Usually, I have a hard time writing to prompts – but I risked it for the Goodreads M/M Romance group’s “Love Is an Open Road” event, in which group members write free image- and prompt-inspired gay romances. And I am very glad I gave in to temptation, because I was lucky enough to snag the perfect prompt for me! It’s by Kathleen, and reads simply: I only have two words for you: ginger merman! Everything else is up to you.
My myth-inspired novella “Still Waters” is roughly 30k long and will be published this summer – first in the M/M Romance group, then in all the usual places. And it will be entirely free!
This is the book’s blurb – extract to follow.
A reformed nix.
Drakjan has been living as a harmless freshwater merman for so long he sometimes almost believes in the lie himself.
A deadly hunter.
Hraban has dedicated his life to taking down creatures like Drakjan, protecting those who cannot protect themselves.
An uneasy truce.
When fate forces them together, the nix and the hunter discover a dangerous attraction… and a threat that can destroy everything Drakjan has come to love.
(Why, yes. Faced with a prompt consisting of two words, I still managed to avoid complying with both of those words, if you want to get technical. Ahem.)