Coming Together

The characters are dressed, undressed or somewhere in between. The scenes are set and ongoing. Highland Games – 5: An Erotica Novella is in the final stages of editing and is scheduled for publishing in September. This final part in the series will introduce new characters and highlight how far a couple of the original characters have come.

When I started the Highland Games series I was confident of my ability to produce the five parts, although the level of work to interweave them was an unknown quantity. As the individual characters came to life for me they developed naturally. In the first of the series I was dipping my toe in the water with regard to one or two people, but I’m pleased to say that I’m now totally immersed in all of them.

Of all of the books I’ve written, I’ll be keen to see if this series takes off when all five titles are out there. Personally, I prefer to know that a series is ready to follow up before I read the first book. My own perspective will be justified if I see a difference in the fortunes of my Highland Games.

What may a reader expect to find in the conclusion to the stories?

As you might expect, there will be heterosexual scenes, but I believe those who read erotica are after that little bit extra. If you are among those numbers I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. You’ll find women with women, men with men, women acting like men and men acting like women in more ways than one.

Will there be any scenes with more than two characters?

Of course, and there will be my usual hints in advance of activities. One of the challenges I’ve enjoyed in compiling this series of interconnecting tales is the choreography; remembering to check who was doing what to who, and with what. For some readers, like the characters themselves, the climax of the scene is the goal, but the build up must be a well-constructed ingredient.

Where do I go from here?

I’m tempted to lay the groundwork for a new novel, possibly featuring characters who have come together in Highland Games. If I write a novel the Highland Haven Hotel would feature, but I’m sure there would be visits to the homes of one or two of the characters. Perhaps I’ll commit time to the project, or I might wait until some brave, or anonymous souls leave me a hint in their reviews regarding what to do next.

Over the next couple of weeks, you may rest assured I’ll be editing and polishing the conclusion. Reaching a satisfying climax is important, but as we all know, it’s those final touches that make the difference between good – and great.

Thank you for reading, and as always, any feedback is welcome. If you’d like to get in touch on any topics covered in my work or on the content of my site, please remember you don’t have to ‘go public’. If I receive a confidential message, it stays confidential.

Not long to go now …