Under Contract: Summer Lust

This weekend I finished the first round of edits on Summer Lust, my first Loose Id story. Unofficially, I’m hoping for a late summer release date, but I’ll share more once I know for sure.

Working (aka unedited rough draft) blurb:

Ready for change, Tyler Pierce has the whole summer ahead of him when he flies to Sand Piper Beach to turn over a new leaf. Sun, swimming, exercise, he’d return home a new man, sexy and buff. Best of all, several states away from home and college, no one but his dad knows him, so he can muddle through the challenges of getting fit without friends laughing at him.

During his first visit to the fitness center, Tyler meets the perfectly muscled and fit Cody Dawson, fitness instructor and sexy gay man. Not only does Cody help Tyler learn how to use the strength training equipment, but he crashes through Tyler’s fantasies to lure him into bed.

Just a passing fling, Tyler decides. Cody, after all, could get any number of better looking men without even trying. Besides, the summer doesn’t last forever and, too soon, Tyler will return to campus and Cody’s ex will have an unhindered shot at winning him back.

A summer fling can grow into something more, but it’s up to Tyler to recognize if it’s true love or just heated summer lust.

I’ve been warned that I’d hate my editor by the time it was all done,(LI has a reputation for ruthless editing, and by that, I mean, putting out a damn good product) but honestly, my editor is challenging me to write better in a subtle but firm way. I was much more frustrated with the rejection letters that said (my translation) “It’s not bad, but we’d like to see X, Y, and Z. If you do that, we’d reconsider.” I got a couple of those before they offered the contract, so now (with a contract signed) I’m much more confident about the work I’m doing on the story, and I’m enjoying the process of getting to the finished product.

While I’m waiting for the next round of edits, I’ll be working on a cowboy story and/or a musician story (not CRANK, but a different musician). The sequel to Man Whore is not off the books, but it is on hiatus until Summer Lust is out of my hands.

Enough with the updates. I have a CRANK chapter to edit and post.

Happy Mother’s Day, dear Readers.

Pia Veleno


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