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The Maggie Series

Because the Keely series is coming very soon (oh, wow, too, am I loving it) I’ve put out the whole Maggie series now as a one-click purchase and also available in Kindle Unlimited at least for the next few months. If you’ve never had a chance to read this series before, now’s the time to do it!

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And stay tuned for Finding Keely…


(not really Maggie and Keely, but an illustration…)

80 thoughts on “The Maggie Series

  1. “Wake up Maggie, I think I got something to say to you.
    It’s late September and I really should be back at school…”

    It’s funny how Maggie May fits.

    We hope the novelization of the series does well.

  2. Setting brainstorming is hard! I think I might be literally retreading the thought processes that arrived at the initial Jay/Maggie scenario…

    Or maybe I just have no imagination.

    Working on it!

    1. Keep going! Replication of scenarios is expected—these are essentially the same scenarios over and over—it’s your characters that make a story unique. Their choices should surprise you!

  3. KT, you need to quit stalking people’s instagrams looking for red headed knockouts with Asian friends.

    You have a problem … 🙂

    1. I could totally see that being Keely and Maggie. The redhead looks excited, bubbly, happy…totally open. The other woman looks happy, but reserved…hiding something. They say a picture says a thousand words, and this one does to me. I’d say its a coincidence, but with KT there are no such things.

      I cannot wait for Keely to be published.

    2. JL! You’ve been here the whole time? Don’t be a stranger … jk just found myself wondering where you went one day.

      I had a feeling you were in the weeds waiting for Separate Schools or Maggie to return …

      1. lol…I’ve been lurking, stalking…jk I just got busy with work and the holidays. Been reading all the stories and enjoying them.

      2. Has it only been like a month? I spend way too much time on this board, it feels like I haven’t seen a post from you in a while.

      3. Probably has been longer than a month TBH…a part of me was definitely saving up powder for the Keeley book. I’ve enjoyed the other stories but haven’t felt I could really add anything to the discussion.

    3. Hey, whoah, hey. That’s the same girl with the Max/David Lambert guy in the last few episodes of The Fosters. It just turns out she has a friend who is Korean/German. This Fosters thing continues to freak me out.

  4. I read this one day off of my facebook and damn if it doesn’t track with KT stories! This kind of deep understanding of sexual attraction is one of my biggest draws to KT’s stories.
    Making this topical for Maggie, Maggie’s attraction to Cole, possibly explained by #3? Me thinks.
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/dating-and-mating/201809/4-hidden-forces-drive-female-sexual-attraction

    1. Damn! If the title doesn’t read like a headline on a bad supermarket tabloid, I don’t know what does. I NEED to find out those hidden forces! My God! What have I been missing?

      I don’t agree with any of their findings. I think trying to define attraction is an exercise in futility. Personally, any article that has the number 4 instead of the word “Four” in the title is immediately suspect, even though they do include references. One would have to delve into those references to determine the veracity of the author’s conclusions. Beyond that…

      I’ll tell you what attracted me to Daria at first: She’s fucking hot, yeah that’s base, but it’s true. Beyond that, we just hit it off, completely.

      What gets me is Keely and Cole & Keely and Maggie. That was hard to read for me, but she is pushing Max’s buttons–hard. Moreover, it appears that Maggie is vaginally exclusive with Cole, even though she was pregnant. Or, perhaps she was pushing Max’s buttons, too. I dunno. I’m glad I’m done with the books. 🙂

      Attraction is strange.

    2. @David – You caught me, I totally got clickbaited into reading that title, 4 versus four be damned.

