One Good Turn by Amber Green

Amber Green explains how when writing, nothing turns out like we expect it to,  particularly her Turner & Turner series.  And the opening lines of One Good Turn aren’t what anyone might be expecting. Read on:

My first non-paranormal contemporary story started like this:
“Be sensible, Kendall,” my mother said in the patient tone that can drive me to a seething rage in three seconds flat. “In the video you are, to put it crudely, tanked.”
To put it even more crudely, I’d been tanked enough to let a guy I’d been stupid enough to trust – for a few months anyway – ream my ass until I gave in to his exhortations to squeal like a pig.
The video ended, with a curious delicacy, while I was still just bleating: Ah! Ah!
Helpless noises. An aural demonstration of my pathetic, nonpredatory status. But not as bad as the next moments would have been.
“You must agree to counseling.”
I cleared my throat. “Certainly, Mother. Have you already identified someone willing to help with your unseemly interest in the details of your adult son’s sexuality?”
One Good Turn was to have been the first novella in a set of three, which I expected to see released at roughly four-month intervals.  Real life didn’t follow that schedule.  Two years later, the second book, Turncoat was released; the third, Turnabout, should be available in the same places around the end of May or early June. Meanwhile, one of the characters also appeared in The Golden Boys, a fluffy dick-lit beach read that is currently being reworked, and I’m drafting a related short story, a prequel, from Turner Scott’s POV.
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