“Kissing and Other Forms of Sedition”
When a global crisis threatens to go nuclear, the world tips upside down and spills out Graham Wilcox’s unspoken feelings for Cadence Martel. Cadence is equal parts shocked and delighted by his confession, but one night of passion isn’t enough. So the new lovers set out on a road trip to save the world.
“The Fourth Estate”
Reporter Drew Orlov wants to write about the corrupt president hurting regular Americans, but readers only care about the bombshells penned by his rival Brynn Allen. When he goes after Brynn’s high-level source, though, he finds himself snagged on more complicated—and personal—feelings. Brynn’s been working her tail off and doesn’t have time for Drew, even if he does look good when he smolders, and they’re soon locked in a tussle for the truth with their hearts on the line.
Public defender Maddie Clark doesn’t want to be a candidate for the state senate—but she’s running. Her high school nemesis turned campaign advisor Adam Kadlick shouldn’t be back home working on elections—but he is. They definitely should avoid falling for each other—but they won’t.
Contains previously released material.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- How do I get it? It’s now called The One You Crave, and as of 2/21/22, these three stories (plus another never before published novella) are available again at e-book retailers and in print.
- How long is Dispatches? 50K. The collection includes three novelettes plus an epilogue for “Kissing and Other Forms of Sedition” and deleted scenes for “The Fourth Estate.”
- Are there any content notes? On-page sex and alcohol use; profanity; on-page stress and anxiety about current affairs; references to drug use, incarceration, and exploitation of prisoners; extensive political discussion.
- Were these stories previously published? Yes. They appeared in Rogue Desire, Rogue Affair, and Rogue Hearts, respectively.
- What’s the heat level? “Kissing and Other Forms of Sedition” is hot but not erotic; the other two are kisses only.
- Are these standalones? Yes. These stories are independent from one another and from everything else I’ve written. There are a couple Easter Eggs for The Easy Part, but it’s not part of that series.
- I don’t like politics. Should I still read the book? I hesitate to tell a reader not to pick up one of my books, but if you hate politics, this one might not be for you. I would characterize “Kissing and Other Forms of Sedition” as a slightly zany, rom-com-y meditation on the Twenty-fifth Amendment, “The Fourth Estate” as enemies-to-lovers while investigating government corruption, and “Run” as an election-set call to action. They’re all resistance romances. You’re on board with that or you’re not, and I certainly don’t fault you if that doesn’t sound like your thing.