      So we might have beef if you disagree with all four points. Internet feud! You concede that all four points have sources cited and, of course, I haven’t read them either and don’t have my google scholar account through a university library anymore to even pretend to know what the hell is in those articles, but I know that other people in those fields have and had the task of critiquing the claims made by each of those researchers, and were unable to do so to the point where they became established science. The good ole peer-review process. For all of those people to be wrong (which has happened before, obviously) you’d have to claim they all don’t know what they’re doing, or claim there’s a multi-faceted conspiracy to try to convince women they prefer their father’s faces … which … why would they conspire to do that? So, I tend to trust scientists who don’t even claim to give anybody the unadulterated truth, particularly when it comes to the social sciences, opting instead to offer tendencies in people which people easily go against all the time. That’s why social scientists (including language in this article) use non-committal words like, “evidence suggests” or “people are likely,” etc.. It makes it much more believable, and something you can actually argue. But I concede that yes I’m not an endocrinologist, nor play one on t.v., just trust that people who are in that profession are trying their best to produce the best science.

      Would it be weird to be turned on by reading that Grebe, et al. article claiming that even with partners, if estrogen levels are elevated, women are more interested in men outside of their relationship … KT are you writing this down? LOL. Note the wording though, it doesn’t say that women want to do anything with other men when the experience elevated estrogen, just that their interest level increases … So that could be from 0 to like 20, which might hardly move the needle enough to cause any action! I don’t know how they test that but I’m sure they have ways. Now if we throw a couple other factors into the mix we might be talking about a 0 to 100 situation like Jess and Tyler, and KT has a book!

      I know Donk has my back about the Cole/Martin comparisons … Donk do you mind that I call you that? I call you that because, you know, “She got a donk” but maybe your name is Don and I’m literally just realizing it today? Ha

      1. Madeleine A. Fugère, Ph.D. is a real person, a real psychologist, and a professor at Eastern Connecticut University. She’s published and cited. I tried to read one of the papers she cited, but I’m not paying $35.00 for the honor. I’d rather buy elk or blue crabs. Simply because I disagree with her conclusions, doesn’t mean they don’t have weight.

        I’ll concede it all, bro. I don’t want to do the research. I think the 4 items are hidden because they’re arcane and can be reduced to simple phrases.

        1. Selection of mate based on imunity factors;
        2. Selection of mate based on looks;
        3. Selection of mate based on environmental conditioning; and
        4. Selection of mate based on attraction.

        1. Without reading the research I’m giving them the benefit of doubt–folks don’t want to be with someone who is sick, but little is explained in the article how immunity is determined. We’re expected to agree or pay $35. 🙂

        2. Again, without reading the research, nothing is written about how it was determined that women were aroused as stated. I just wonder how it was determined and if there was a control group. Clearly, looks play a factor, but nothing is mentioned about other factors influencing looks–grooming, clothing, odor, etc.

        3. Without reading the research, I can’t disprove or prove the assertion that women are attracted to men who resemble family members, but I can say that I don’t look anything like Daria’s father or mother for that matter. I don’t look anything like her Uncle, either. I don’t resemble them at all. Granted, I’m a poor sample group, but there is no statistical data in the article to support any claim, only assertions with simple citing.

        4. This is something I can agree with. So, I was wrong. Number 4, it is.

        In the end, I wonder how many people actually read the research which led to Dr. Fugère writing this article. I think the article is sloppy for a Dr. I do doubt it was intented to be scrutinized to this level, though. I do think it can be used as justification for character motivation in an erotic story. If anyone can pull that off, KT can.

        So there you go. Let’s play.

      2. @David – I don’t know anything about any of these people, so you’re already more knowledgeable about the authorities we’re barely referencing with legitimacy than I am. Let’s press on with no knowledge of the subject whatsoever (as I flail into the abyss).

        I think you are strawmaning those points to point that you’re rendering each of the general claims totally meaningless, or to your point, arcane. You’ve actually mischaracterized a few of them if you ask me, though.

        Going to the ‘Cyclical and Hormonal Influences’ part of the article, what good science has ever been, manages each factor they can possibly control, so to your second point about ‘other factors’ mattering, they would have had to manage those things to say something like, ‘women prefer men with more masculine faces when they are in their most fertile part in the cycle.’ It probably doesn’t sound as sexy, but if they did their homework right the line should be, ‘women prefer men with more masculine faces when they are in their most fertile part in their cycle, all other things being relatively equal.’

