Release Day

Perfect Formation releases today at Ellora’s Cave! I am so excited. I really loved writing this book and I still miss the characters. For whatever reason, I always figured that if I wrote a menage story, it would be supernatural. Most of my favorite menages are (see Lauren Dane). When I started writing it (remember, I’m a pantser, not a plotter) I kept waiting for one of my characters to be a werewolf, or fae, or…something. But, they weren’t. They were normal people. And there was nothing funny going on in their world – it was totally normal, too. I was pretty surprised, I’ll admit, especially since the story I was focused on at the time was a shapeshifter story – I just started this one for when I needed breaks on the other.

I had a great time with Taryn, Richard and Caleb, though, despite the fact that they were normal 😛 . They really had a way of keeping me on my toes – I was honestly never quite sure what was going to happen next. I remember going into work one day and having to suppress the news that they’d gotten into an awesome fight, because it had been so much fun to write and I couldn’t wait to get home and figure out how they were going to make up (I hadn’t yet told the coworkers what I was up to with this whole writing thing).

So, I loved writing it, I miss the three, and I’m really proud of Perfect Formation. But, yeah, none of that changes the fact that I’m terrified! Only three people have read this story. Charlotte who was kind enough to critique it for me – my first critique which taught me so much. Klara, who read it and gave me a couple of ideas that made some subtle changes that I loved and told me it was great and to send it out, and of course my fabulous editor who chose to take it on. None of them had any reason to lie to me. Right?! I’ll calm down by the end of the day, I’m sure (see, this is me, making up stories, ’cause that’s what I do). I’m sure none of this has anything to do with the fact that the book is not just naughty but downright kinky, and I’m supposed to be the sweet and innocent girl next door. I’ve made my coworkers promise not to tell me they’ve read it unless I’m drunk.

Those of you I don’t have to look in the eye and wonder what scene you’re imagining, however, are perfectly welcome to come here and tell me what you thought of it!

5 comments to “Release Day”

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    On March 14th, 2009 at 10:12 pm, Jan Springer said...

    Congratulations on your EC release, KB! Looks delicious!

    *jan snapping her party whips*

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    On April 13th, 2009 at 9:20 am, Kim said...

    Hi there. Just read Perfect Formation and LOVED IT!! It was so good I couldn’t put it down and read it in 1 sitting. I really enjoyed the fact that each character had depth individually–that you took the time to let the reader really get into their heads, particularly Taryn. I loved the bond between Taryn and Richard, and the way Caleb came along and completed them. Also, that there weren’t any “big misunderstanding” plot devices that can often times be so contrived. I appreciated that the characters had realistic reactions and actually TALKED things through, yet their issues were neither drawn out ridiculously nor solved in 5 minutes.

    Definitely a nice, character driven, emotionally satisfying read. Great job and I look forward to reading more of your work in the future!

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    On April 13th, 2009 at 3:04 pm, KB Alan said...

    Kim, I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you so much for stopping by to let me know 😀

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    On April 25th, 2009 at 10:21 am, Heather said...

    I just wanted you to know that I loved your book and I am anxious to read more from you. Congrats on your release! Take a gander at our reviews 😉

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    On November 13th, 2015 at 6:48 am, William said...

    – I know how you feel. When my daughter was only 8 weeks old a neihobgr was having slow drain issues and called Roto-Rooter to fix the problem. Thankfully my husband was home and smelled a terrible sewage smell from 2 floors below in the basement so he could run 2 houses down and tell them to stop whatever they were doing. However, by that time the raw sewage from the city’s lines had gotten into our basement carpet, drywall, etc. I had no concept of the smell of sewer gas until I opened the door and immediately realized it was not safe for any of us to be there. Thankfully the city’s insurance paid for the work that needed to be done, but we had to have drywall cut out, the carpet removed and a product called ozone run throughout the house, including the furnace since it blew sewage gas stuff all over the house. By the end of things, you could never tell there had ever been any sewage or gas in the place. Good luck!September 6, 2008 6:48 am