I wrote a pair of books with Amazon erotica bestselling author Ben Boswell, and they’re now available over at Amazon. Parallel Lines: An Experiment in Temptation is a story about a married couple who have been together for ten years, and while they’re not exactly in a rut, they’re in…something. So they decide to try an experiment: they’ll each have flings with one other person. Of course, nothing’s ever that simple, right?
The books were something of an experiment in collaboration, too. I’d written Ian’s Obsession in parallel with Kirsten McCurran’s Because He’s Watching a couple years ago, but this was different. Ben and I weren’t just writing different sides of the same story. We weren’t writing from the perspective of different characters looking in on a shared experience. We were writing the same story. Meg has parts of me and Ben in her. So does Mal. Similarly, the storyline was shaped by the two of us, with each of us bringing our strengths and preferences to it.
Were we successful? I think so. Probably beyond anything I’d imagined, actually. The story that we forged was a lot more powerful and poignant than I could have hoped for. But that’s just my opinion. Read them for yourselves and tell us yours!