        Looking at the abstract of the article, Little, et al. because that’s all I want to do, it appears they had women rate odor and physical attributes of men, while the researchers must have noted at what point the women were in their cycles. Interestingly, they did a between and within subjects study, meaning they 1) must have compared similar women to each other (between subjects), which to do correctly would mean they would have just about everything be as similar as possible between the women they are comparing EXCEPT for the point in their menstrual cycle (the independent variable), and had them rate the same men and odor (dependent variable). They also 2) did a within subjects test which means they would have had to have the same women take the test twice, once at their most fertile point in their cycle, and once at another time, and compared the results. Without looking at anything, but knowing the basics of social science research and knowing what it takes in order for someone to make the statements this article just throws out there while attaching citations to like you’re ridiculing, it’s pretty interesting and should pass the smell test. Pun intended.

        David, you’re alright in my book, I am quick to defend the social sciences (sciences in general) from people who like to say things that you’re saying, though you’re much more careful and self-aware than other people are. When you say things like, “well I don’t look like Daria’s dad” I get, what’s the word of the late 2010’s, triggered? Anecdotal evidence is a logical fallacy, one that people routinely make. Again you defend your point saying, ‘sample size of one’ but my point is that you saying that does nothing to dispute the validity of careful research …

        … that I know one paragraph of so I’m defending something I know nothing of either …

        I focused on only a couple points that you brought up, but I think I made my point.

        I could go into the pros and cons of between and within subjects designs if you want …

        Oh god, Daria’s right, I am a nerd.

      3. *FYI, I don’t want to misunderstood, I am in no way claiming that you’re wrong that Daria doesn’t like you because you don’t resemble her father in some way. I hope that this goes without saying. I’m just saying it might not be accurate in your particular relationship, but when you’re looking at the world in general, you’re specific case doesn’t do anything to refute a scientific claim. Which, interesting;y, has been cited by almost 50 other articles since and even has another article which is tweaking that research’s claim, done in 2011. So that would seem that the research is growing stronger on that claim.

      4. Strawmanning? I don’t think so. I’m not refuting your points, I focused on the article, stating why I think it’s flawed. Hell, if the author said, “42 percent” of the women in study group A which was comprised of… ” you get my point, right? 🙂

        The article said they did have to rate odor, but not how they had to rate it and what the odors were in relation to the shape of the male face. It would have been simple to include a list of odors. “This guy smells like shit, but his jaw is strong!” or “This guy smells like fresh hay, so what if his jaw isn’t quite square?”

        My point is, a lay person (okay, I’ve got degrees in computer science, not social sciences) should think critically when presented by an article like this one. They should question methods when none are presented and while you explain methods, you don’t know for certain if those methods were followed because unless you read the references, you can’t know that with any kind of certainty.

        And no, I’m not trying to argue logically, but I’m not presenting fallacious points.

        I think you’re alright, too. I’m just a bit anal when I read stuff like this article.

        But if I’m the man, then he’s the man, and you’re the man, as well… 🙂

        It’s early. I’m going back to bed.

      5. Yeah, the purpose of these articles is not to give you specifics, they are supposed to be a general public invitation to what psychology teaches us, and for people that are so inclinced, to learn more, aka, read those articles. Unless you do that then yeah, you’ll be unsatisfied to read such direct statements as these articles make.

        I’ll be more clear that my point about strawmanning was how you summarized the claims of each paragraph when each of those paragraphs were not claiming what you were saying they were. Or at least they were being way more specific in what they were ultimately saying. If you make them as general as you did you render the whole exercise as a meaningless point which was your objection, but that’s only how you interpreted the claim.

        1. Selection of mate based on immunity factors;
        2. Selection of mate based on looks;
        3. Selection of mate based on environmental conditioning; and
        4. Selection of mate based on attraction.

        Those characterizations just overgeneralize the specific points made in the paragraphs, to the point where of course you could interpret those as arcane. Surely you see a difference (in #2) between “people select mates based on their looks” and “women are likely to find masculinity more or less attractive at different stages of fertility.”

