Okay, so I’m dancing because I have a new release, but the new release also involves dancing.
In August 2012, Pink Petal Books (now Jupiter Gardens Ignite; same company, different name) published my M/M contemporary novella Dancing Away, about ballet dancer Merit Hartwick’s encounter with Cole Dellany, his high school crush–and bully. Cole has tracked Merit down to apologize for an incident ten years earlier, on their prom night, and to confess that he’s loved Merit since ninth grade.
Dancing Away was a sequel to an M/F contemporary novella about two West Coast Swing dance instructors, Erin and Stefan, who fall for each other as Erin is attempting to finally move on from the death of her former competition dance partner. You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This was released in early 2011.
Now I’ve continued Merit and Cole’s story in a new novella that’s a direct sequel to Dancing Away. Although the two men are in love, they’re having trouble adjusting to their new relationship, especially since Cole also has to adjust to moving from his small hometown to the city where Merit lives. Merit’s schedule with the ballet troupe in which he’s a principal dancer, along with his side job teaching dance, take more time away from Cole than Cole can handle. They have to redefine their relationship or decide whether it’s even worth the trouble.
With My Heart will release November 14 from Jupiter Gardens. (As of this writing, I don’t yet have cover art to share.)