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A Poll! Help me choose the next BOYS BEHAVING BADLY theme! (Contest)
Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…Ellen Wulf!

Silver SoldiersI know… Silver Soldiers released less than a month ago (and I hope you’ve all read it!), but it’s time for me to think about the next one because these things take time to pull together.

Last week, I asked for you all to offer up ideas for the theme for the next volume of sexy Boys Behaving Badly short stories. Below, I have a poll with some of those ideas listed. I’m not married to any of them, although some already have ideas percolating in my head…

I need themes that authors can take and run with. Themes that are broad enough that authors won’t be writing the same stories—meaning, something that would lend itself to different genres (contemporary, historical, sci-fi, paranormal) and settings (earthly places, outer space).

Not only do I need to appeal to readers, but I also have to attract writers to the project. So, help me out as I consider which themes will intrigue both readers and writers.

The Poll

Vote for your favorite themes. You can choose up to three. For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card, let me know which appealed the most and if you can “see” possible stories! Also, if there’s a theme not mentioned here, but that you think might work, tell me about it!

Which themes appeal to you the most for the next Boys Behaving Badly Anthology? Choose up to 3 themes!

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22 comments to “A Poll! Help me choose the next BOYS BEHAVING BADLY theme! (Contest)”

  1. Ava Cuvay
    · June 6th, 2023 at 8:59 am · Link

    Gah!!! So many awesome choices!!

  2. flchen
    · June 6th, 2023 at 9:16 am · Link

    Ooh… I can envision some fun ideas from this batch of possibilities! My pick is the secret identities… especially if both characters are being Clark Kent, so to speak…

  3. Eileen Airey
    · June 6th, 2023 at 9:35 am · Link

    What great ideas. It was hard to pick. Too bad you can’t use them all. I bet you would be able to interest a lot of authors with that. First come first served. If they drag there feet they may no get the one they like. It would also interest a lot of readers. Oh I almost forgot. My choices are Time Travelers, M.C. and Made to order husbands. How about combining all three. That would make an interesting read. Time traveling M.C. mail order husbands.

  4. Courtney Kinder
    · June 6th, 2023 at 10:07 am · Link

    Great options! I like MC and Secret Identities.

  5. Diane Sallans
    · June 6th, 2023 at 10:33 am · Link

    the variety is fun – not to sure bout pleasure bot & I don’t know what MC is

  6. Eniko
    · June 6th, 2023 at 10:50 am · Link

    Secret Identities YESSSS
    Pleasure bots YESSSSS

  7. Ellen Wulf
    · June 6th, 2023 at 10:50 am · Link

    How about big, brawny oil rig workers, past and present… or mountain rescuers, or small western town sheriffs…past and present. Or maybe the handsome farmer next door (could be grapes, vegetables, beef, or dairy. Or maybe a group of traveling veterinarians who visit remote towns….possibilities are endless… about archeologists!

  8. Pamela Reveal
    · June 6th, 2023 at 11:11 am · Link

    I love SHIFTERS….. MC…… BAD BOYS
    Oh a bad boy MC who survived a horrible event while undercover with his secret identity comes out from the small town he os from and put him in danger lol oh and he may ir may not be a shifter lol

  9. Colleen C.
    · June 6th, 2023 at 11:46 am · Link

    Secret Identities

  10. Beverly
    · June 6th, 2023 at 2:14 pm · Link

    That’s a great list. Second Chances are always appealing to me. And the made to order….mail order brides or husbands can be done from historical right through contemporary really. And Bad Boys next door are always fun..

  11. flchen
    · June 6th, 2023 at 5:13 pm · Link

    @Diane Sallans, I think MC usually stands for Motorcycle Club…

  12. Mary Preston
    · June 6th, 2023 at 7:34 pm · Link

    So many great choices.

  13. Gayle Lazur
    · June 6th, 2023 at 8:53 pm · Link

    So many great choices but I am going with Made to Order, MC and Sports Heroes. It will be interesting to see how this turns out.

  14. Deb Robinson
    · June 7th, 2023 at 6:31 pm · Link

    When I read the suggestion of mail order husbands, from your earlier blog, I was hit with ideas and think this reverse trope would appeal to many.
    I also love the survivors theme because you really can have a lot of fun with it and there will be many possible storylines.

  15. Sara D
    · June 7th, 2023 at 10:46 pm · Link

    I love second chance because it can be any ages, any gender, shifter, and is total open to what floats the authors boat. Teachers can also be open as there are so many grade levels from single parent of a Kindergarten child who falls for teacher, to Professor who realizes he/she is falling for a student (forbidden). Not sure about time travelers though.

  16. BN
    · June 8th, 2023 at 12:24 am · Link


  17. Latifa Morrisette
    · June 8th, 2023 at 9:02 am · Link

    So many great options

  18. Ann Ivey
    · June 8th, 2023 at 10:33 am · Link

    Some great themes. I chose bad boy next door, MC, and Small Towns.
    I also like mountain rescue, smoke jumpers, a series set in Alaska…

  19. Debra Shutters
    · June 8th, 2023 at 1:21 pm · Link

    So many choices hard to choose just 3 🙂

  20. Jennifer Beyer
    · June 8th, 2023 at 8:32 pm · Link

    I feel like they are all good choices but I think small town could be another point to add to any of the other story ideas. I can’t wait to see what you decide!

  21. kerry jo pruett
    · June 10th, 2023 at 3:47 pm · Link

    they all would be great!

  22. Colleen
    · June 17th, 2023 at 11:54 pm · Link

    Billionaire Bosses, Secret Identities and Sports Heroes!

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