These are the photos I’m using for inspiration. (I’m considering the center one for the cover.) What I’m thinking right now is a romance set in a feminist bookstore called The Spinster’s Revenge. The young owner has invited an older writer (not decided yet whether my usual trans or not) for a book signing.
Meanwhile a hurricane which has been in the news as approaching threatens to shut down the whole area (panhandle of Florida). After a short signing and book reading –sometimes contentious (older cis audience) — the police come through town warning everybody to stay off the streets.
So everyone leaves except the author and the owner. She lives on the second floor of the bookstore and, by default, the author is stuck there too.
The hurricane does hit and starts to do damage to the building. But between the two they overcome any problems. In the process, a romance builds.
There will be my usual dose of sex, probably gentle, though. Too soon to tell. I’m letting it all brew right now.