Pick My Next Project

This is my building year; an opportunity to write full time while I job hunt. I am just wrapping up work on my second novel and since I hate downtime, it’s time to start thinking about my next project. I have so many ideas, but it’s tough to decide what to tackle next. This is where I need your help.

Below are my leading two story ideas. Cast your vote and help me select my next project.

HAPPY

Peter Georgiou is a dutiful Greek son. It may be the twenty-first century, but the old rules still apply. In his early thirties, he still lives at home, dates who his parents want him to date, and fills in at the family restaurant. And he’s miserable. After three failed engagements, he’s earned the nickname “Picky Pete” and people in the neighborhood are starting to talk. Now his mother has lined up yet another would-be wife. But Peter has a secret—one he’s not sure he can keep much longer—and the repercussions could change his life. The only person who knows what he is going through is greekboi84, an online crush he’s never met.

When Constantine Demetrios returns home to nurse his broken heart and start a new life, he can’t believe his sister is dating his high school crush, Peter. Worse, she’s only doing it to keep their parents happy. Even worse, Con thinks he may still have feelings for the man. There’s a sadness behind Peter’s eyes that draws him in and a chemistry even Peter can’t ignore. But after being deceived by his in-the-closet ex, Con is afraid to trust his heart, not even when he discovers that Peter is his online flirtation, Adonis82.

Can Peter and Con step out from the shadows of their online facades and be happy? Or will Peter sacrifice everything for family duty?

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I-95

PhD candidate Kyle Cho needs to get to Florida fast before he loses another girlfriend to some muscle-bound hunk and breaks his mother’s heart. With his head forever buried in his books or his beakers, Kyle isn’t the most attentive boyfriend, but when his mom shows him pictures of Amy getting cozy with another guy over Spring Break he knows he’s supposed to do something. But he’s strapped for cash. The ad for a shared driver seems perfect. He can be there in less than three days and win Amy back, even if he’s not really sure he wants her.

After a bitter divorce from his husband of five years, Mike Conrad is depressed and desperate to escape the gloomy Canadian winter. A visit with his elderly dad down in sunny Florida is just the ticket. But it’s a long, lonely drive down I-95 so he posts an ad for someone to share the drive and the gas. The young man who responds is brainy, serious and adorably cute. He ignites a spark Mike thought long gone

The miles fly by until a routine rest stop puts their lives in danger and turns their drive into a life-altering race to stay alive. Pursued down the interstate, Kyle and Mike become the most unlikely of partners and along the way discover that this trip may be the start of something more. If they can just make it to Florida alive.

 

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