        But when you say, “You don’t know they followed those methods,” I’m just again going to reiterate, that’s what the journal article that was cited claimed they were able to determine. If they followed the scientific method that would have been how the research would have been carried out, and if the article was peer-reviewed and published, you (or I) can be reasonably assured as a layperson that they must have followed that methodology or else they would have had to go back to the drawing board with a big fat, “Better luck next time, doc” and the article wouldn’t exist.

        To the fact that it doesn’t say 42% blah, I don’t think that the social sciences are sexy enough to do that. It would have probably been something like, self-reported ratings of attraction increased on average 1 point on a scale of one to ten based on when women were in their most fertile point in their cycle. Statistically significant or else again the research wouldn’t have been published, but relationships in social sciences are never as precisely one-to-one as the hard sciences, so it could be that whatever thing they are measuring only helps elevate attraction by some small, ultimately inconsequential amount. I would still find that interesting, because humans are complex as fuck so to find something that moves the needle even slightly is a big deal, but to someone who wants to find things that are sure fire panacea’s of attraction, they probably won’t find psychological research to be that worthwhile.

      6. If I’m guilty of a fallacy, it’s in those four items: Oversimplification. I don’t think I am guilty as such, because it’s my interpretation, but it’s cool to disagree. I’ve never been a person who can’t be wrong. Oversimplification because I believe in the KISS principle. Throughout my life (I’m 33, btw, so I’m still young enough to change shit and not get grumpy), especially defending academic thesis, I made damn sure to do things that were easy for other people to understand (not that I’m overly smart) and thus, easy for me to defend. Here, in this case, one thing we both need to realize is this: The author likely had space constraints and had to make her points in that limited space.

        Unfortunately, in so doing, it seems to me she made compromises that affected her presentation and clearly made me question the veracity of her statements. I wouldn’t have written the article, but she did a good job, but she didn’t convince me. The only reference I tried to verify, the first reference, I found an abstract on the NIH site. From there, it’s a click to a site and pay to get the rest. In my way of thinking, and I may be wrong, let me know, if I were going to include references in a magazine article, I’d make damn sure they were available at no charge and anyone could get them. It doesn’t mean she’s wrong, but to me, it’s bad form and makes me want to discount her claims. When I wrote papers (which were published) in grad school and needed to use references, they were public domain and freely available. So, again, it’s just me.

        So, as far as her references go, I don’t know what method was used. I didn’t read them. For the sake of argument, or lack thereof, it makes not one bit of sense to me to not include statistically relevant data. The only thing coming close to data, that I remember, is the author stating that none of the women were married. I would think such a study would use a wide cross section of people. Granted, not everyone wants to have their arousal measured, but we don’t know how arousal was measured, based entirely on the article. We only vaguely know what was shown to produce arousal.

        I don’t want to be hostile, I don’t want to be dismal.
        But I don’t want to rot in an apathetic existence either.

      7. I mean how can I disagree when you use Tool lyrics to conclude your point …

        I will leave this discussion where it is, I think the research has a lot of face validity, but we can disagree on that.

        I know this point isnt lost on you when I say this, but I only brought the article up because I thought of KT several times throughout reading it and because its going to be a long weekend waiting for this upcoming Six Weeks …

      8. Agreed. I just hope I didn’t come across as an asshole, because I’m not. I’m a nerd, not an asshole. I apologize if I’ve offended you, TBTH or anyone here. It was not my intention at all. I would feel horrible if I did offend anyone. Fuck! I feel horrible now (and that’s the truth, it’s not to get sympathy). It’s probably time I back off a bit.

      9. Dont feel bad, I wasnt offended and appreciate your Michigander need to make sure no one was hurt. I too have that Michigan bred impulse.

        I was just trying to wrap the discussion in a nice conclusory bow, which I have a compulsion to try to do.

      10. Thanks, TBTH. 🙂 I’m sincerely relieved. I don’t know about Michigander stuff, but I’ll take it. 🙂 Thank you! I sometimes get a bit carried away and apologize, regardless.

