You don’t know me, but you did have the pleasure of meeting my buddy, Michael. He says you don’t know his last name, so not to bother, but he’s the one with a stupid tongue piercing and a tattoo of a green dragon on his ass? A funny little dude. If it doesn’t ring a bell, I can get him to write to you and confirm his identity or whatever, since I heard you only work through referrals.
Anyway, Mike here tells me you would be the best guy to contact with this: I’m completely straight, but I want to try sex with a dude. Just once, you understand. See, after some shit blowing up in my life this past year, I decided to live a little more. Or a lot more. And one way to do that is going through my bucket list, crossing things off. Trying man on man sex is one of those things.
I’m talking full-on fucking here, not some softcore shit. I wanna try everything, including butt sex, preferably both ways. I assume you’re into that?
I have the money, I will hire a hotel room and we can have some beer and go at it. Let me know when you are free. Weekends only.
As we get closer to the end of the playlist – and closer to the release date – the character of the songs changes. Pink – “Glitter in the Air”. I adore this song.
Angel sank into his couch with a steaming mug of black coffee in hand and pulled his laptop closer on the coffee table. His head felt fuzzy with too much sleep. After a busy week and two late nights at work, he’d allowed himself the luxury of sleeping in, and now it was past noon and he hadn’t even showered yet. It was a blissful feeling.
There was one new message in his work inbox, and he finished his coffee and clicked sleepily through a news portal before finally opening it. He smiled as he read through the email.
Can you tell us something about the characters of your book?
Of course! In fact, I can do better than that.
Meet Micah and Angel, main characters of Love Starved, a couple of years before their story began. (A drabble, 1 000 words.)
This playlist is a little Adam Lambert-heavy, I admit 🙂
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Mae’s acoustic version of Giving It Away has long been among my favorite songs. The scene that this song reflects wasn’t in the initial outline of Love Starved, but as soon as I started writing it, I had this melody in my head.
A theme of past experiences and how they shape and affect our lives as well as our outlooks is a recurring one throughout Love Starved. This song, Taylor Swift’s Innocent, sat in my inspiration playlist for ages, waiting for this particular story to grow from the little plot bunny into something real. Now that the novel is completed, polished and ready to fly into the world, I love how perfectly this song fits.
“A low-key bit of mood music with two sweet and vulnerable men” –Publishers Weekly
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