Wednesday, June 3, 2015

D is for Danny #SpankA2Z

Have you ever been writing what was supposed to be at the time, an inconsequential background character, only to find that in the span of a paragraph or a short dialogue, you've fallen completely in love with them, and you know that somehow, someway, you have to give them their own story?

That's what happened to me, with Danny the delivery boy in A Perfect Partnership. I knew immediatly that if I continued to write for Corbin's Bend, Danny would get his own story.

I continued Danny's story while writing Ginger Up, and before I was finished, I knew two things for certain. The first was that Danny was getting his own book. The second was that I wouldn't be able to write it alone, and I would be using a different pen name.

So, I drew up a quick synopsis and sent it off to the person I wanted to write with- and crossed my fingers. They said yes instantly, and it's been a wild ride- the best co-authoring experience I could have asked for, a first for both of us.

I've finished my last turn of writing, and Danny's story will probably be finished later this week- all that's left is the epilogue. That's all the details I can give you right now. IT IS COMING!

For now, a little sneak peek at my "Danny" and a snippet of the scene that made me fall in love with him.

“Shit, shit shit!” Lannea cursed under her breath as she pulled up in front of The Ginger Paddle at half past nine, just in time to see the delivery truck pull away with this weekend supplies still in the back. “Crappity Crap Crap!” she fumed, digging her phone out of her purse and hastily dialing up Danny, the delivery driver, hoping to catch him before he got out of Corbin’s Bend.
It took a few tears and some major ass kissing, but she was eventually able to convince him to turn around and come back with her supply of fish for the weekend. It was a good thing too, because Ginger would have killed her if they had missed the shipment. Laney had been out late last night, at Josiah’s until after midnight, and had completely forgotten her cousin’s ob appointment this morning. Normally Ginger would have been the one to meet the truck, but since she was busy, the task had fallen to Laney, and of course she had failed…almost.
She unlocked the door and rushed to the kitchen to begin prep while she waited for Danny to show up.  He was the main supplier for a few other restaurants in Corbin’s Bend as well, and he was probably hitting them up first. It would make the lunch rush even more stressful than usual, but she couldn’t complain too much because that little fact was probably the only thing that had saved her ass.
She chopped veggies and sliced avocados, made a twenty pound batch of rice, and was checking her ginger stash when she heard the bell on the door indicate Danny’s arrival.
“Hey Princess,” he called out as he entered. Princess was Danny’s pet name for her. She didn’t like it much, but she did like him so she let it slide. “Where’s the Ginger Queen today?” Danny had a nickname for everyone.
“Doctors appointment,” Laney told him, coming around to help him unload.
“Lucky for you. You know she would have killed you on this one, right?” Danny was in his early twenties with surfer blonde locks, and an easy smile that matched his sense of humor. Laney liked him a lot, and knew he meant no harm. He just called things as he saw them.
“Ugh, don’t remind me,” Laney groaned punching him in the arm.
“Just admit it- I saved your ass, probably literally this time. If you had missed me, I think she might have auctioned off spanking rights to the highest bidder and hired someone to bust your tail!”
Danny didn’t live in the Bend, but he was well aware of the community’s kink and lifestyle preference, and he loved to make spanking jokes.  For the most part, they wouldn’t have appreciated the things he said, coming from an outsider, but when Danny said it, it was all in good fun, and everyone knew he meant no harm. Brent swore Danny was a closet spanko who would someday make a home here in Corbin’s Bend. Laney sometimes wondered if he was right, but mostly she thought Danny was just the type of friendly guy who could joke about anything and make friends with anyone.
“Perish the thought!” she told him, signing off on the shipment.
“Yeah, just another reason to be glad you don’t have a man in your life, or you would probably have a real barn burner coming!” Laney glared at him, as he backed out of the door and he threw his hands up in a gesture of surrender. “I’m just saying- it wasn’t the first time!” 

If you enjoyed that- stay tuned- I should have more details and announcements coming. :)


  1. I remember this scene! I knew you were writing another book for the next season, but I had no idea it was about Danny. That is great. I know what you mean about secondary characters. Derek in my Passion Series ended up being a much bigger character than I had originally thought he would be, but him and Rachel just jumped off the page for me like it sounds like Danny did for you. Looking forward to his story.

  2. Sounds exciting and love the pic.