Check out this back cover image for the upcoming print release of ’Til Death Do Us Part. As you can see, my short story sequel, From This Day Forward, made it through edits in time to be included in the back of the hardcopy. That’ll be a sweet bonus for people who buy the paperback (available June 30th), because the eBook version of the short story won’t be out until August 6th!
Love Is Proud is a charity anthology to benefit the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. It includes short stories (2k-5k words) and poetry by JMS Books’ authors. It will be released in both ebook and print formats on July 30, 2016.
Okay, Then (2,532 words) is my contribution to the Love Is Proud anthology, revisiting the main characters from ’Til Death Do Us Part. Okay, Then takes place within the timeline of the flashback scenes from the novel, detailing Sam & Henry’s first date/encounter after Sam tells Henry “Okay, then” while they’re together on a research trip in Honiara in the Solomon Islands. The story can stand alone and has its own HFN.
From This Day Forward is a short story (10,901 words):
Revisiting the characters from ’Til Death Do Us Part, Henry and Sam Miller-Greene are enjoying life in the summer after Henry’s rescue from a small South Pacific island, where Henry and three others were marooned.
Henry and Sam thought adopting Aiden—a child with whom Henry’d been stranded—would be smooth sailing. Matters are complicated by the public nature of their rescue that has turned the survivors into overnight celebrities. Anti-gay fueled animus rears its ugly head in the blogosphere, causing concerns over the the impact libelous rumors might have on Aiden.
Their nightmare separation behind them, Henry and Sam are anxious to renew both the intensity of their former intimacies—now hampered by having a curious and still apprehensive child sharing their home—and their commitment to one another.
From This Day Forward can stand alone and has its own HEA.
Fantastic reviews have come in for ’Til Death Do Us Part lately (click images for links to the reviews):
From The Romance Reviews:
And from Inked Rainbow Reads: