“No one knows, do they?” / “Knows what?” / “How much pain you’re in.” – Eric North

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The love was so deep that it gave me chills. A must read.”

Actor Eric North has been cast in the movie based on Nico’s latest novel. When he pays a visit to Nico to research the role, he finds the writer drunk, half-naked, and asleep on a floatie in his swimming pool. Eric is too old. Too jaded. Too deep in the closet. It’s a bad idea from the start, but the more time they spend together, the harder it is to deny the attraction between the two of them.

Tropes / Warnings Include:

  • Older Man / Younger Man
  • Light BDSM
  • Puppy Play
  • Gay Romance
  • In-the-closet Drama
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Mental Illness
  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks

His Secret Muse

I’m his secret. But he’s my muse.

I’m afraid you’ve met me at the very end of my life.
I’m suffering from an untreatable condition called a lack of muse.
My inspiration has dried up.
I’m a has-been. Washed up. Drunk.

I sell the rights to my last novel to a movie producer.
Now I can wash my hands clean of the whole business.
Au revoir, writing career.

Until he shows up.

Salt-and-pepper beard climbing his strong jawline.
Dark frown on his perpetually grumpy face.
Bright blue eyes that betray the flicker of hope inside of him.

Celebrity actor Eric North comes to me to talk about the movie, but stays for the company.
Our romance is forbidden. It’s a bad idea. He’s so deep in the closet, he has to pay taxes to Narnia.
But he makes me smile. For the first time in a long time.

Is this the kiss of inspiration? Or something more?

Bonus Content:

Pinterest Board: I use Pinterest Boards constantly while writing. Usually, I’ll split my screen between one of my inspiration boards and my writing document. It helps me to get into the mood of the story. I have an aesthetic inspiration board for His Secret Muse, which you can check out below.