Hi Dani! Thanks for having me on! 🙂
(Dani: Always a pleasure 😉 )
Anyone who’s read me before knows that I have a tendency to take a bit of page time away from my main couple to bring to life secondary characters. Which I think is healthy. J I mean, people don’t exist in a vacuum—they have friends and coworkers and family members and neighbors who impact their lives and help to define who they are. I’ll admit, sometime my secondaries do try to steal the show, but most of the time I’m successful in reining them in…then many times writing a story for them down the road, lol.
One of the things that re-releasing an older story gives an author the opportunity to do is to add on to the story (or maybe write what you wanted to earlier, but didn’t have the word count to work with in the cases of short stories written with specific limits). So when I got the rights back and could put it back out, I decided to not only add to Christian and Jarrod’s story, I was also able to give readers a bit more information on the budding relationship between their friends Mira and David.
The twists and turns were a lot of fun to write and even more fun to revisit. Enjoy!
Before Christian can end his relationship with a closeted cheater, he needs to see the evidence firsthand. He disguises himself and attends a masquerade ball escorted by a friend, in search of the Stranger in Black. When he finds him, he gets something entirely different—and much more erotic—than he expected.
Wearing a black-and-gold mask, Jarrod is on the hunt for Chris, the “other woman” his best friend’s fiancé is having an affair with. But a sexy vision in a white gown captures his attention and takes his breath away, which is strange, since he’s gay.
One by one, the pieces fall away, exposing their dual deception. After the masks—and the pants—are off, Christian and Jarrod must work together to support a friend… and maybe become something more than strangers.
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Devon Rhodes is a happily caffeinated former sleepwalker who, over a decade ago, left the business world for the cushy life of motherhood. Two kids later, at around 39 (and holding), she couldn’t take her ponytail and T-shirt life anymore. So she sat down at the laptop to try to do justice to the images burning in her head. A few months later, success! She fended off her identity crisis by morphing from stay-at-home mom into a published erotic romance writer.
She lives in beautiful Oregon with her family, who are (mostly) understanding of all the time she spends on her laptop, aka the black hole. You can find her wherever her two girls are, and you’ll never see her in a scrunchie again. Devon loves to hear from readers—you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blog, My Turn to Write: http://devonrhodes.blogspot.com/