RWW- What sparked the idea?

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Welcome to the Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop.

The Romance Writers Weekly crew is a group of romance writers who hang out on our Facebook Page, and do a weekly blog hop to answer questions about our writing and face writing challenges.

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Today I’m taking the hand-off from the amazing A.S. Fenichel. Are you as excited as I am about her new Forever Brides series?

Ms. Fenichel also supplied today topic: Choose one of your books and tell us where the idea came from. Was it a dream, an overheard conversation, did it spark from a previous book you wrote? How did the idea come to you and how did it evolve into a full story. If you want to share a snippet, that would be awesome too. 😀


It’s hard to believe this happened over three years ago. It seems like only yesterday I was messing around with the Points Club. I consider it my “growth” period. Anyway, speaking of messing around, the inspiration for Whipped Cream and Other Delights actually came from an old record album cover, but it turned into a tasty sexual encounter.

Whipped Cream Cover

I’ve already blogged about how it came to be and you can read that here:

And instead of just giving you a snippet, I’ve decided to give you the whole thing. Right now you can get Whipped Cream and Other Delights #FREEClick Here.

Then continue your blog hop with the amazing Fiona Riplee at:

Circle of Lies by Fiona Ripplee.

Circle of Lies by Fiona Ripplee.



Giving it away with whipped cream on top.

Just a quick post to tell you I’ve put my deliciously sexy short story, Whipped Cream and Other Delights up for FREE now through Wednesday.

Whipped Cream Cover


Get your free kindle copy today at:


And Dessert is FREE!

Something sweet, sumptuous and sexy. A gastronomical adventure. And you don’t even have to wander to the refrigerator for that late night indulgence.

Whipped Cream and other Delights is now Free on Amazon:

Whipped Cream Cover

Get your sweet treat today.


Sex and food

I just had to share this:

it reminded me of a couple of my earlier posts:


and here:


If that whet your appetite try this:

Whipped Cream Cover




And here it is!

A Man in the shadows - season 1 - Half Cover

The entire first season of this blog, in brilliant living color and with links working (I hope). It appeared to be working on my iPad anyway.

The book includes all 4 of the short stories in sequence, as they appeared. It’s a great way to catch up on the blog, much easier than starting at the bottom and reading up, and all for just $4.99.

Get it here:

There will also be a print version, coming soon, but because it’s full color the price had to be $34.99, so I don’t expect a lot of sales on that. (Collectors Item anyone?)


The end of a season.

A quick note: My short-short story, The morning after Armageddon, is featured today in Nikki Haze’s blog collection of apocalyptic erotica stories. You can find it here:


Well, it’s been over 3 months since I started this blog and I’ve put up a lot of content, including four 99¢ short stories. There’s a lot more to come, including a novel by M. A. Taylor and myself.

I know how difficult it can be to catch up on a blog. It feels odd to start at the bottom and read up, at least for me, so I’ve decided to publish my blog in a more readable format, as a Kindle eBook and possibly a print book as well. Look for it soon.

The book will feature all the blogs up to this point and include the four short stories as well. So consider this the end of ‘season 1’ and tomorrow the start of ‘season 2’ here on my blog.

For those of you that have been here from the beginning, Thank You!

For those who’ve discovered me along the way, Welcome!

There’s a lot more to come.


Sex Therapy and an Unexpected Journey

It turns out that Points Club has its own psychologist. I introduced Dr. Paul Fredericks in my short story, Whipped Cream and other Delights, but I never actually met the man before today.

Paul Fredericks

After you’ve had a few encounters, Points Club sends you around to see Dr. Paul. It’s important to the club that they accept only the right kind of people, people who can handle the no-strings-attached, friends with benefits situation.

Dr. Paul put me through an ink blot test, and talked to me about the club and what was expected. He delved a bit into my background and my relationship with HIM. He seemed satisfied.

“You’re kind of a special case for Points Club,” he told me. “I think it’s going to be important for members to be able to tell someone their stories, someone other than me that is.”

Points Club members were allowed to share their encounters with Dr. Paul so he could help them through any problems. So it turned out we had that in common.

“There is one little issue we need to clear up though,” Dr. Paul said and he buzzes his secretary on the office phone. “Send him in.”

Well, it felt like my jaw dropped to the floor when the guy walked in.

Young fellow in the tattooings

“Marc, this is Adam,” Dr. Paul said.

“Yeah,” I answered, “We met…at the hospital.”

Adam seemed friendly enough. He held out his hand and I shook it. But his face remained stern and serious. “That’s the problem, Marc. You weren’t supposed to remember that.”

He looked me in the eye and it felt as if my mind was being stripped naked. For long moments we just stood there. I couldn’t look away.

Finally Adam sighed and I felt released. “It’s no good Doc. He’s got a natural shield I can’t get around.”

“Well,” Dr. Paul said, “then there’s nothing else to do.”

He turned to me. “Marc, go pack for a week-long trip. You are about to meet some pretty amazing people.”

And that was that. I’m home packing now and just had time for a quick blog post. Dr. Paul said I’d be out of communication for a week or so, but when I returned I’d have a shit-ton of new stories to tell. I couldn’t really refuse. Not that I don’t have stories piling up on my laptop already.

Oh well. With luck I’ll see you all in a week or so.