So, I’ve been promising it all summer, and unfortunately it has taken a while longer than expected. However, What’s Mine, Is Yours is now complete, and entering the beta-reading and editing stage.
The pre-edit draft was 123,000 words long, which would make it about 350-400 pages on a Kindle, I believe. But, the story may work best as two separate books, so that’s the way it’s heading at the moment. I’ve penciled in the first book for a 30 October release, which might be subject to how long the editing process actually takes, but team Max Sebastian often has a fast turnaround once a draft is completed.
I also have another nice cover designed by the fantastic Kenny Wright (who has a number of his own wife-sharing stories close to completion, incidentally… very exciting!).
What’s Mine, Is Yours charts the journey of Sean Ruskin, whose penchant for dating the girlfriends of his friends has meant that through his lifetime, he has kept very few of them. When his own marriage collapses, he finds himself with perhaps only one friend left in the world who will support him and help him back onto his feet. But then, of course, he finds himself irresistibly attracted to his best friend’s wife.
He knows he can’t afford to fall for her, he can’t afford to lose the only friend he has left in the world. But she’s so hot, and flirts so openly with him — even in front of her husband — that it’s difficult to avoid wanting her.
And then his friend hints that perhaps he and his wife do not have an entirely conventional view on marriage and monogamy.
Would a right-thinking man really be happy for his beloved wife to seduce his best friend?
I think last time I mentioned this story on my blog, I was hitting the 75,000-word point, and suspecting it was a bigger story than I’d originally thought. It’s also taken a little longer than expected because of the ongoing serial murder-mystery A Killer of a One Night Stand.
Originally, this story aimed to look at the wife-sharing dynamic from a slightly different perspective than the usual tale you’d get from the husband’s or the wife’s point of view. As the story progresses into the second book, though, it is a little more than just the story of a guy who seduces his best friend’s wife, and ultimately satisfying as a result.
If you like a longer, more in-depth look at wife-sharing, in the frame of the Madeleine trilogy, these books will be for you.
As ever, thanks for reading!