It’s really a modification of an older plan that I’ve had for some time, but my hope is that if I spell it out here it will motivate me to put it in motion and kick things into higher gear with my writing.
I recently changed direction with my storytelling and published ONE HIT, which is still erotica but is also a story about an assassin carrying out a deadly mission in a much darker world than what I presented before. The GOOD FRIEND series on the other hand is about sex from different perspectives, but everyone in those stories live in what is essentially the real world. Their reality is no more dark than ours. In fact, given the state of politics over the last year, I’d say their world may be a fair amount lighter than ours. If I decided to branch out in that series and include a story that had more fantastic elements or took place in another time it would probably feel jarring.
But I want to tell stories like that.
I have wild things in my head and I want to lay them out on the page for display. Dirty sex stories can happen in post-apocalyptic wastelands and steampunk-themed imagined pasts. There may well be a guild of sex-assassins taking out high profile billionaire bad boys after rocking their worlds in upscale hotel rooms and fantasy-themed suites in the secret realms of the fabulously wealthy. Why not? Naughty games at the highest levels of politics? Sure (might not even be fiction). Sex zombies? Maybe. I think of a lot a wacky stuff and I need an outlet. My ladies need to get it on and conquer men in more realms than those I’ve previously explored.
So that’s where my new series comes in. I’m calling it ONE HOFF.
The “H” is silent.
ONE HIT will technically be #1 in this anthology series, although I reserve the right to change my mind about that as I have a trilogy partially written already in the same world as that story. So maybe #1 will be the next book I write. I already have a story about a time-traveling knight competing for my time with a horror-ish tale about a young starlet lost at sea with a lecherous producer awakening something tentacled and hungry from the ocean depths. These don’t fit in with what has come before. Maybe I’ll write both of those and then cool down with another pleasant addition to the GOOD FRIEND series. I may want to alternate between neighbors doing favors and demons seeking innocent flesh. I suppose I could always write these darker stories under a pen name, but I don’t want to.
So that’s my plan. Like most everything else I do, I won’t seek advice or weigh my options much. I’ll just go for it and see how it all comes out in the wash.
Let’s see how it goes.