My little foray into steampunk-dystopian erotica reaches a conclusion with the release of Clockwork Lover on May 9. All will be revealed - unexpected things, I hope! - in that final little volume of the novella series.
I must say, it surprised me in many ways, some frustrating, and some good. I enjoyed writing the stories, but I'm also ready to return my focus to other projects.
But I love my characters in the series - all of them. Particularly the mysterious headmistress, whose back story comes out just a little bit at the end of Clockwork Lover. It explains so much about her motivations, and yet I hope it leaves enough blanks for readers to imagine her past, her life, her love.
Speaking of love, Azure's story is much hotter than the previous two. I was concerned about it being too raunchy, given I don't normally write graphic sex scenes. However, I took a chance. Then again, so did Azure in trusting Jackson. She's not exactly the trusting type, especially after what happened between them years ago...
So I will let my characters take their bow as of May 9 when Azure learns that not everything is as it seems.