Kris Goodwin wants to spend his first Valentine's Day since his divorce alone in his apartment with a case of beer. But his best friend Jake has other ideas and shows up unannounced. Jake has brought supplies for what he calls the perfect single man's Valentine's Day; take-out, flowers, romantic comedies and a box of chocolates.
As the evening progresses, Jake admits the harmless crush he's had on Kris isn't quite as harmless as he's made it out to be. He's actually in love with Kris. Then Kris tells Jake the real reason behind his divorce.
--Publication Date: February 3rd, 2012 from Rebel Ink Press in the anthology Tempting Cupid
M.P.-What do you think led to you submitting to Rebel verses a larger publisher?
P.M.-A friend of mine suggested Rebel Ink and a few other places because that’s where she was getting published. Then I saw their submissions for a Valentine’s Day anthology and, well, the rest is history.
M.P.-As someone who is also very inspired by music, more by the words than the song writer, I have to ask, what would you say was your most inspirational song?
P.M.-“Whataya Want From Me” by Adam Lambert. It inspires me on a personal level rather than a professional one.
M.P.-What have you learned as you work through your first publication?
P.M.-Well, I’ve learned that writing the story is definitely the easy part. The hard part is the promotional aspect of things.
M.P.-What emotion do you want to spill from your readers? Break out crying? Laughing? Goosebumps?
P.M-Since this is my first publication, I’m just hoping I pull some kind of emotion from my reader! I want them to be able to feel what the characters are feeling, whether it be anxiety, happiness or fear.
M.P.-Are you working on any future projects?
P.M.-I am always writing and hope to get more published works under my belt. For now, my writing is off to the side a little as I work through some promotion. But then I’ll be right back on the writing wagon!