Current mood: bouncy
Category: Writing and Poetry

One of my closest friends Alex got the chance of a lifetime very early last year. One of his business clients and golfing buddies offered Alex his home on the Caribbean island of Anguilla for five days as a thank you for a huge deal.
I was so mad I couldn’t go. Alex, bless him, took full advantage of the offer and took his dad and his closest male friends for a few days of drinking, rest, drinking, rest, drinking…well, you get the idea. It’s not that I didn’t want a knees-up, I just couldn’t manage the trip at the time. I was so upset I couldn’t even stand calling Alex to ask how it went.
I saw him recently and finally manned-up and asked how it went.
I hadn’t seen him for a while and I was surprised by the sour expression on his face. Anguilla is a place I am pining to visit…but I digress.
His lip curled.
“You are so lucky you missed it,” he whined.
He told me the wildest and funniest story of being caught in a hurricane in St. Martin. They hid in a hotel bathroom there for days as a storm ripped the islands apart. It’s not that the storm and damage were funny.
I loved the idea of all these macho guys huddled in a bathtub!
He gave me a lot of detail and gave me his blessings to use it. And I did!
This gave me the basis of my book Needed, which published at at midnight.
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It’s the sequel to Wanted, my best-selling book about Honolulu forensic accountant Mingo McCloud. I am thrilled Wanted sold so well and I had a blast writing Needed. As an extra thank you to people who buy my book, I am giving away a free copy of Hula, a short store I penned for the Emerald Envisage anthology in which Mingo first appeared.
I am loving this new M/M erotic mystery series.
In this story, Mingo must rescue his missing lover, Francois…and has some fun and pretty hot sex into the bargain. Using a real life adventure in this story gave it added texture I think. But my point is this. Do we writers all use real stuff in our stories? I’m betting more of us do than we care to admit.
Of course, my pal Alex didn’t have sex with the men in his tub…that stuff only happens in my books.
I think…
Aloha oe,
Currently listening:
Hawaiian Paradise
By The Brothers Cazimero
Release date: 1995-03-14

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