Tomorrow, 12th October, my newest release, an 18,000 word story (which is either very long short story or a very short novella) will be available from JMS books and from other resellers – check the book page for reseller links as I get them.
No, you’re not dreaming, those are women on the cover! This is my first ever F/F story. So after 9 novels and several shorts that are M/M what made me suddenly try a F/F story? I’ll be honest – it was a whim.
I had a passing thought, could I write a F/F story? It might have been on Twitter even, can’t remember. Of course as soon as the thought crossed my mind a couple of characters started waving and shouting “Pick me! Pick me!” And the story idea gradually took shape from there.
It was definitely an expedition out of my comfort zone. When I started it I wasn’t sure if I’d write explicit sex scenes or fade to black? Could I write explicit F/F sex scenes? (Answer: Yes, indeedio.) But I had lots of fun writing the story. Though I try to use plenty of supporting women characters in my M/M books, that’s not the same as writing them as the leads and giving them the POV. I hadn’t done that for years. Not really since writing The Battle of Hollow Jimmy.
This story is only 18,000 words, so it’s only a taster of writing F/F for me, and don’t worry, M/M fans, this isn’t some sudden abandonment of the boys. There are more of them on the way. But I could definitely see myself doing more F/F stories, a novella, even a full on novel. We will see that the future brings…
A f/f science fiction romance short available October 12th 2014 from JMS Books
Military intelligence officer Lieutenant Barb Carolus is ordered to investigate Colonel Locke, a rogue officer suspected of selling military weapons on the black market. Colonel Locke is from Barb’s home planet and she knows exposing his crimes down will tarnish the reputation of those rare people like her who’ve escaped the poverty and gangs of their home world to become officers. But orders are orders and she always does her duty.
For the mission she’s teamed with the unconventional—and in Barb’s opinion, entirely unprofessional—undercover agent Taya Borovsky. Working with Taya will test Barb’s “by the book” approach to the limits, especially when attraction overcomes her irritation with Taya. Bitter about upholding standards nobody else does, Barb gives in to her desires.
When the mission goes bad, Barb and Taya are on the run and outgunned. To survive, Barb must learn from Taya’s unconventional methods and improvise a solution to complete her mission and save their lives.