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About “Dangerous Roommate” (Cult of Eros #2): Details About My New Book, Etc.

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It was an early morning in October last year when something stirred inside me. Feeling beyond exhausted, it had been six months of arduous and continuous work, writing, editing, and publishing my first novel. A month before my birthday. A month before entering the club of 30-year-olds feeling oddly accomplished. Because at least I’d granted my 15-year-old self’s wish–becoming an author someday.

Looking back, it had been years of work, spending hours of laborious writing to accomplish something like that. To tell you the truth, even after nine years, I still feel like I’m not professional enough; or that my English isn’t enough. I still feel insecure about my writing style, though I can say I have improved a lot. Take it from my fellow writers. Not me.

About “Dangerous Roommate”

Days after I finished “Dr. Clay,” I continued writing, which unknowingly turned out to become the second book of the Cult of Eros series. Two months after, it already has more than 90,000 words with more than 50 chapters.

Unlike most series, where the plots have to be aligned or something in between those lines, the second book will have an entirely different story, though some characters could appear as supporting characters in any of the sequels.

For instance, Valon was the main character of the first book, while Frank was the supporting character. In the second book, Frank becomes the main character, while Valon becomes the supporting.

Even though it would be a series, I thought of having each book as a standalone book, which means the stories will feature different characters and plots as the series moves forward to the following books.

Why am I doing this? This allows me to expand more characters and their corresponding stories without relying too much on one plotline.

At the same time, this provides me more advantage to tell more stories of each character, living in my head for a long time, who are now desperate to have their lives told and known to people.

If that makes sense, I also thought sharing the chapters with you would be nice, so you would witness how this story would progress. Besides, this is what I have been working on behind the scenes since April 2023.

Most of these chapters are available on Wattpad. So, if you like to read the chapters on the platform (though delayed updates are anticipated), you can read them here.

If you’re curious about its story, here are the book’s details.

1690279988 dangerous roommate uploaded by Mecyll Gaspary on July 25, 2023.

Book title:

Dangerous Roommate (Cult of Eros #2)

Synopsis:

Stefan is a highly skilled thief who has been tasked with stealing the world’s most expensive sculpture, recently sold at an auction. However, he discovers he needs the help of Frank, the artist, who happens to be the department head at San Carlos University, to find it.

Despite his initial reluctance to work with Stefan, Frank agrees to help. As they get closer, Stefan realizes he has developed feelings for Frank beyond their professional relationship.

Will they be able to overcome the obstacles in their way and find love amidst the chaos, or will their differences tear them apart?

Main Characters:

  • Stefan Arellano
  • Frank Zambrano

Supporting Characters:

  • Len Arellano
  • Gunther Zambrano
  • Gertrude Arellano

Author’s Note:

I also thought of publishing these chapters here on Substack and my website, so they would be considered official channels where these chapters could be shared if I encounter problems with publishing them on Wattpad.

In most cases, I have issues with piracy, where platforms take my stories and publish them independently without my permission.

To resolve these issues, as a self-publisher, this is the solution—publishing my stories here and on my website.

By the way, so that you know, this is Draft No. 1 of the manuscript. That means when it’s up for self-publishing, a series of drafts with changes and updated scenes will come as they’re available.

I’ll begin sharing the chapters this week. 🙂

That will be all for now. Hope you have a lovely week and wish your writing success. See you in my next email.

Mecyll (Pen Name: M. Gaspary)


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