Hello everyone! We’re so excited for Open Skye to be hosting the cover reveal for our upcoming novella, Heart of Glass.
This is the third story in the “Lawyers in Love” series, and by far the longest, but it’s a story that simply had to be written, because Asher and Zach insisted! From the minute we started discussing it, these characters leapt forward and began speaking to us in a way we couldn’t ignore. For a writer, having characters spring to life like that is something we live for — it makes telling their story so much easier when they want it told!
From the blurb, you can see it’s a story about mistaken identity. But it’s also about the walls people build around their fragile hearts to protect them from hurt. We’ve all felt vulnerable from time to time, haven’t we? For Zach, his vulnerability is a belief that he’s not good looking or outgoing enough to attract the man of his dreams. Yet Asher also suffers from a lack of faith in himself – in his fear that he will turn out to be exactly like his faithless father, that he’ll end up hurting others and therefore himself. Yet Asher and Zach are each exactly what the other needs most — if they can only stop protecting their fragile hearts and trust one another!
We hope you’ll give Heart of Glass, and Asher and Zach a chance to steal your heart – the way both of them stole ours.
Love you all!
Ari and McKay
Fear of being like his unfaithful father has put high walls around
senior litigator Asher Caldwell’s heart. Can former district attorney Zach
Richardson knock them down to reveal the passionate man beneath the
commitment-phobic workaholic, or will Zach’s own jealousy destroy what
they’re trying to build?
A new life and a new love—that’s what Zach’s hoping for when he
leaves the DA’s office and lets his friends give him a makeover. But the
jury’s still out on whether the experiment was a success. His new look gets
the attention of his boss and secret crush, Asher Caldwell, and leads to a
seduction. Unfortunately, to Zach’s horror he learns that Asher assumed
he was a paid escort. Asher is equally mortified to discover he had sex
with an employee. Even so, the encounter meant a lot to both men, and
they want to give dating a shot. Their romance born out of mistaken
identity might work if Zach can trust Asher to be satisfied with the love of
only one man… and if Asher can trust himself.
Ari McKay is the professional pseudonym for Arionrhod and McKay, who have been writing together for over a decade. Their collaborations encompass a wide variety of romance genres, including contemporary, fantasy, science fiction, gothic, and action/adventure. Their work includes the Blood Bathory series of paranormal novels, the Herc’s Mercs series, as well as two historical Westerns: Heart of Stone and Finding Forgiveness. When not writing, they can often be found scheming over costume designs or binge watching TV shows together.
Arionrhod is a systems engineer by day who is eagerly looking forward to (hopefully) becoming a full time writer in the not-too-distant future. Now that she is an empty-nester, she has turned her attentions to finding the perfect piece of land to build a fortress in preparation for the zombie apocalypse, and baking (and eating) far too many cakes.
McKay is an English teacher who has been writing for one reason or another most of her life. She also enjoys knitting, reading, cooking, and playing video games. She has been known to knit in public. Given she has the survival skills of a gnat, she’s relying on Arionrhod to help her survive the zombie apocalypse.
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ari-Mckay/266185570179748