As you know, The Other Side of Ruth came out last week. Yeah... the novel I worked on for five years was finally hitting the market and Lexi wanted me to spend my precious hours writing a story to complement hers?
But I did it, of course. I can't say no to that sock!
Lexi's story is about Chloe's Halloween night. My story is about Chloe's best friend, Anisha. Chloe bails and Anisha ends up going to this college costume party alone. She's having a pretty lousy time to begin with, but nothing can prepare her for the moment when her FATHER bursts through the door... with his hot young girlfriend!
Her father's been dating Maryam since summer, but lying to her, telling her he was divorced. NOT TRUE. Anisha's devastated, but she can't help feeling sorry for Maryam. Helps that her father's girlfriend is gorgeous in her frosted pink lipstick and a dress that looks like a more pastel version of one of these:
Anisha's dressed like a sexy bee, by the way. In case that helps set the stage.
Anyway, once I'd written this lesbian companion to Lexi's Halloween tale, it needed a name.
I couldn't come up with one. (Don't you just hate it when that happens?)
So I stole a line from a song I find very evocative: More Like You, by a Toronto band called Brave Shores:
Shaking Up This Costume Party is at Amazon.
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B016XFMP0I
Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B016XFMP0I
Amazon Australia: http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B016XFMP0I
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B016XGN2Z4
Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B016XGN2Z4
Amazon Australia: http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B016XGN2Z4
Because both stories are available, bundled into one cute collection called A Taboo Trick or Two!
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B016XFMTJK
Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B016XFMTJK
Amazon Australia: http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B016XFMTJK
Happy Halloween from your friendly neighbourhood smutketeer!