Finally. It’s December 15th and Will and Joe and Mac and Ray and Tut are available for you to read in full in all their glory. [Well okay… Mac sort of keeps his clothes on [everyone keeps trying to put his clothes back on him and Joe does a lot of growling at him] and Ray definitely keeps his clothes on but Joe and Will are… well read the book to find out].
The story started when I wrote a short story for my other half, Gordon. Joe was pretty much Joe except he was more Joe… think Joe with a dose of Benton Fraser from Due South. Will has stayed the same.
In case you wonder who has been roaming around in my head as I write these scenes, This is Joe. He growls. And has been accused of being a shifter in a not paranormal book. He’s just a regular ole deputy sheriff. Sort of. He’s got some secrets yet to tell.
This is Will. He’s been hurt but he’s the sort who should have a relationship. He’s husband material. If only his old boyfriend hadn’t been so stupid and lost him. Let’s hope Joe isn’t stupid.
Will was a bit of a challenge. I needed a pretty “Indian” as one old geezer described Will in a short I did. So I started looking for Native Americans who would fit the bill. [Sometimes we don’t invent our character’s descriptions. They get told to us.]
The rest just fell into place.
And although he’s off screen because he’s Ray’s dead twin and Joe’s first love, Cain:
And even though he has a very short part, bless his confused brave soul. Aidan.
They all play a part in Joe and Will’s romance. Oh and how could I almost forget. Christopher.
They all played parts in the story of Will and Joe and they wound their way through my head creating the story as I wrote it down.
It isn’t the story my Gordon read. I sincerely wish he could have. I think he would have enjoyed it but that was not to be.
As for Will, Joe and the crew, they all do some changing and growing in Standing Stone. I hope if you read it, it carries you along on their story and it brings you some laughter and some escape from our everyday world for a while.
As Will says,
“Sometimes you need a happy ending. It doesn’t have to be yours.”
You can purchase Standing Stone here.