While my awesome crit group takes a look at my first novel, I'm debating what I should work on next. I'd like to get a head start on the notes, characters, and plot. However, the three ideas rattling around in my head all sound fantastic and I can't decide which one I should concentrate on.

Thus, I was hoping anyone reading this could help me figure it out. Below, I've listed the three novels along with a little blurb about each one. All you have to do is pick the one you like the best and put it in a comment below. I need to know which notes to take on my mini vacation next week, so have your votes in by Wednesday midnight the latest, so I can tally them up on Thursday.

As always, thanks peeps! I can't wait to see what you think!

"Ghost" – Paranormal Suspense

Kerr Grayson is a homicide detective on the trail of a demon assassin who happens to be killing very powerful people in the city of Haven. People who once convinced the mayor and the police chief to lock earth-bound demons into the seedy streets of their neighborhood, known as Downworld. Finding out how this demon escaped in the first place is just part of his problems.

While trying to solve the case, Kerr is also trying to have a relationship with his partner, Quentin Drake. He's never met anyone like Quen before, and he's fallen hard and fast. But when Quen starts keeping his distance and refuses to tell Kerr what’s wrong, he fears losing him to something he has no control over.

Quentin Drake is not just a detective. He's also a demon. A demon who's always sought to do good in the world, even if he's forced to hide his true identity from his partner. He doesn't understand how they fit together so well, but he knows they do and he knows they are destined to be together for the rest of their lives.

Although he hasn't done anything against the Demon Decree scarred into his flesh, Quen has to wonder why it has begun to burn at the same time a mysterious pain flairs in his stomach, leaving him weak and unable to keep his partner safe from a strange threat on his life. Will he be able to figure out what’s going on before it’s too late? Or will the demon assassin’s next target be the defenseless human he loves more than anything else in the world?

"Servants of Darkness" – Urban Fantasy/BDSM

Morgan Saunders is a submissive through and through. There are no two ways about it. He’s also a shifter, a man who can grow wings from his back at will. His search for a Master proved dangerous when he was taken in by Laurence Morvant. Laurence is of the opinion that shifters are beneath humans and should be managed with a firm hand and a control collar that prevents shifting.

When Morgan does escape, life is not as easy as he’d thought it would be. When he first sees Noah he's terrified the man will hurt him the same way Laurence did. But Noah refuses to let him run away and hide from his fears, even when Laurence makes it clear he wants his winged boy back, and he's willing to do anything to get him.

Noah Saint is a cheetah shifter passing as human to get by. But he’s not passing at being a doctor, and everyone knows he’s the best around. Morgan lands in his clinic early one morning with a broken wing and his voice stolen away by the harsh control collar soldered around his neck. Morgan is skittish at his touch, and Noah realizes he needs more than just his wing fixed and the collar taken off. As he slowly gets the young man to trust him, he finds himself falling for the sweet winged man, unsure how he can keep him safe and give him the direction he needs.
"Speeding Tickets and Flowers" - Fluff and a few scary bits that might be suspense.

Paris "Perry" Altman doesn't want to move to Jackpot, New Hampshire, but he has no other choice. Five years out of college, finding a job in hospitality is not easy. Finding any job is not easy. On top of that, his parents moved to Greece and expect him to clear out the house and sell it. Looking to get in and get out and on with his life, the good looking Sheriff who pulls him over for speeding is kind enough to give him a warning... this time. But Perry wonders about the look he thought he saw in the Sheriff's eyes. He wonders if the man is lonely in such a small town and he wonders if the police department would hire him on as a recruit. After all, he'd be pretty good in a car chase the way he speeds!

Sheriff Rick Harding has been feeling lonely in his large ranch house all these years. He has company only when the tough biker gang drives through, and it's only because of that company that the gang doesn't tear the town apart. When he pulls over a new resident for speeding, and then sees him in the police station asking about the open recruit position, all he can do is laugh. Paris is not cop material, and that's obvious on his first ride-along that very night. Yet something about the young man holds his attention long after his laughter has subsided. He's never taken things slow before, but this time, he might try it, just to see where it leads him.
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Published on April 29, 2012 08:28 • 123 views • Tags: m-m-novel-blurbs, novel-ideas
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message 1: by Anne (new)

Anne I like Ghost best, just the kind of story I adore :)

message 2: by Sara (new)

Sara I like the sound of all of them, but especially "Speeding Tickets and Flowers". The tough biker gang may or may not have been instrumental in this decision :D

message 3: by mc (new)

mc I like all three of them, too (yeah, fat lot of help I'M being). Toss up between two and three, mainly because they are SO different.

Part of me wants to suggest that you do the one that's the most different from your last book, as a break. Are you in the mood/frame of mind for something darker or lighter?

message 4: by Jordan (new)

Jordan Lombard See, that's my problem. I like all three of them myself. I don't know what I'm in the mood for. I feel like I could do any of them with ease.

message 5: by Sinistmer (new)

Sinistmer I vote Ghost! It catches my fancy the most. Good luck with plotting things out and enjoy your vacation!

message 6: by Jordan (new)

Jordan Lombard lol, thanks I will! So far it looks like Ghost might go second. I think I can write Flowers and plot Ghost before November so Ghost might be a Wrimo novel. But we'll see.

Thanks for the thoughts guys!

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