Working on: Blame The Fireworks

Hello everyone!

Life over the past few weeks has been treating me great—I’ve put a lot of hours into my upcoming novella Blame The Fireworks; written for this year’s Don’t Read In The Closet Event: Love is an Open Road over at the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads.


So, what exactly is Blame The Fireworks about?

Meet Harlie. He thinks he’s too damn awkward to live, maybe a little too shy and, very much to his frustration, simply ‘all knees and elbows’. A walking disaster zone. Tripping up stairs or running into glass doors, that kinda thing. And he’s got the biggest crush on his roommate’s older brother, Tabby, who seems to be completely out of his league. Not only is Tabby beautiful, he’s also elegant and confident, kindhearted and sort of just ‘perfect’.

Tabby knows what he wants out of life, always had, and much to his parents disappointment, he continues pursuing the things that make him happy instead of pleasing them. He lives by mottos such as:

‘Choose kindness and laugh often’, and ‘Do small things with great love’.

When a tragedy strikes, Tabby realizes that life is more fragile than he ever wanted to admit. While he knows what he wants, Tabby isn’t fearless. The thought of losing his friendship with Harlie terrifies him, but imagining all the wonderful things he’s missing out on, if he keeps chickening out, is even more painful.

Perhaps he could talk Harlie into a spontaneous road trip… See if he can overcome his fears?

And if fate is kind enough, he might get a chance at something very, very special.

What inspired me while writing Blame The Fireworks? 
A Road Trip! Sweet boys! Fireworks 🙂 
 

See more on my Pinterest!

I had an amazing time with Harlie and Tabby, and since I didn’t get the chance to explore Tabby’s life much, I would really enjoy doing just that in a sequel. Perhaps with a bit more drama this time. I think, there’s still a lot left to discover for Harlie and Tab 🙂

I particularly avoided big misunderstandings and drama, because ‘Blame The Fireworks’ 
is supposed to be a sweet, romantic ℒℴѵℯ story for Jessa! 

Simply something to make her smile 🙂 

Thank you for stopping by!

Riina

 

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Missing Piece Release!

Everyone,

my second novella, Missing Piece, is finally out. 
I’m absolutely thrilled to share it with you!

Get your free copy here (PDF/MOBI/EPUB).

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love’s Landscapes” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.

Inspiration and prompt for Missing Piece

My Pinterest Gallery (Inspiration)

   

And that’s what got me started…

Dear Author,
He’d lost everything dear to him in one devastating moment. His family turned their backs on him; his friends no longer took his calls. It was the one moment that he was totally true to himself, the moment he told them that he was in love with another man.

With all of that loss you’d think the universe would be at least a little nice to him… no, the man he loved so dearly and risked everything for was on his couch with the twink from downstairs.

Is it bad that I had a hard time holding in my elation? I have wanted him from the moment I saw him. Could it finally be my time? Could he ever really want me?

Please give us our HEA.

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I LOVE to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to drop me a line!

Happy reading 🙂

Hugs!

Riina

Unicorn Favorites!

Spring, Bax & Butterflies has been chosen as one of the Love’s Landscape Favorites of week seven!

I was thrilled to come across that lovely review from Breann on the Boy Meets Boy Reviews website! 🙂

So exciting to find my first ever little novella as one of the Unicorn Favorites: Love’s Landscapes Stories : Week Seven

Thank you!

Boy meets boy reviews logo

I’m very new at this, and seeing that someone enjoyed my little piece of writing truly makes me happy.

It means the world to me 🙂

Spring, Bax and Butterflies release!

Everyone,

It’s here!

My first novella, Spring, Bax & Butterflies, is finally out.

I’m beyond thrilled to share it with you!


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Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Jacob and his workaholic mother relocate from California, USA to Queensland, Australia. Jacob isn’t too pleased to move to the other side of the world, when he’s already halfway through with senior year of high school. Playing sports has always been important to Jacob. He’s rather thrilled when he gets the chance to play rugby in an Australian high school. There, Jacob meets Baxter, who at first, is not as pleased with having Jacob on the team. 

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If you like to find out how two teenage boys find their way through life, love & loss you are welcome to read Spring, Bax & Butterflies  online or download the e-versions here 🙂

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This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love’s Landscapes” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story. 

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I would like to thank everyone for spending time with Jacob and Baxter.

I hope you had good fun hanging out with the boys. It honestly means the world to me, being able to share their story with you guys.

I LOVE to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to drop me a line!

Happy reading 🙂
Hugs!
Riina