Sunday, March 10, 2013

Eden Glenn - Goals and Focus

Along about this time in my author career with Rebel Ink Press, I knew I needed a plan, some goals and focus. I'd created The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp, Raynia's Magic and Dar'kind Promises. 

I'd began my career with RIP in 2011 and here it was Fall of 2012 coming into 2013 and I'd only those releases on my resume.

My editor again challenged me to figure out a plan for more frequent releases. So, I revisited my thoughts on Raynia's Magic. When the story ended I knew there were potentially more stories with the necklace featured as a key element.

I created a proposal that outlined about 7 to 9 stories that would release almost every other month. Another, what was I thinking moment in the making.

The first story in the Amethyst Desire Collection goes back to that anchor. The second volume is due to release April 17, 2013.

My what if-ing went to work again. Each what if led to the next. Raynia returns the stone to the shop at the end of her story. That's what opened the door for continued stories. Nothing came to mind when I finished her story but I knew the doorway existed.

I thought what if the clerk at Salynne's Crystals and Thyme accidently put the gem in her pocket in a thoughtless moment and ended up taking it home. And what if she'd always had a crush on her neighbor but didn't know what to do about it. She's a little shy perhaps. And what if once she discovered she had the necklace in her pocket, she tried it on in a carefree moment. And what if that necklace clasp wouldn't come undone once she had it on?

The result?

Beverly's Secret TBR 04/17/13
Carl Franklin produced another outstanding cover.

Beverly Carter, clerk at Salynne’s Crystal’s and Thyme, could have sworn she placed the amethyst necklace in the display cabinet. How did the gem end up in her pocket? She’d have to take it back to work in the morning and explain her mistake to the shop owner.
Trying the necklace on for just a moment couldn’t hurt anything, right? When the clasp won’t release, she has to call on her next-door neighbor, Makala Reynaud, for help. Makala’s a woman Beverly is very attracted to but hasn’t had the courage to approach. She hasn’t figured out how to confess her interest without outing herself prematurely. Bev’s pretty sure the woman is a lesbian, too. But what if she’s wrong? So Beverly’s stuck, just as stuck as the damn necklace.
Makala’s red lips were just too tempting, too perfect, too close. Stealing a kiss could open a door to disaster instead of the closet on her sexual preference. Yet, the way Makala accepted the kiss and returned it with unabashed enthusiasm blew that door off its hinges.
When the two women spend the night talking and exploring sex every way and everywhere possible in Makala’s small apartment, Beverly has to wonder if the rumors about the necklace are true. Was this some kind of spell that might only last the night? Or could this be the beginning of something magical?


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Eden Glenn said...

Thank you Debbie. I'm glad you found my snippets of life interesting. Ps. I love Dragon Shifters too!