Maahes goes live tomorrow, eek!!!
This is always a twitchy time for an author, and I've been looking back on the birth of Maahes.
it was not an easy delivery; the pregnancy was a little overdue and had several false starts.
I was working on extending a short story for my Lies series when the concept for the Malicious Gods collection came up, and the dark MM mafia theme seemed to fit.
It didn’t, not at all. I ended up with a mouthy poker player being kidnapped by a member of the crime group with a Maahes worshiping sidekick. With every word, the Egyptian god theme sank further from view, so at the end of December, I started again. The poker player story may appear at a later date, but without the Maahes worshiping sidekick.
Then one of my favorite characters, Chris from Paint, stuck his hand in the air and demanded to play. Unfortunately, he refused to stay a minor character, so although his situation partly inspired the reason for the Meet Cute in Maahes, that was where his influence ended.
Eventually, I bit the bullet. These characters wanted to be separate, so I unshackled them and let them be free!
Judging by the first few reviews, it seems like the third try really is the charm!
"This story is dark and twisted and delves into some utterly depraved situations that kept me so very entertained. It’s one hell of an emotional rollercoaster ride that plunges us readers into a dark and wicked hole of immorality and perversity, and I loved every second of it." ~ Goodreades review
"They’re fascinating, engrossing, disturbing, sexy, deliciously violent, primitive and… Oh, who am I kidding, of course I love them, and please excuse my drool." ~ Amazon review