Sunday, February 14, 2016

A French Kiss for Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

There's been an exciting project in the works for sometime that I haven't talked about. It's a multi-author, six episode serial titled, French Kiss For Hire

Guess what? I'm one of the authors!

And . . .  Episode One is available now!

If you subscribe to my newsletter then you already know about the series, the secret, and the giveaway. And if not, you can subscribe to my monthly newsletter here:

I wanted to use this post to share more about this unique project, because it is definitely a first. You'll want to stick around to the end because I've got a fun giveaway for you too.

So my amazing friend and publishing partner at Elephantine Publishing, Heather Hildenbrand, came up with this adorable storyline for a serial about a young Frenchmen in need of money and a renewed visa. So what did he do? French kiss women for money, hence French Kiss For Hire.

We'd worked on other multi-author projects, but this time, Heather wanted to take it up a notch. She asked, "What if we had a different author for each episode, but maintain the same story?" Heather and I had never heard of a project done this way before, and so I told her it was,"GENIUS!"

French Kiss For Hire was underway and we worked with our team to plot the entire story and made a list of authors to get involved. Before we knew it, we had all the pieces lined up, or as I liked to think of it, the dominos were lined up.

So how did we kick off the dominos?
We assigned the the first author with the plot for Episode One along with prompts for them to get creative and enhance the story. By the time we got episode one back, we had a cast of colorful characters and even a new character we hadn't anticipated. So we made adjustments to the plot and sent episode one and the outline for episode two to the second author. We repeated this every time until all six episodes were complete.

Truth be told, we had some set backs and the production schedule was pushed further into the future. BUT, Heather and I could not be happier about the finished project. Each author did an incredible job with their episode, bringing their own flavor, sass, humor, and unexpected turns.

Because all of the authors have a unique style, we thought it would be fun to keep the author of each episode secret and let you guess WHO WROTE IT.

French Kiss For Hire is definitely the kind of French Kiss you want for Valentine's Day. Check out Episode One and enter the giveaway to guess the author. If you guess correctly, you'll be entered into a drawing to win a free signed paperback copy from the author of Episode One. We'll be hosting this giveaway as each episode comes out. So have some fun with us and GUESS WHO!

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Sensitive and sexy Frenchman, Luc Du’mont, is living the American dream. He’s spent the last four years at university on an acting scholarship. Now, with graduation behind him he’s ready to make his big Hollywood splash.

A debut that has to happen before his student visa expires in two months. Otherwise, he’ll be shipped home to France and all of his acting opportunities will sail with him.

But most importantly, he’ll lose any chance at winning blond-bombshell Serena Dawson’s heart. As the sister of his roommate she is strictly off limits. But when Serena approaches Luc for kissing advice, what can Luc say other than pucker up?

The kiss leads to much more than Luc ever imagined. When word gets out about Luc’s lip-locking skills and his unemployment leaves him desperate, Luc finds himself with a new career path: French Kiss for Hire.

Except the only client he wants is the one girl he can’t have.

Get Episode One Here!

Learn more about all the authors on Elephantine Publishing's Blog. Click Here!

Thanks for stopping by. I'd love to hear what you think about French Kiss For Hire. Leave me a comment below. 

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