Lesbian Authors Guild
Off Screen Series
To the world looking in, actress Emma Bronson has it all; fame, talent, wealth, and beauty. But, Emma spends most of her nights alone wondering how her life became so secluded. Surrounded by people constantly, she remains lonely. Skeptical of people’s true motives, and guarded in her personal attachments; it seems the one thing Emma craves most in life is destined to allude her; love.
Addison Blake is a charming and witty aspiring writer. She sees life as an endless adventure full of possibility and prides herself on taking chances. When Addison accidentally collides with Emma; sparks immediately ignite. Friendship and companionship are rivaled by an attraction that neither woman has ever experienced. But, Addison seems reluctant to pursue a romantic relationship with the popular television star, challenging Emma to finally demolish all of her self-imposed walls.
Off Screen is the story of two women’s discovery of love and passion and the courage to embrace both.
The Red Carpet
(Off Screen Book 2)
It's been six months since that fateful Saturday afternoon when Emma Bronson collided with Addison Blake. There have been more than a few changes. Addison has sold her first screenplay and Emma has moved onto some new projects as well. But, there are realities in Tinseltown. The love affair between Addy and Emma has heated up, and the two are nearly inseparable behind closed doors. When the lights go up, and the red carpet is laid, it is not Addison walking by her lover's side. A life in seclusion might seem the perfect scenario for a writer, but can Addison remain content to take a back seat in Emma's life? Can Emma find the strength to shine the spotlight on her relationship with Addison? Amid the clicks of cameras, the glitz and glamour of Hollywood; can two women truly find love?
Dim All The Lights
(Off Screen Book 3)
There is a new television show that is receiving a great deal of interest and attention, and it is changing the face of Addison Blake and Emma Bronson's world. Off Screen began as Addison's way of coping with her burgeoning feelings for the beautiful actress that now shares her life. She never anticipated it would become her ticket to success. And, she never expected it would turn into a professional collaboration with the woman she loves. On set and off, the pair must contend with the attention of a cast of characters who each have ideas about Addy and Emma's lives, their careers, and the show they are about to launch. Emma has had time to adjust to living with a public persona. Addison, however, has always been content to remain in the wings and allow the spotlight to shine on her lover. Now, she is beginning to understand the pressures Emma copes with daily. The couple must find a way to cope with the white hot lights of the press, hold onto one another, and remain true to the relationship they have built when they DIM ALL THE LIGHTS.
(Off Screen Book 4)
Life for Addison and Emma is wonderful but chaotic. They are about to take an enormous step in their relationship. At the same time, OFF SCREEN has earned Addison her first Emmy nomination and she is feeling the pressure to live up to everyone's expectations. Tamara and Christie have their own revelations and each turn to Addy and Emma for advice. Emma is away for a couple of weeks filming a new movie. Addison finds herself alone a good deal of the time and struggling to focus on anything. Her insecurities have stepped into high gear as Don Bellson begins making new demands for the show she created. Will Addison succumb to the pressures and demands of her at work? Can Emma help Addison overcome her writer’s block? It's a mixture of celebration and upheaval in Writer's Block.
(Off Screen Book 5)
Three years passes quickly in the limelight. Writer Addison Blake, and her wife actress Emma Bronson, have weathered more than one storm together. The popular television show that the two helped create called OFF SCREEN continues to draw audiences, making the couple a hot commodity. But, something is missing for Emma. The pair have adjusted to their life together and fallen into a comfortable routine. So, what could she be missing? Emma has it all, money, fame, beauty, a partner who adores her, and a romantic life that remains passionate. There is one role she still longs to play. Can she find the courage to ask Addison to issue a new CASTING CALL?
(Off Screen Book 6)
Addison Blake and Emma Bronson are headed away from the bright lights of Hollywood for the holidays. Emma is eager to take a step back and spend time with her family. The stress and demands of a television production have left Emma feeling fatigued and missing the quiet months she and Addison had spent after their daughter’s birth.
Addison is battling her own demons. Holidays remind Addison of the mother she lost and the father that she struggles to connect with. Juggling parenthood, a career, and marriage have conjured a thousand questions in Addison’s mind. While Emma has sought time away, Addison has thrown herself into work.
Once in Kansas with Emma’s family, the news of an unexpected tragedy will shake Addison and Emma’s world, putting the entire future of their television show Off Screen in jeopardy. Through laughter, loss, love, and tears, Addison and Emma seek to find a sense of balance in their lives. Confronting the past is sometimes the only way to pave the road for the future. Addy and Emma find themselves faced with decisions that will determine the life they will lead away from the red carpets and bright lights of Hollywood. Sometimes, the greatest stories exist OFF SCREEN.
Waiting in the Wings
Life after the highs and lows of creating the hit television show OFF SCREEN has fallen into a comfortable routine for Addison Blake and Emma Bronson. Planning their future and spending time with their toddler consumes their days. But, sometimes to appreciate the present and embrace the future, you have to face the ghosts of the past.
Addison has been approached about rebooting the popular show. But, when she tells Emma about the idea, Emma has her own surprise to deliver. Emma has no desire to return to the screen, leaving Addison to attempt to create a new show without her. Navigating family life and the ever blaring spotlight that Addison and Emma live under can present unique challenges. Those pale by comparison to the uphill battle Addison faces as she attempts to overcome her fear of losing Emma. That will require facing the deepest pain she has ever known—the loss of her mother.
Through lots of laughter, a few tears, some skinned knees, and a constant supply of cookies, Addison and Emma endeavor to let go of the past and find faith in each other. For as long as they have been together, Emma has held center stage. Now, it’s Addison’s turn while Emma steps aside—Waiting in the Wings.
Off Screen: Addy & Emma
Episodes One- Four (Volume 1)
To the world looking in, actress Emma Bronson has it all—fame, talent, wealth, and beauty. But, Emma spends most of her nights alone wondering how her life became so secluded. Surrounded by people constantly, she remains lonely. Skeptical of people’s true motives, and guarded in her personal attachments; it seems the one thing Emma craves most in life is destined to allude her—love. Addison Blake is a charming and witty aspiring writer. When Addison accidentally collides with Emma, sparks immediately ignite. Friendship and companionship are rivaled by an attraction that neither woman has ever experienced. But, Addison seems reluctant to pursue a romantic relationship with the popular television star, challenging Emma to finally demolish all of her self-imposed walls. Follow Addy and Emma through the first two years of their relationship as they traverse The Red Carpet, work to find their balance when they Dim All the Lights, and as Emma helps Addy overcome her Writer’s Block. The bright lights of Hollywood entice many from afar. For Addy and Emma, nothing matters more than life OFF SCREEN. Off Screen continues as a series of short stories for Kindle eBook. This special edition paperback includes bonus scenes. Lights! Camera! Action! Fall in love!