There Was a Storm in My Brain!

Today has been a productive day! I wanted to write more in the story that’s been occupying me, but then my brain went on a tangent instead, and I started coming up with different story ideas that may or may not be short stories, but either way could be made into books.  Then after three story ideas I thought, what about a flower themed book series.  I remember reading a series of books once that had flowers on the covers.  I couldn’t tell you what the significance of the flowers were to the stories, nor can I really remember the author, but I liked the idea of the flowers for the covers.  Then I remembered that there are flower names that double as baby names.  So I started compiling a list of names that worked that way, and chose seven, then things snowballed from there until my three story ideas were absorbed by the series!  It’s going to be a romance series, and I’m okay with that.  In fact, I’m ready to own my love of Romance.  So, you are warned what this is going to be about, and if you still want to know more of what I’ve been up to, read on!

Precious Garden Series-  Seven siblings named after plants in their mother’s greenhouse.  They are as different as the flora they’re named after, but together they make a stunning bouquet.  They were their mother’s precious garden growing up, but as adults they must find their own soil to lay down their roots.

Iris:  The oldest, Iris has been divorced twice already.  She’s not looking for Mr. Right anymore, in fact she doubts there is such a thing.  Still, there’s no harm in finding Mr. Right-Now.  A girl has needs, and her local florist just might be the guy to water her garden.

Sweet William:  He’s a rough-looking carpenter with a surly attitude.  Not many try to get close, especially women.  Which is fine for Will.  Women complicate things, so it’s comes as a surprise when the woman he rescued from a drunken date turns out to be a new client.  She’s not only grateful, but determined to learn more about him.  Her presence alone brings out the soft side of his personality that only his family is allowed to see.

Veronica:  She’s an aspiring starlet trying to make it in television, and he’s a former child star with a bit of a reputation with new actresses.  She could really use the new job co-starring with him, but she’s not sure she can handle his constant flirting.

Ivy:  The youngest of the seven children, Ivy’s never been able to decide what she wants to be.  Now she’s going to college, and her lack of direction is starting to show in her grades.  Her counselor suggests she hire a student tutor, but the only one available is the last person she wanted to see again, her childhood friend turned high school playboy.  The boy she lost her virginity to at the after-prom party in a drunken blur.  She barely remembers, but does he?

Hyacinth:  He was the middle-child, able to slip between the cracks of his siblings unnoticed, mostly overlooked.  Since the beginning of high school, he was constantly out with friends getting into trouble, drinking and doing drugs, but things changed o his 21st birthday when he kissed his best friend’s baby-sister.   She was barely sixteen, and her brother would kill him if Hyacinth took advantage of her, and if he didn’t, their gun-toting motorcycle-riding dad would.  He had planned on avoiding her, but for two years she was everywhere he went.  Now he’s in trouble.  She’s graduating from high school, and she wants him, and she won’t take no for an answer.

Queen Anne’s Lace:  Anne is a seamstress who specializes in corsetry.  She doesn’t look like your typical fetish-wear enthusiast, but none of her clients have ever complained about her work.  Still, when her competition shows up in her shop and accuses her of being a phony, she is bound and determined to prove him wrong.  Now she’s frequenting all the events he’s attending, openly wearing the clothing she has to hide in the daytime.  When he seems  even more convinced she’s a fraud, she invites him over for a private showing.  One way or another, she’ll show him that lace isn’t always soft.

Fern:  What do you do when you realize your one and only one-night-stand is your new boss?  Try to pretend it never happened.  It’s generally frowned upon for the nurses to fraternize with the surgeons, and Fern is determined to keep from becoming another one of those nurses.  Still, with every brush of his hands, she’s finding it more and more difficult to forget.  Soon, she’s longing for more contact, aching to feel those steady hands on her body again, and to Hell with hospital policy!


About Cici Brown
I'm a happily married mother of two and a half. I'm usually pretty bubbly and in some cases, according to my husband, too open about everything. I am and always will be a gamer geek, though I haven't table-top roleplayed for many years. I still manage to hit an MMO or two. My interests include most things geek and Vampire fiction, though not the sparkly kind, that's not vampire fiction. I have goals towards publishing that have yet to be fulfilled but one day...

One Response to There Was a Storm in My Brain!

  1. dogfordavid says:

    Sounds like you have a great series and those pictures are perfect for the covers : )

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