Hey. I’m Caitlin Ricci and I’m here to spend a little time talking to you about my new short story, On Your Sole which was out on August 2nd from Pride Publishing.
On Your Sole is about a human man, Randal, who is running a shoe store and hates it. He doesn’t like shoes and he’s just there to make his father proud since it’s really his dad’s store. This man is a lot like me. I have my work shoes, a pair of flip flops, and a pair of boots. That’s it. That’s all I need.
Casey is the complete opposite of me. He’s fae and he loves shoes. He’s also a morning person, which is absolutely not like me. But I’ve always had a thing for people who could pull off a great pair of heels so I wanted to write about someone like him. He’s fun, feisty, and just wants to have a good time. He wants Randal too, but Randal doesn’t seem to want him, until Casey proves that he’s good for more than just helping a couple of teenage girls pick out their heels for prom.
The fae love to make bargains, usually at the expense of us humans, and when Casey makes a bargain with him Randal should have figured out something was off about it. Casey isn’t about to lie to him, but he doesn’t just want to lay it all out for Randal either. That wouldn’t be much fun at all.
If you like guys in heels, and those who live in sandals as well, I hope you’ll check out my new short story. Casey proves that when things go bad, it’s good to have friends around, even if they are fae and are filled with ulterior motives.
One feisty shoe-loving fae might be just what this shoe store owner needs to get back on track…if he doesn’t kill the fae first.
Randal Tobit has recently taken over his father’s shoe store, On Your Sole, and is trying to make his father proud after his recent divorce from a woman his dad liked. The job is easy, but only because of the man his father hired and will not give Randal permission to fire under any circumstances.
Casey is helpful and happy, bordering on obnoxiously so. He’s a morning person and he loves shoes, which makes him perfect for the store, but not so much for Randal, who prefers to be barefoot when he can’t wear flip flops.
When the store is vandalized and Casey offers his help, Randal makes a bargain with him—one that he probably would have reconsidered if he’d had any idea what Casey actually was…
Meet Caitlin Ricci
Caitlin Ricci was fortunate growing up to be surrounded by family and teachers that encouraged her love of reading. She has always been a voracious reader and that love of the written word easily morphed into a passion for writing. If she isn’t writing, she can usually be found studying as she works toward her counseling degree. She comes from a military family and the men and women of the armed forces are close to her heart.
She also enjoys gardening and horseback riding in the Colorado Rockies where she calls home with her wonderful fiance, their dog and Blue Tongue Skink. Her belief that there is no one true path to happily ever after runs deeply through all of her stories.