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Guest Post: Best Laid Intentions by Talia Carmichael


Finding Common Ground

Sometimes when I write books it’s obvious what draws each character to each other. They have a common ground—that something which makes them a good match. Other times it’s not so obvious even if characters have common interests or things like that. I love doing either type of story and it’s up to me to find that common ground even if there doesn’t seem to be any that is there for anyone to see. Each type of book has its own merits and fun attached to writing it.

With each type of story I get to bring the characters together. I get to let them find out things about each other then find that thing that makes them work. It could be something as simple as enjoying the same TV shows or sports. Or complex as having similar life experiences. No matter which it is, the characters are building something.

In Best Laid Intentions (Impressions #6) my characters have music in common. Savage is a musician and he uses his art to communicate. Whereas Taylor owns a music store and he loves music. His love of music makes him want to extend that to others. He uses his store to do that and the selfless way he does it makes Savage respect the man even more. Savage himself also has things he does that makes Taylor admire him. His teaching Taylor’s brother more about guitars is one of them. Savage has a big heart and has a great sense of humor. As each man gets to know each other beyond the desire they find out more than they expected about each other.

These unexpected discoveries lay the groundwork for them uncovering more about themselves leading them to being a fit for each other. These men tease and open up as they get to know each other. As they do this they become more willing to let each other deeper into their lives. There are sexy moments where they are flirting and tempting each other, which adds even more dimensions to their story. As they get even more used to each other it is n journey they will enjoy. In Best Laid Intentions (Impressions #6) Savage and Taylor experiences twists and turns as they try to figure out if they can work as a couple. That common point of music brings them closer together. There finding common ground makes them have something to build on.


bestlaidintentions_800Blurb: This is book six in the Impressions series, see the full series listing HERE

Taking a risk and going after what he wants leads a man to the most pleasurable of results…

Taylor Noble decides to take a chance on pursuing Savage. Savage makes him crave but Taylor knows that anything beyond the physical would be foolish. He has too much on his plate for a relationship. But he can have a good time… After all, there’s no way Savage would want more. And Taylor certainly doesn’t either… Yet, as he gets to know Savage, Taylor finds himself questioning his plans for fun with no strings.

From their very first meeting, Savage Griffin is drawn to Taylor. There’s something Savage cannot define that’s so different when he sees, thinks or talks to Taylor.

Knowing Taylor is interested gives him the opportunity to explore more about this man who has captured his attention. Savage plans to take advantage of it. Each and every moment—sexual and platonic—brings him closer to Taylor, who captures all his senses. Now it’s just a matter of convincing Taylor that what they share goes way past the physical to the emotional. Yes, emotions are messy but Savage is ready, willing and able to get Taylor to change his best laid intentions and make some new plans.

Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.

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About Talia Carmichael: Talia Carmichael is a romantic who believes that family, no matter if it is by blood or those you choose as family, is integral to who you are. She is an author who writes sexy stories in a variety of genres. She believes in creating stories that encompass all that falling in love or lust entails, from the highs of that first blush of attraction to the lows of not knowing if you can make your coming together as a couple work, and then finally to the acceptance of the reality of making a life together. It’s all about the journey.

Among her books you’ll find contemporary, futuristic, fantasy, and paranormal settings with M/M themes that will have a happily-ever-after. Her books are passionate, intense, and real… to fill the craving. Check out more about Talia at:

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