        Oh, and I don’t know if anyone caught it, but Fernando Alonso showed he was the best driver in the world again over the weekend. We didn’t go to Daytona to see it, though. Kinda glad about that–it rained a lot.

        New books… Progress meter… Anticipation… Hand wringing (not really)… Take our money, KT!

        Dave

      11. @ Dave

        You don’t think Michiganders get a rep for not trying to offend? Maybe it’s just a stereotype. I feel like I get assumed to be a “golly gee shucks” midwesterner out here in the east coast, and I can see it, to be honest …

        Here’s something I’ll say about that whole conversation we had about ‘masculinity affecting women at different times.” I don’t want it to be confused that I interpret that research to mean that I think women want wholly different men at different times of their cycle. I just think it shows that women’s interest in things about men might change (or more accurately, be emphasized) based on that time of the month. Which I find to be to intuitively correct, thinking women will want to be held in one instance or left alone in another, etc. It’s just part and parcel of female attraction, that sometimes their mood will determine what it is they want. I think that that type of research is showing (with scientific evidence instead of just hear-say) that attraction isn’t a stable trait, necessarily. That women might reprioritize what things they find attractive based on other factors than just their personality. Their personality might be the main driver of what they find attractive, but maybe the desire to procreate might push certain criteria to the forefront of their mind. I tend to think that this kind of thing would manifest itself within the confines of a relationship moreso than anything else, by far, and maybe dudes should try to catch on to their women’s cycle, and show up sweaty from the gym around certain times of the month, just in case, lol. But KT gets to toy with the concept at an extreme level (with class and realism, mind you), which, you could argue is also highly plausible. In KT’s stories, a dude might be at his highest testosterone and letting out pheromones from the gym, but KT’s girls want top of the line masculinity at that time of the month, and that ain’t necessarily their hubby/SO.

        Anyways, I’m not trying to say Dave thought I meant anything else than above, but I wanted to say my piece there. I love the radio silence from KT, because I know that means she’s cooking, you can smell it.

      12. Geez, I’m obsessed with commas these days … I hope it’s not distracting!

      13. TBTH,

        I’m not a native Michigander, neither is Daria. I was born in Texas and raised in Virgina Beach, VA and Reston, VA. I came to Michigan right after I finished school in 2008, started a business (Networking and Network Security), and went from there. Daria was raised in FL by her Aunt and Uncle (we call them our parents to each other and Mom and Dad to them). Daria came to Michigan after school, too. I see part of what you say in other people, mostly male, from Michigan. I have to tell you the women I dated before I met Daria (Daria worked for a customer of mine) were way different from the women I dated in Northern, VA and Maryland. I won’t go into specifics because I don’t want to piss off anyone else. 😉 As far as I go, I’ve always sort of fallen on my sword when I think I’m barking up the wrong tree or with other things.

        As far as attraction goes. 🙂 Daria and I were attracted to each other when we first met and cemented that attraction on an afternoon before a Father’s Day weekend. Other than a six week period a relatively long time ago, and for business obligations, we’ve never been apart for longer than twenty-four hours. Whether or not it was based on anything cyclic, I don’t know. I know I dressed really well for my first meeting with Daria and she was dressed extremely well, too. She smelled damn good, as well. I think because I didn’t want to pay to do further research really colored my opinion of the article as did the “4”.

        When I argue a point, I tend to nitpick. I’ve been that way ever since I can remember. I find something amiss and I pick at it until I unwravel the mystery, get other information, or simply think it’s not worth it if I’m arguing that point with someone. I do the latter because I don’t want to damage anything between that “someone” and me. Daria can vouch for me on that. She’s seen it first hand, many times.

        So, please excuse my long explanation this time around. I thought it might be beneficial to tell you a bit about me/us so you could better understand that I truly meant no harm in our debate.

        I will say that one thing about KT’s books that in my experience in my marriage and from what I’ve read and actually believe from forums (I think most of the forum stuff is BS) is that KT gets it right. In hotwife situations, the wife usually goes too far at least once–how the couple deals with that is criticial. Someone on OHW wrote that being in a hotwife relationship will expose every single insecurity you’ve got in the rawest way possible. They were right. KT’s stories are perfect in that regard. That’s why I’d truly like to see HE continued–that damn epilogue. It’s also why KT’s LHW, Maggie, and many other stories work. We’ve been there and survived. It’s much easier to focus on each other.

