As it turned out I'd just finished a sequel to "Equal and Opposite Reactions" that I called "Hail Mary" - more comedy, more errors - and was ramping up the courage to submit it, reading and re-reading what I'd written, knowing that every manuscript submission carries the risk of rejection.
However "Hail Mary" was accepted by Black Rose, and after rounds of editing and re-editing and several cover changes, the final proof was ready for publication,
Still, "Hail Mary" - the title referring to a long-shot pass taken in desperation with little chance of succeeding - is first and foremost Trysta's story.
Long conditioned to use sex as a desperate barter to keep a man in her life and a roof over her head, Trysta suddenly finds herself on a pitfall-laden path of interior discovery that will lead her to revelations about sexuality, desire, relationships, and herself. (As in "Equal and Opposite Reactions," there's also lots of sex - more likely than not used a tool for manipulation - in "Hail Mary").
At under 190 pages "Hail Mary" is rather a short read - short and spicey-sweet, I hope. I'm currently working on one final sequel that will expand the story of the characters of Lupe and Ascensión Guzman- the undocumented Nicaraguan couple from "Equal and Opposite Reactions" - so stay tuned for book number three.
In the meantime, "Hail Mary" will be released on May 7; however the book is now available for pre-order (meaning it will be mailed out on or before the release date) at a 15% discount from Black Rose Writing at:
...and by using the promo code PREORDER2020.
And, of course, it's not too late to read "Equal and Opposite Reactions." You can check it out from the Columbus Library, even.
Just in case anybody's interested. 8)