It all started when Cole met Perry in a bar. Over three years they had some exciting adventures, and misadventures. The six stories included in this book are all about their journey from bar to wedding.
Another cancellation of plans by his boyfriend forces Cole out to the neighborhood bar. Not long after arriving he meets Perry. Even as exciting as Perry is, he's unsure how the night will end.
Cole and Perry are struggling to make time for each other and constantly at each other’s throats. A fight to the death will decide who is right or wrong in their arguments. But Cole really doesn't want to shoot Perry.
Deciding they want to spice up things in the bedroom, Perry wants to have a one-time threesome. Cole's nervous and doesn't want to ask any of their friends to join them. Perry finds the perfect solution.
After two and a half years together, Cole and Perry want to buy a house. Once they find the perfect house, they get to spend their first morning together in their new space. Perry will have to help Cole decide which room is his favorite.
Both Cole and Perry are exhausted. Taking care of a three month old is hard when she's up all night and is always hungry. If only they could find where they put the bottle warmer.
Cole is ready to make his commitment to Perry life-long. After careful planning, they created the perfect event. What could possibly go wrong? If only Cole didn't ask the same question.
Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Romance
Armed with her Batman notebook, fourth grade Amanda C. Stone was ready to start writing stories about unicorns, family members, and her imaginary friends Pink Amanda and Blue Amanda. Today, Amanda is armed with a new notebook, along with a laptop, and a never ending supply of caffeine. Her stories are about all kinds of things, but the most important aspect is people falling in love.
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Cover Artist: Amanda C. Stone
1. I love the idea of setting up the six stories to show the evolution of Cole and Perry's relationship. How did you come up with that?
It’s sadly not as exciting as it should be. The idea for The Anniversary came to me a while ago. It started out as just the final scene. I saw that very clearly and the rest of the details surrounding it more abstractly. It took a month or two but eventually I had the whole story in my head. I was working on other projects at the time but it kept poking at me. So I had to put the project aside and write out the whole story. I even sent it to a few beta readers, did edits, and pretty much finished that one story long before I had the ideas for the rest of the stories. I went back to finish up the project I was working. So I had finished two projects in a span of about two weeks, which for me is a huge accomplishment since I’m normally a slow writer. So I had this finished short story, and it was complete but not really enough to publish by itself, even at a .99 price point. I talked with a writer friend of mine and was spit balling some ideas, and I said “What about a whole bunch of stories that have the same characters, and all go together.” The idea for The Threesome came once I put that out there, and then not long after The Wedding was obvious. All of that gave me the beginning, middle, and end of the set. I just had to fill it in with a bit more. The Fight and The Baby ideas came at the same time while I was finishing up writing The Wedding. I was finishing up writing The Baby, thing I was done with the project when I got the idea for The House and realized it wouldn’t be complete without that added part.
2. What's the best part about being an author?
Getting all of my crazy ideas onto the page to, eventually, share with everyone.
3. What's the most challenging?
Getting my brain to focus long enough to get all of my crazy ideas onto the page so that it makes sense.
4. How are you celebrating your release date?
I’m hoping I can convince my husband to take me out to dinner. Otherwise it’ll be a normal night at my house with a rambunctious (almost) four year old.
5. What are you working on now?
I’m working on a story that I originally submitted for a Dreamspinner Press anthology. It wasn’t picked up because the story truly kind of sucked. But it’s been sitting on my hard drive for two years because I couldn’t bare to look at it I hated it so much. Now I’m dusting it off, taking the bones and making it better. We’ll see if I have success the second time around with the story.
“Cole. I have a surprise for you. I want you to close your eyes and keep them closed until I tell you to open them.”
Cole looked up from his magazine at the doorway Perry’s voice drifted in from. He put the magazine on his nightstand and closed his eyes.
“They’re closed,” he called out. He wasn’t sure where Perry was in their apartment, but he sounded close.
Rustling and a strange squeaking noise reached his ears. Cole furrowed his brows trying to figure out what Perry was up to and what he was hearing.
“Okay. Go ahead and open your eyes.”
Cole popped his eyes open. He closed them and then re-opened them again. Nope, he still was seeing what was in front of him.
“Perry. Why is there--?”
Perry cut him off before Cole could finish his thought.
“So, we had talked about fantasies and things like that. I told you this was mine. So I’d like to introduce you to Freddy. Freddy, I’d like to introduce you to my boyfriend, Cole.”
Cole smiled at how nervous Perry was. His boyfriend was adorable trying to be brave with his ideas.
“Nice to meet you, um, Freddy. Perry, where did you meet Freddy?”
Perry had a small smile on his face that showed Cole he appreciated he was alright with what was happening.
“Online. I found Freddy on some website. Can’t remember the name now.”
Cole was stunned. His boyfriend didn’t go to those types of websites for any reason. Just meant Perry wanted to have the threesome and was willing to do it without asking one of their friends. Cole was so happy Perry had found a way to have his fantasy.
Pages or Words: Around 17,000 words
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