        Dave

      14. Oh, TBTH, I didn’t notice you obessively using commas. I will be on the lookout next time. 🙂 I have an excuse for my written errors! I can come up with one or more. 🙂

    3. So I just learned that Donkatsu is a Japanese fried pork cutlet dish and now it all makes sense. I feel more cultured.

      I still want to call you Donk.

      1. [my] Carol gave me that name a long time ago.

        OT, when how possibly will KT use that greatest of lines from Mountie Do-right: “I’m not puny.”

    4. I guess I’m a thread killer.

      1. Hardly … for me, I’m just waiting with bated breath for the next thing to be released.

  5. You mean Cole looks like this Dutch naval officer?

    https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fc8.alamy.com%2Fcomp%2FHWE4KT%2Fofficer-of-the-dutch-navy-HWE4KT.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.alamy.com%2Fstock-photo-officer-of-the-dutch-navy-136149996.html&docid=BGgh9tKpJqnQnM&tbnid=OVcSMQU8bclCkM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwiy687LhYfgAhXRUt8KHRirCsMQMwhtKCAwIA..i&w=1300&h=956&itg=1&client=safari&bih=969&biw=1508&q=dutch%20naval%20officer%20in%20uniform&ved=0ahUKEwiy687LhYfgAhXRUt8KHRirCsMQMwhtKCAwIA&iact=mrc&uact=8

    1. Not enough stubble. Then again, it wasn’t a close-up.

    2. Uncanny.

  6. Wow KT looks like you had a burst of creativeness! Six projects in the works! Looking forward to “OBSESSED 3” and its’ cast of interesting characters. “SIX WEEKS IN WINTER 1” intriguing title! Sorry to see that the landlord series is coming to an end was looking forward more twists and turns for Jonny and Charlie. Maybe we’ll see them back in a follow on work?

  7. Soooooo not that I’ve been counting down the days or anything but is there still something planned for tomorrow, KT?

  8. Soooooooo not that I’ve been counting the days or anything, but have you still got something planned for tomorrow, KT?

    1. SORRY, EVERYONE!

      Yes, it will be ready in a few days but that will put me into Friday, and I don’t post books to Amazon on Fri, Sat, or Sun. I’m afraid the new book won’t be live until Monday. I have real world excuses, so please forgive me! Weather related problems—I hope you’re staying warm wherever you are. My weather problems are very fitting given the scenario in the book that’s coming out…

      1. Looking forward to it!

    2. Stupid Polar Vortex …

      Very fitting though, as you mention, given the title …

  9. I just read the last Maggie for the last time. I was so angry the first time I read it, because I knew Cole married MGgie, that I missed half of it. Now with time to calm down, how long has it taken.? 6 12? Months that’s how much it effected me, I can say it’s a really great read and will stand the test of time. I’m really looking forward to the Keely books to learn how they went from the weekend 6 years previously to this outcom.
    Great work again kt even if it took me ages to really appreciate it.

    1. Thank you so much. It affected me, too, so I’m glad when other people get it.

      Even though I’m writing the Keely series and it takes place in a much happier time, though it is fraught with the angst of discovery—Keely finding out her bf’s kinks, and learning the truth about her friend Maggie, and the truth about her bf Max—someone posted something on my old site this morning, quoting my last paragraph of Maggie and even though I wrote it so long ago, it got me tearing up! What the heck is wrong with me?

      I hope you find the Keely story as fun and touching and nostalgic as I did; there isn’t the fear of how things will turn out because we know in a few years Maggie will marry Cole and Keely and Max will be happy together, but I do take them on a journey.

      1. Even if you know the ending, the journey to it still offers surprises. I vividly remember one specific moment in the final chapter of Maggie where you could see Keely still held some uneasiness about her Maxy and his feelings for Maggie. I really will enjoy seeing that play out over the course of a book. Getting her perspective on this whole thing is gonna be so great.

