Monday, January 12, 2015

Wanted: Wife is on sale for 99 cents this whole month of January

Wanted: Wife is a favorite story of mine. When I originally wrote the story, it was roughly 7000 words long. It went into a Valentine's Anthology, that later the small press went under. I got the story back. I'm not one to publish many short stories, but I loved this story so much. Plus I really felt like the two main characters had a much bigger story to tell then they did for the short story. So I began rewrites and the much longer story was born at just under 50,000 words.

In February 2014, Wanted: Wife won an award at the Tasty Authors Conference for best blue collar hero! I was so honored that one of my favorite stories won an award.

What's this story all about?

Help Wanted: A Wife

Darcy White can't believe she's answering a help wanted ad from someone looking to hire a wife, but she's hit rock bottom and is on the verge of being evicted from her apartment. When she learns that the guy she had a crush on in high school is the one looking to hire, she'd be crazy not to live out her fantasy.

Steven McDonald needs a wife, or at least a fiancée, before his grandfather retires or else he won't inherit the family business. He knows not just any woman will do, and in a desperate attempt to find a solution, he places a help wanted ad in the local paper. The day Darcy White answers it, his dreams begin to come true.

As Darcy and Steven pretend they're engaged, they make a promise to keep things platonic. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is to keep their hands off one another. With his grandfather's retirement approaching, and the possible end to their fake engagement, can Steven and Darcy admit their feelings to not only themselves but each other?

Content Warning: contains adult language and sensual love scenes

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