examination by aliens, awaking in their own bed in the morning. Did it really happen?

F=Farm Fresh – 1102 Words

Felicity gets into some trouble with her spending habits and her fiancé, Frank, makes sure to lay down the law on how he will be handling these things in their marriage. A trip to the local farmer’s market produced a nice, big clump of ginger for one hot figging session.

G=The Guilty Governess – 2757 Words

This was one of my personal favorites. Gabriella lost track of her young charges and the governor’s son George had gotten into danger up a tree just in time for the Governor, Gregory, to arrive home.   Gabriella and Gregory had been attracted to each other for some time, and the intimate events of this day help them cross the invisible line they’d both been trying not to step over.

H=Heather’s Humiliation – 1711 Words

Ah, Henry and Heather.   Heather’s father had promised her to the neighboring King without her consent. She ran away, but her future husband was happy to hunt her down and blister her bottom before taking her home.  Another fun historical.

I=Intimate Interrogation – 2256 Words

This was a short suspense.  Isabelle had been Ian’s submissive until she suspected him of illegal activities and left him to move to Europe. The intrigue follows them and she is kidnapped and tortured as a way to get to Ian.  Luckily, he comes to the rescue just in time to let her know he is actually undercover.

J=Jaded Justice – 1901 Words

A nice little story of revenge.  James had raped Julie the year before, triggering her to lose her job, fiancé, house and self-respect. When the courts let her down, she decides to take matters into her own hands. She is hopefully living a happy life in Jamaica right now.

K=The Kinky Knight – 2025 Words

Kaitlin’s father knew his lovely daughter needed a strong man in her life to take her in hand and he knew just the right man for the job. Kieran may not have planned on applying for the job, but he luckily rose to the occasion when Kaitlin was in need. Wonder if she’s able to sit down yet?

L=Lukus’s Lecture – 3310 Words

This clocked in as the longest story, but that was intentional as I wanted to give Passion fans a taste of their beloved Lukus and Tiffany.   We got a front row seat to Tiffany’s first center stage punishment. Lucky for her, the club was closed.

M=Married to a Masochist – 2570 Words

Like the L story, M gave us a glimpse into what Markus and Brianna have been up to since the end of Having it All.   We know they have been in trouble when they didn’t communicate clearly and this scene shows how far they’ve come by showing them communicating about their wants and desires.

N=Nervous Habits – A Guest Blog by Cara Bristol

My original story idea for this day was Naughty Nurses, but I was THRILLED to have Cara take N in the middle to give me a much needed day off.   I guess if you’d like to have me write Naughty Nurses, you can vote for that and if you still haven’t picked up Cara’s latest Rod and Cane book, DO IT NOW.

O=Oral Exams – 1846 Words

Olivia runs afoul of the unscrupulous Professor O’Keefe who not only delivers canings for extra credit, but raises grades for students willing to take oral exams in his office on their knees. I’m pretty sure this was the least liked story of the month with several people weighing in on how slimy the professor was. I completely agree he was scummy, but he must have been living up there in my brain somewhere for my muse to channel him.

P=The Pirate’s Prized Possession – 2332 Words

Ah, what a fun story to write. Who doesn’t love a gentleman pirate willing to capture the beautiful, and conveniently naughty, daughter of his enemy. Penelope and Patrick have a happily ever after in there somewhere.

Q= ?

Sadly, my real life collided with this letter and its pitiful list of Q words and I confess, I skipped it when the planned story called The Quaker’s Quandry just wasn’t materializing in my head. I did have a fabulous story idea about a Queen, but it was so awesome, I wrote a full outline and it will be a future novel with a M/M/f theme. Doesn’t that sound intriguing?

R=Rock ‘n Roll Reunion – 1544 Words

Rachel regretted how her life had turned out.   She had allowed her father to steer her away from the one man she ever truly loved, Rocky.   Luckily, Rocky, now a rock ‘n roll star,  decides to go to their ten year reunion and reclaim the love of his life.

S=Sex Slaves of Sabrenth – 3083 Words

This was one naughty little sci-fi with tons of non-con action going on.   The Sebastian brothers, intergalactic search and rescue bounty hunters, were yummy and Sabrina was one lucky girl that she had Storm on her side.  As naughty as this one was, my muse has a lot more to say about this story.  I’m planning on turning this one into a full story down the road, and now, it won’t have S’s in every sentence! LOL

T=Tangled Triangle – 2255 Words

Ah, my first ménage.   Trina loved two men. She had married Trent when Toby moved away, deserting her. When Toby returns to town, the threesome get tangled in a naughty new arrangement. Their small town of Turner, Texas is going to be scandalized!

U=The Perils of an Unconventional Wife – 1812 Words

A small glimpse into the life of a newly married couple of the 1950’s. Ursula was a bit progressive for her times and Robert decided it was time to lay down the law for his little woman. It’s a good thing she liked it.

V=The Victorian Virgin – 2455 Words

I had fun with this one! I loved putting myself in Valerie’s position, nervous and unsure on her wedding night to a powerful man she barely knew.   The original plan had William being much more stern, but in the end, I think they are going to live HEA, don’t you?

W=Throwing Whitney to the Wolves – 2196 Words

I was starting to get tired by this story. I had been looking so forward to writing a paranormal short with werewolves for W, but found it is extremely hard to setup another world in so few words. I came up with the idea of Wyatt and Wade coming to the rescue of Whitney and then had fun writing the villainous truck driver.

X=Xmas X-rays – a measly 44 Words

I had planned on skipping X, but the idea for this one came from talking with my twenty-one year old son who came up with a few sentences using X words over dinner. I obviously modified it to suit my needs. X was hard!

Y=Yielding on the Yacht – 1753 Words

Good old Yosef was willing to jump in to help his friend Yuri by hiding the bratty actress, Yasmina, on his yacht.   This was a match made in heaven if I ever saw one.   I have a feeling they will both be getting off their month-long cruise changed people!

Z=The Lucky Zipper – 1078 Words

The letter Z was much harder than I’d expected.   Pull out the dictionary and you’ll find some really poopy choices of Z words to choose from.  Thank goodness Chris Hart had some Z words in her back pocket!  Still, we get a glimpse of zillionaire Zachary being smitten by Zoie, the bartender who tried to help him fix his broken zipper.   The tabloids talk about Zach being a spankofile which suits Zoie just fine.

*****

So there you have it. I wrote/posted 43,826 words or the equivalent of a long novella in the month of June. I had only four stories written in advance and eventually lost my buffer and was writing full stories in one day. (yes, the quality does show it some days 🙂 ) Before I started, I had made a list of sub-genres I wanted to dabble in and I hit almost all of them and had so much fun doing it.  Sure, some of the stories were a bit silly due to the alphabet challenge, but I hope you enjoyed them just the same.

Now is when you get to tell me what your favorites were and which one story you would like to see me write the next chapter for.   Whatever story wins the most votes, I will write another chapter for in July as a thank-you for following along!  Leave comments below or send me PM’s.

~Livia

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