      2. I am too, I am looking forward to getting to know this Keely character because right now I feel kind of neutral about her. All throughout you think you know everything there is to know about the people in this story and then all of a sudden this red head shows up, and everyone seems to know her and she’s cool but I’m like, “Yeah ok, but I don’t know you like that,” lol.

    2. Hey KT, I was always bitter about the ending but it oddly fit. It was tough to see things end not in the way I wanted or hoped to see. Also a very long series that left me hoping for a better ending for all involved. I didn’t really care for Cole at all and was hoping a horrible ending for him. In the end I think this series ended up opening a new series with Keely in the mix.

  10. Desperate to get back to it…@Tracey52, I felt the same way. I was so angry with the outcome of maggie it took me months to get over it. Yet here I am looking for my next read.

    DW

    1. DW – Since we’ll be waiting longer … 🙂 You want to know what is one of the micro-moments that sticks out to me from the Maggie series? In Discovering Maggie, Cole and Maggie deciding to go on their date. I have a clear visual of the moment Maggie puts on the dress that Cole picks out, when she twirls for him but tries to maintain her view of his expression as she does her spin. Wrecked.

  11. Honestly being a Game Of Thrones reader among other fantasy and sci-fi plus of course Horror. I found the Maggie ending upsetting but was it upsetting like a certain Red Wedding I remember reading about? I don’t think so. It was aggravating because mostly I wanted Maggie and Max together, unfortunately it didn’t happen. On the upside though, would they have truly been happy together? I don’t think they would have been. Keeley on the other hand made him happy or at least it looked like she did.

  12. Hope the weather is not too big of an issue for you keep safe and warm! I wish I could say I feel guilty sitting here is SoCal. We expecting rain the next few days and we need the surplus to bring us back to normal.
    Maggie series is great just can’t get to upset at how it all turned out, that is how life is, people make the best choices for their selves. It’s not selfish it’s honesty! it all will work out in the end. What if they married and then have kids the divorce the you got kid suffering with split parents etc. Happy couples make good parents make health environment for good children!
    Marriage was created because fucking makes babies. Babies are expensive but very valuable assets to the tribe! Solution marriage and a general communal desire to protect the groups children. My two cents!
    I’d better go put another log on the fire it’s going to drop down into the 40’s later :).

  13. (As the wait continues)

    Anyone watching ‘You’ on Netflix?

    I am endlessly fascinated with this series, I’m not sure if i hate it or love it. It’s about a seemingly normal, if slightly more intelligent, guy meeting a girl and doing literally whatever it takes to be with her.

    Watching this series finally had me realizing what KT and some of her readers experience with her books, where they have had so much anxiety about what was happening they had to stop it. This show was so much cringe, every scene was laced in it. It was painful, but I was compelled by some weird force to continue.

    This story is cuck-esque too in a lot of ways. Described as such because I dont know how else to. The reality is that this woman in this guys life has no business being there, hes just manipulated her universe to have him be in it.

    He had some good advice for her to be fair …

    1. Yeah I loved You… What a psychopath but interestingly found a way to make him somewhat sympathetic.

    2. What I found deeply unsettling about that dude’s character is how on point he is in every other aspect of his life. He is a manipulater, stalker, and murderer, but he’s kind to Paco (that kid), a seemingly nice level headed guy in most ways and makes great points that help people achieve their own goals …

      That’s one of the elements of the story that eats at you throughout. Its kind of similar to the phenomenon of ‘uncanny valley.’ You justhave that eerie feeling that something is off about the whole deal, even when all the ‘good person’ signs are lighting up.

      1. what is interesting is how his girlfriends do end up cheating on him. He grows vindictive, but dare I wonder does it turn him on?

      2. It is interesting that history repeated itself with two of his girlfriends, albeit for seemingly different reasons.

      3. well luckily Netflix picked it up so we’ll see what Season 2 will bring.

