Guilty Pleasures was my second book on this name, right after Comfort Food. CF had a bit of an impact on people and as a debut novel it was impossible to follow up. So I wrote Guilty Pleasures as this sort of cross between a Story of O type thing and a sophisticated MJ Rose sort of erotic title.
It was supposed to be a stand alone.
I wrote a villain named Brian who existed solely to get readers to go along with the fantasy of the other guys and like them by comparison.
What followed was 3 years of Brian nagging and demanding his own book. Of course I said no. Because… it’s BRIAN. He was awful. But then he started revealing some of his backstory and I found Mina for him and got excited about the story and thought “This could work.”
As I was planning it I thought, hey maybe I could do a book for Lindsay.
Then Broken Dolls happened, I got mad at Lindsay because of his behavior in that book and once again, I thought I was done.
Readers wanted a Gabe book but I thought Gabe was too nice and there was no way I could make him growly enough for my taste, but then… I met Julie and got an idea for them… so that book (Surrender) happened.
THEN I thought I was done again. People wanted an Anton and Annette origins story. And I thought “blech, no. That won’t be interesting.” Until an idea started whispering to me about how I could turn their story on its head. So then Pretty Lies happened and again I thought I was definitely done this time.
BUT… now I have this idea for Lindsay and I’m going to put him with Shannon. And I know some people hate Lindsay but I will make you want to marry him. Trust me. I’m SO excited for this book.
So that will be the 5th book in the pleasure house world. I’ve also thought about some Brian and Mina contract killer adventures novellas because I know people want to see these two in action outside of the house.
So that is where we are at and what is next!