Friday, May 25, 2012

Debut author: Go Big or Go Home

Very excited to welcome V.S. Morgan to the blog, discussing her debut M/M release, "The Gift." I'm done saying it ... after this mention ... but Morgan was a student in my Writing the Short Story for Anthology Call-out class in January, and I'm thrilled to see the 1Night Stand she wrote for the class now published!

Has life ever kicked your ass? It’s kicked mine a few times. My response? Get back up and make the best of things.

A few years ago, I realized I was playing it safe after a few of these ass kickings. I had drifted into a job I excelled at and made good money but was miserable. What was missing? The answer was I had no creative outlet. After some soul searching, I came to the conclusion that I was cruising through life. After a resounding “fuck that!”  I decided to go big and pursue my writing dream. I now balance the day job and my writing career with the goal of becoming a full-time writer one day.

I’m happy to share with you an excerpt of my first book “The Gift,” part of the 1Night Stand series from Decadent Publishing.

“The Gift” is a reunion story.  Life did some ass kicking, and as a result two lovers had to go their separate ways. Were they okay? Yes. Were they whole? Hell no.  So what happens when they take a chance with a 1Night Stand?

Thank you, Louisa, for hosting me and for all your support in my journey. 

Thanks everyone for stopping by! Please comment with your email address for a chance to win a copy of “The Gift.”

The Gift
By V.S. Morgan
1Night Stand series, Decadent Publishing

At twenty-two, rancher Wyatt Malone sacrificed almost everything, including the Dom he served and loved, to raise his younger brothers. Now, with the ranch running well, his grown up siblings surprise him with a trip to a Caribbean paradise and a date from Madame Evangeline's 1Night Stand. Taking his courage in hand, he fills out an application that bares his soul for a single night of surrender to a nearly forgotten passion.

Rafael is a Dom without a sub. His desires exceed the available men in the dungeon he frequents and memories of rejected love keep him aloof. Can the submission of a Montana cowboy free him or will the date be nothing more than another meaningless scene?


Rafael blotted his mouth with his napkin and placed it on the table. Wyatt set his fork down and waited. The old familiar energy pulsed between them. Heat zipped through his groin, and he shifted in his seat as his erection pressed against his jeans.
“Wyatt, you asked Madame Eve for a Dominant for one night.” Rafael slid a keycard on the table between them. “If you accept my invitation to play, you will take this card and be in my suite, ready, in fifteen minutes.”
Without hesitation, he reached over and grasped it. When his wrist was grabbed, tugging him forward, Wyatt braced his free hand on the table and accepted Rafael’s lips. At first they brushed, a tease, and then the kiss became a sensual play of tongues. His heart pounded at the taste of curry and tequila. He twirled his tongue around the other man’s and groaned. Rafael’s lips trailed across his jaw and down his neck, stubble scraping across sensitive skin, creating a rasp of pleasure that flowed all the way down his spine.
The Dom followed it with a nip on the bottom lip and then pulled back, twisting Wyatt’s wrist slightly to glance at his watch. Rafael released him and leaned back with a wicked grin. Wyatt’s heart raced.
“You now have thirteen minutes.”
About V.S. Morgan

V.S. Morgan has lived all over the United States but now calls Minnesota home. She incorporates her travels and experiences into her stories whenever possible. V.S. dreamed of becoming an author from the tender age of eleven after snagging one of her mom’s Harlequins. She writes contemporary, suspense, and paranormal m/m with heart and heat. “The Gift” is her debut publication. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Rainbow Romance Writers and Kiss of Death chapters. When not writing, V.S. is playing with her dogs, practicing Kempo Karate, and reading lots of erotic romance.

Where to find V.S.

Facebook – V.S. Morgan
Twitter - @vsmorgan1


  1. Thanks for hosting me today, Louisa!

  2. I'm glad you're doing what makes you happy. Congrats on your new release! :)

  3. Louisa, I missed your class but would love to take one if you do something again. V.S, we just met this week online and must say it is a pleasure. I look forward to reading your book.Congrats on everything.

  4. So glad you kicked the cruisin' lifestyle and got back into the creative. I *so* understand. Great excerpt...I haven't met a 1Night Stand I didn't like...

  5. This line is definitely delicious!

    Savannah -- My first thought is, "You don't need it," and yet ... I keep taking all sorts of writing classes myself. I think that *stimulation* can always help!

    Wish you MUCH success V.S.

  6. What a tease you are. Great Excerpt and I'm so pleased you are not playing it safe anymore.

  7. Thank you everyone! (I'm snicking in from my day job hee hee)

    lol, Louisa, I think of "stimulation" as your gentle foot to my ass to get me out of the writer's nest. ;)

  8. VS - I bought this during the release party yesterday at The Romance Studio. :-) Looking forward to reading it! Good luck and I'm glad you found something to make you happy!