    3. Just started binging tonight (almost done Six Weeks, but I was starting to see double!). This is the story I wish I wrote. I’m writing two right now that are similar, but boy is this great. Totally great. Is it just me or is there a Maggie vibe happening here, too? Her friends are somewhat similar to the circles Maggie would be in (a little cartoonish [or maybe that’s more currently accurate, what do I know]). And okay, how ’bout this?—Beck has a spanking fetish alluded to (I know, it’s false) and a Daddy thing with her dad, and her dad is from Nantucket (a quick boat ride around the Brenton Reef from Maggie’s RI home) whose name is, hold on, let me check, yeah, his name is Martin Beck. Martin Beck.

      https://media.giphy.com/media/3o7TKz8M7TBuEQ3oac/giphy.gif

      1. https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/022/524/tumblr_o16n2kBlpX1ta3qyvo1_1280.jpg

        (Hope that worked) Lol! You might need sleep.

        Jk, I knew there was a reason why it felt right bringing this up here! It feels like it belongs in the KT universe, just stylistically, the vibe and themes. Beck could be Maggie esque, wow I didnt think about that! I feel like Maggie would have become Peach if she didn’t meet Max now that I think about it, lol. Totally Carol.

        I’m also shocked I never latched on to the Martin Beck/Martin Becker connection, that’s remarkable. Tenuous, but holy shit, that name.

      2. This photo couldn’t be more fuckin’ accurate, ha ha!

      3. Double checked, and the Becker/Beck connection is a little more tenuous, his name was Edwin.

      4. Edwin MARTIN Beck (seriously—it’s on his facebook page)

        https://media.giphy.com/media/A7bHHiMN2K5qg/giphy.gif

      5. (but I will say, I may have been looking down and then looked up quickly to see the facebook page and only seen Martin and maybe it’s possible that I had been drinking bourbon)

      6. @KT – Right? That Charlie Day meme fits how I totally ran through that series applying a KT story filter to it. Too many of your stories are polluting my brain and every story I come across that involves love and betrayal has to check in with the KT archetypes first before my brain is allowed to be interpret them, haha.

  14. I’m dying. KT, please … lol

    1. *Good vibes*

      You got this, KT! Good luck to you wherever you’re at in the publishing process!

  15. Hopefully the next two books will be available this week! Been checking up to see if KT has submitted them or not.

    1. It seems strange that she hasn’t at least let us know it’ll need to be delayed longer. Makes me think she’s almost there …

      That or she’s finally ran away with Omar.

      1. well she just started editing which means we should be expecting one out today or tomorrow.

      2. My KT decoder ring is getting better!

  16. KT, when is the latest you like to launch before you start to worry about the Weekend Skin Police? (Future reference with present applications, obvi).

    1. I won’t upload on Fri, Sat, or Sun. I don’t even know if it’s true or not anymore so it’s probably superstitious at this point. But the truth is any time I’ve run into trouble has been on a weekend submission.

      Six Weeks has been submitted!

    2. Supreme news! I only ask because I know that the window between submission and actually being live is really broad, so I wondered if that means you cut things off at like Thursday 10pm, etc.

      I’ve noticed your dungeoned works seem to be around the weekend so I totally get it.

      So fucking glad I’ve got something to read this weekend!

      1. I think Six Weeks is live already. This series is more like Separate Schools, more concentration on the people and their relationships than the act of sex so it is categorized as romance…

      2. It’s not live yet where I am at but will probably be so later.

  17. My wife made me swear to behave, so I will. Yeah.
    While you’re clicking refresh, have this playing in the background:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8J9_fXst0k
    It’s around 28 minutes of one Dream Theater song titled, “In the Presence of Enemies” the live version.

    Can’t wait!

    “…Angels fall, all for you, heretic…”

  18. Not live here, either. Even went to amazon.ca… Oh, well… click, wait, repeat…

    while no_book_yet==true
    {click refresh;
    wait 60}

  19. It’s up on amazon.ca, but not .com… y’all suck! 🙂

  20. My little program worked… 🙂 Got it… thanks, KT.

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