Hey guys. Sorry to be gone for so long. Things are up in the air still and I’m just trying to find solid ground to stand on. Well, at the beginning of the month I told you all about someone dear to me being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Well that person is my mother. She’s told my brothers but no one else really knows. She hasn’t decided what she wants to do but she has decided that she doesn’t want to do chemo.
I think watching her mother, my grandmother, go through that for years has left her rattled. I can’t blame her for not wanting to do so, but at the same time I don’t want anything to happen to her.
Anyway, didn’t want you guys to think I forgot about you. I’ve taken a break from writing but to make up for doing so, I’m going to post the recent pieces I have on here, starting middle of next month.
If you read sometjing and you like it, just let me know and will I have some downtime I’ll write a bit more. I’ll also post the beginning of Letting Go here.
Eventually, I will take the posts down when I publish the stories, but worry not, the published pieces will be a bit different from what I put up here.
Hope to hear back from you guys.
Well, until next time. Have a great day.
I am so excited to announce that Shadow Blog Tours will be organsing a blog tour for my book, From Love and Pain, which was released late last year. Things are already in motion and everything will be perfect by May.
The tour runs from May 6th through May 17th. if you are interested in signing up as a blog stop host, please just click on the link below. We are still looking for a few more sign-ups. Cassie, the organiser, is offering review copies to those who wish to review the book during the blog tour. I am also offering giveaways, depending on the blogger, at each stop. I am open to doing interviews and guest postings, also.
At the end of the tour there will be grand prize, of some very fantastic stuff, if I may say so, given to one lucky winner. I’ll post the items in the grand prize later.
Mark the date, if for nothing other than free stuff, and I’ll look forward to seeing you all there!
From Love and Pain
29 year old Adrian ran away from an imprisoning and abusive household at the age of 19. For years he ran, living on the streets and in shelters, taking crappy jobs to save a little money. Ten years of struggling and now he is a successful partner of a security company. Under the guise of running the security company, Adrian and his best friend and the people who work for them help others who live unfortunately. Like Adrian, not one of his employees have a nice past. They’re all running from something, never letting their guards down and they don’t want others to suffer as they have. But Adrian makes the mistake of falling in love with a young man when he’s 27. For a while, he gets to experience what it’s like to be a normal man. He never thought he could be happy, but Jaxon makes him the happiest man in the world. Only it can’t last and Adrian is forced to leave or risk Jaxon’s life. But his demons caught up with him long before he realized and now no ones safe. Can Adrian save Jaxon before it’s too late? And can Jaxon forgive him for walking away?
Just a lil’ something to look at…
Yummy, ain’t he?
Okay! Now time to get down to business. Unfortunately I haven’t posted anything in over a week. How careless of me!
I’ve got a few updates on my writing…
1. I’ve decided on a title for Tim and Danny’s story. “Letting Go” will be the first in a series of what is going to be three books. I may write more, but as of right now, this is what I have planned out.
2. I’ve started on the Picture Inspired Short that I mentioned on the 3rd. If you missed that posting, you can find it here.
I’ve also managed to get the picture I talk about in that post up. This it is it:
3. So today I woked up at 3am and could not for the life of me fall back to sleep. At six I was still up and my alarm is set for 7:55am so I just gave up on falling back to sleep. As I was laying there, a plot jumped into my head. Having nothing else to do, I started writing it.
The title is “Second Time Around“. This is going to be a fairly easy-to-write story. It will be a short and the MC will have a lot of similarities to me *coughs* hair color, attitude *coughs*
I didn’t do this on purpose, it’s just how it came out. I’m having absolute fun writing this as it’s unlike anything I’ve written before.
Jamie,the MC1, lives with his straight modeling best friend of three years, John. He’s finally achieved his life long dream of opening up his own bakery (again, a yet unfulfilled dream of mines), and John throws him a party. There he meets a guy, Matthew (MC2), who co-owns the Home Improvement shop across the street from his bakery. They hit it off, of course.
Only there’s one problem. Matthew is possibly straight and theres a 90% chance that he thinks Jamie is a woman!
Oh, that’s right. I forgot to mention Jamie loves wearing women clothing, has long pink hair, manicured nails, waxed legs and enjoys his eyeliner.
Heres a peek at what I’ve written so far:
“Who was that guy I saw you speaking to towards the end?” John’s voice was casual but the quick glances out of the corner of his eyes were anything but.
Resisting the urge to laugh, Jamie looked back out the passenger side window.
“Matthew. Him and his brother run the Home Improvement store across the street. Didn’t you invite him?”
“Must have met the brother. Sooo… does he know you’re a guy?”
Jamie couldn’t have stopped himself that time, even if he had tried. He burst out laughing, slapping his palm repeatedly against his naked thigh.
He knew John was serious and the question really was a legit one. But he couldn’t help it.
“Stop laughing.” John muttered, trying not to chuckle himself as Jamie continued to laugh, a tear squeezing out the corner of his eye.
Trying to breath deeply and get himself under control, Jamie giggled. “Sorry, sorry.” he apologised when he could open his mouth without laughing.
John shook his head, the corner of his mouth tilting up in a small smile.
“So does he?”
Opening his mouth, he stopped himself before he could respond “Of course he knows I’m a guy.” He glanced down at himself in the seat. He looked more feminine tonight than he usually did. His legs were unblemished and shiny from his recent wax and the oil on his skin and his feet looked smaller than they usually did in the all black Vans. His nails were painted pink, not to forget his hair was as well. And he knew from looking in the mirror before they had left home that the eyeliner made his eyes seem brighter. Tonight, more than ever, he could be mistaken for a tall, flat chested girl.
He bit his lip. The more he thought about it, the more he was certain Matthew had no idea he was a guy.
Which meant the man was straight. And he’d only flirted with Jamie because he’d thought he was a girl.
He heard a sigh beside him. “He doesn’t know, does he?”
Jamie shook his head in the negative. “I don’t think so.”
“Did you like him?”
“He was really nice.”
“And you’re sure he doesn’t know?”
“You didn’t, and I was wearing jeans.”
Slumping down in his seat and crossing his arms over his chest, Jamie let his head thump against the window pane, deciding that was exactly what he felt like.
What do you guys think? Does it have potential? This will be a free read available on Smashwords and Goodreads once I have the cover designed.
Oh, and in case any of you were wondering. This is the shade(s) of pink Jamies’ hair is:
Now for the ‘More’ part of this post. I will be participating in two Blog Hops:
Leap Into Indie Blog Hop which will be taking place 2/29-3/4 hosted by Paranormal Wastelands Blog this hop is in celebration of Indie Authors. To join in, just click on the link.
Hop Against Homophobia Blog Hop (an all M/M blogs blog hop) which will be taking place 3/17-3/20 hosted by Hop Against Homophobia Blog click on the link to join or to view all the blogs participating. There are over 100!!!
I will also be doing two Author Interviews. I will post more information about that ASAP.
Until next time!