Sunday, May 19, 2024

Prompt Challenge WEEK 2

Here I am!

It took me a week longer than normal, so please forgive me. I might have been working on Onde Anda Você, and a new story I'm excited to share with you... So stay tuned! 

Meanwhile, please read this week's story!

Again, I'd love if you'd leave me a few prompts for next week, and as always, I'm dying to know what you think.

See ya soon!

Friday, May 17, 2024

Short story: Crashing

Hi there, I'm (still) here with another short story! Crashing features two guys and two disabilities. It's a sweet, innocent story, a little hurt/comfort for all our souls. Let me know what you think, love to hear from you!



Saturday, April 27, 2024

Prompt challenge WEEK #1

First of all, I'm so glad for all of your responses to my last post! I'm really glad to see all this action here, and I hope this inspires some of you wonderful people to come back or to start posting! It's genuinely helping me with my writer's block and I can't say thank you enough <3  
And since inspiration works in mysterious ways, the prompt I picked was completely unintentional; it's something you all said:

So yeah, I hope you enjoy Matt and Vee as much as I do!

Please, let me know what you think and don't forget to leave a prompt/phrase/word, and I'll be back next sunday with something new! 

Feel free to write your own takes on the prompts in the comments--I'd love to read them and I'm sure everyone else would too!

See ya!

Sunday, April 21, 2024

*knock knock* anyone still there? I have an idea!

Heeeeeeeey, guys! 
As a long time (LONG time) reader here, I get really sad to see how the blog hasn't had new stories in a while, and even more sad to know I'm also to blame, as a writer! Unforunately, life has been tough and I haven't had much time to write, but I'm feeling creative and I didn't wanna waste it! 

Is anyone still there?? Because I have an idea!!! I remember how a few years ago we had a weekly random prompt thing here, where you'd write sentences in the comments which would get picked as a single-chapter story by the blog authors, and even readers, and I thought that was such a clever way to get ideas going and give some motivation to keep the blog active! So I wanna do that, but I need whoever's reading to do it!

Please, leave a sentence, word, prompt, whatever works for you, in the comments, and I'll come back next week with a dev-y story inspired by it! 

(and yes, I do have plans to update Let it Snow, and also Onde Anda Você, and some new ideas too, but I need time to work on them. I just didn't wanna see the activeless for so long.)

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

New Audiobook!


Hi everyone, thanks so much for supporting my latest book, Good Looking. I'm happy to announce that it's now available as a professionally produced audiobook. You can find it on Audible, Spotify, or anywhere else you get audiobooks, including some libraries. 

Here is the direct link on Audible. If you get the ebook on Amazon, there's a big discount. 

And if anyone wants a free review copy in exchange for an honest review, I'm happy to share promo codes. Just let me know! 

The same goes for my previous two books, which are also available in audio. You guys, all these narrators are so good, and they make the stories even more devvy. Check them out!

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Thank you for supporting The Walled Garden!

Hi PD blog,

Thank you so much to everyone who has been buying and reading my new dev romance novella, The Walled Garden - it's been so exciting to see all of the support. 

I'm checking back in with a few updates. First, the paperback edition is now available through more etailers: check out this link for a full list of purchase options.

Also, if you've already read The Walled Garden, please do take a minute to leave a rating/review on Goodreads or Amazon. It really helps!

Finally, to say thank you - I haven't been able to make time to draw Helena & Michael yet, but I did find a cute sketch of Roy and Asher from Shadowboxing that I never shared. Enjoy!

- R 

Sunday, November 26, 2023

New Book Release: The Walled Garden (a.k.a. Jazz Age!)

Hi PD,

I'm very happy to announce the release of my newest dev romance, The Walled Garden. "Jazz Age" has always been the story that received the most requests for a sequel, and I've finally expanded it into a 43,000-word novella! It's chock-full of romantic longing, 1920s glamour, eccentric friends and family, and of course devvy details.

Cover art featuring a black-and-white, 1920s photo of a glamorous, dark-haired woman in profile

1922: Helena De Vries is an East Coast heiress dispatched to Southern California, where she wants to help her eccentric aunt establish a museum—while her parents aim for her to court young men of suitable stature. Lonely and dissatisfied, Helena flees a glittering soirée, only to encounter a man who presents her with an impossible appeal.

Thoughtful, witty, and kind, Michael Byrne is a son of one of the nation’s wealthiest families, yet has lived his entire life confined to one wing of the Byrne mansion. Born with cerebral palsy and deemed incapable of public appearance, Michael has never been allowed to meet anyone like Helena. For him, their friendship is an unexpected gift.

But after the first sparks of warmth—and desire—Helena finds herself longing for more. Equally afraid to expose their affection to public censure and to give Michael promises that she might not be able to fulfill, Helena faces an irresolvable dilemma: how can you confess your love for a man who isn’t supposed to exist?

The Walled Garden is a sparkling, lush, and sensual Jazz Age romance novella, featuring a rich cast of characters who struggle to reconcile exacting social expectations and the demands of the heart.

Please read and enjoy -- and if you can, leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads to help the book get off the ground! <3

- R