The Bucket List Part four – ‘Chilled Out’

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Release day is finally here!  When I offered to write a Christmas version of The Bucket List back in August, December (as it always does) seemed to be an age away. Of course, it’s here with a bang, as are Lucy, Amber and all her friends.

This story contains a small surprise. I could tell you, but I will let my very good friend and fellow author Robert Fanshaw reveal the details on his blog. His first book, ‘Shameless Ambition’ was part of the reason I was able to craft ‘Chilled Out’ in the first place. Thanks Robert!

This story was a hoot to create. Anyone who has read other books in The Bucket List series will recognise some old friends from the first and third stories. Whilst the series doesn’t have to be read in order, it does progress with the numbers and regular readers will notice small changes in the characters’ lifestyle.

I’m also hoping to announce the release of a small Lucy-and-Amber freebie… a prequel to the series. More on that when it’s ready.

In the meantime, stay warm, curl up with a good book (might I recommend one of mine or Robert’s?) and drink hot chocolate with no guilt whatsoever!

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Double Whammy, bammy, thank you…etc

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Well, the Christmas special of The Bucket List (Part Four – Chilled Out) is now complete and is having a wee rest before the final read-through. As promised there is a little surprise in there for readers of other SteameReads stories. I’m not going to say any more at this time *winks*

Chilled Out reprises some of the characters who have appeared in earlier Bucket List stories and may even contain a new romantic thread for poor Lucy…

It still feels a little strange to be writing a Christmas special in September. But I guess actors have to do this sort of thing all the time…

On another note, SteameReads have asked if I would like to try my hand at some M/M stories, so this week I borrowed the (fire fighting) cast of TBL3 ‘Flames of Passion’ and penned the first 1600 words. I like the way its developing, so watch this space!

my house is on fire

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Annie

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The Bucket List Christmas Special is underway!

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I know that it’s only (late) August, but some things take time to put together, so today I have begun work on TBL4, the Christmas Special, for SteameReads.

This one will contain a pleasant (currently secret) surprise for regular SteameReads readers (more of that in future posts).

Lets just say that some familiar faces, as well as some other body parts, may pop up. Amber and Lucy will be there, with Amber leading her BFF astray as always.

It will be Christmas-themed, based around cold evenings, snow and frost and some naughty goings-on (naturally).

More in the coming weeks!

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Gotta rush – I have a novella to write!