After the Morning After was first published in 2011 by Loose-Id books. It was a pretty popular book, and featured my first Asian-American male character, and my 5,000th black American female character. The story came to me in little bursts of inspiration. For instance, I was at a conference in 2008 when author a.m. wells who in the midst of telling a hilarious story about her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend, gave me Sanjay’s, my male character’s, Southern-fried, laid back voice and personality. I will be forever grateful to her for that.
The very proper, but not exactly prim, Dr. Victoria Howell (or as Sanjay calls her, “Vic”, because it A.) annoys her and B.) rhymes with a favorite part of his body) had actually been germinating in my head for a couple of years, but she crystallized one day on a trip to the doctor’s office. As I said, I had great fun writing this book as it’s a flirty little romp of a tale peppered with hilarity and smart alecky characters. Here’s the summary:
After another spectacular break-up that totally blindsides her, Dr. Victoria Howell has had it with men. She can’t trust her own judgment when it comes to the male of the species, so she’ll just put her overactive libido on hiatus. That’s her story and she’s sticking to it. The story is slightly altered, however, after a sex-filled night with former colleague and suspected corporate thief Sanjay Banerjee, the walking, breathing aphrodisiac. But it was just one night and one night is all it will ever be. And though she’s sure he didn’t steal from the company, Victoria’s going to make sure he keeps his sticky fingers out of her pants from now on.
Sigh. Victoria, with all of her over-thinking simply makes his head hurt, and Sanjay wishes she would lighten up and admit what they both know: she was meant to be his sex slave and obey his every command. Okay — joking. But they’re meant to be together, and if she would just get her head out of her ass long enough, she’d see that. Proving that he’s not a thief is minor compared to convincing Victoria. But convince her, he will. And then? Simple. Then he’ll have everything he wants.
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