Want a big, meaty series jammed full of glitz, good-looking male models, angsty rock stars, and international intrigue? Check out the Runaway Model series– the debut trilogy I dreamed of writing for years.
It all begins with The Runaway Model, a 75,000-word novel about the rise of Kyle from street kid to top model. Kyle’s music blog gets a boost from rumors about his affair with a closeted rock star, but his followers have no idea of the reality of his life on the streets of Vegas. Men? He only lets them get close enough to pick their pockets.
Until Bryce– a wildcatter who struck it rich in North Dakota. He wants one last wild weekend without the bodyguards hovering. The hustler with the sexy English accent seems perfect for no-strings sex. But now Bryce can’t get Kyle out of his head. Especially since that tempting smile is suddenly on every other magazine cover… There are twists and turns, but it comes complete with a Happy For Now ending.
Kyle and Bryce’s big, international love story continues with Runaway Model Book 2, The Runaway Millions.
I originally wrote The Runaway Model and The Runaway Millions as a single honkin’ ginormous oversized beach read of over 150,00 words. Since the story was too big for a newbie novelist to attract editors, I had to break up the novel into two books, but one day I woke up and I knew the perfect opening for The Runaway Millions.— that awkward moment when the jet gets repossessed. Kyle and Bryce have a daunting fight ahead of them, especially after Kyle is deported from America for being an undocumented immigrant, while Bryce is trapped back home fighting to save his company.
In The Runaway Model, they face one real villain– Kyle’s stalker. In The Runaway Millions, it sometimes seems as if the entire world is out to separate them, but they’re going to fight for what they deserve– their place at the top, together.
Can love survive when one man is on his way up while the other is on his way down? Especially when the gossip columns can’t help stirring the pot? The Runaway Millions is a 78,000-word full-length novel that gets Kyle and Bryce to their Happy Ever After– but not before they experience personal tragedy.
There are some trigger warnings for Millions, so check the look inside. There is NO cheating, but since Kyle is a model and close to other models, he does experience tragedy when a close friend is impacted by abuse, eating disorders, and depression. I wanted to be respectful of the fact that not all problems are easily overcome and wrapped up in a bow, but I admit I cried tears while writing one of the later chapters.
The Runaway Father, Runaway Model Book #3, is for the readers who asked to see troubled rock star Stoney find his own happy ending with a younger musician. It’s love at first sight… and then Stoney learns he’s the father to a son he never knew he had. Can Carlin cope with the seemingly endless secrets that shadow Stoney’s life? Is tragedy more difficult to overcome when you’re rich and famous and in the public eye? Perhaps, but Carlin and Stoney will find their happy ending in this 74,000-word action-packed novel. Kyle and Bryce make guest appearances.
Again, check the Look Inside for trigger warnings for Father, because Stoney is not one of these rock stars who parties just to party. He has a genuine struggle to overcome because of abuse he experienced as a child. There’s no cheating and no on-page depiction of abuse, but some readers may find this story disturbing.
There are several bonuses and extras set in this universe…
The prequel to Carlin and Stoney’s story, with all the details of how they first met, is Blackmail Boy, my first published short story on Amazon and one of my most popular. My readers love musicians, and so do I! This story is free everywhere I can figure out how to make it free, so enjoy!
The science fiction/alternative universe short story where Kyle and Stoney end up together is called “Infinity in Blue.” This is a universe where Bryce does not exist, or at least Kyle never runs away to America to meet him. This is the multiverse where anything can happen. Including dragons and spaceships. It won’t be for everybody, but if you like AUs, give it a whirl.
“Unfreezing” is a 27,000-word novella about Kyle’s agent Chance and the story of the real super-agent behind the mask. When Chance emerges as a top screenwriter, he must overcome the trauma in his past so he can achieve his dream of attending the Academy Awards. And then the brilliant younger man he hires to help him turns out to be Chance’s last opportunity to find love. Although there’s no onscreen violence, there are brief references to traumatic events. Kyle has seen only the light, superficial side of Chance, but you’ll see another side in this story.