JMS Books’ 99¢ Deal of the Day is ’Til Death Do Us Part

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Get ’Til Death Do Us Part by Addison Albright in ebook format for only 99¢ at JMS Books, LLC.

 

99¢ Deal of the Day - ’Til Death Do Us Part 2016-07-31

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Blurb

Henry and Sam Miller-Greene are living the dream. They love their careers — which afford each of them opportunities to travel to exotic locations — they love their home, Sam’s caring family, and each other. They disagree on the subject of adoption, but are fully committed to each other in marriage … ’Til Death Do Us Part.

The dream is shattered when Henry’s plane crashes, and he’s presumed dead. But four people — Henry, two other men, and a child — survive undetected on a remote, small, and insignificant island. Will Sam and Henry’s love be able to survive as well?

Henry fights to endure in harsh conditions, never knowing when disaster will strike. Sam struggles with his loss, but with help moves on with his life. Will Sam be able to put aside his new love when he reunites with Henry?

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What people are saying about this book

’Til Death Do Us Part is a “Top Pick” by Ana at The Rainbow Reviews, where she said: “This is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read. It was an absolute roller-coaster of emotions, an exceedingly captivating story of love and loss. It was simply amazing.

’Til Death Do Us Part is a “Recommended Read” by Dyllan at Gay Book Reviews, where she said: I really, really, really liked this story.

Camille at Joyfully Jay M/M Romance Reviews and More said: “I haven’t turned pages so damn hard since Stanford shot Griffin and Alec chose Seregil!!” … I recommend this book to everyone!

 Freya at Sinfully—Gay Romance Book Reviews said: “I have to say that the emotional trauma is extremely well done. On more than one occasion, I had a lump in my throat.” … “Bravo.

Bethany at Rainbow Gold Reviews said: “I read this book in one sitting, ’cause that is how it captivated me, dragging me in and not letting me go till I found out what would happen next.” … “The writing is fantastic, very descriptive and has great story building.

Belen at Gay Book Reviews said: “…in the end this was filled with humor, emotion and hope and I eagerly turned each page to find out what happened next.”… “Bottom line: I enjoyed it thoroughly and I will definitely be checking out something else by Addison Albright.”

’Til Death Do Us Part is a “Recommended Read” by Dee at Love Bytes Reviews, where she said: “Reading about the plane going down had me on the edge of my seat.” … “It held my attention from start to finish. Would I recommend this story as one of love and survival? Hell yes!”

Meredith at Diverse Reader said: “My heart broke a billion times reading this.” … “I often found myself an emotional mess!” … “If you love angst then you’ll love this book.”

Giles West at Multitaskingmomma said: “It’s never a bad thing when a story can elicit such emotions from a reader.” … “’Til Death Do Us Part is a great read with interesting characters.” … “It’s a book I definitely recommend.

Ida at MM Book Escape said: “I was a goner from the first page and had so much trouble putting this book down.” … “I cannot recommend this book enough. I really enjoyed this author’s writing style.”

At Inked Rainbow Reads, Angie said: “This book was filled with all kinds of emotions and was a beautiful love story.” – Keri said: “The whole story kept me on my toes with tears coming from a happy place and a saddened place. It kept me turning page after page after page without stopping.– and Tosha said: “Great read. I really enjoyed it.”

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About Addison

Addison Albright is a writer/author living in the middle of the USA with three peculiar cats. Her stories are gay (sometimes erotic) romance, and tend to be sweet man-love in contemporary settings. Her education includes a BS in Education with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry. Addison loves spending time with her family, reading, popcorn, boating, french fries, “open window weather,” cats, math, and anything chocolate. She loves to read pretty much anything and everything, anytime and anywhere.

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Love Is Proud – Release Day!

Love Is Proud

by: JMS Books Authors

GENRE: LGBT Romance Anthology
LENGTH: 138,562 words
NUMBER OF CONTRIBUTORS: 49
RATING: 3 flames
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About the Book

In the early morning hours of Sunday, June 12, 2016, a gunman entered Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and opened fire. Forty-nine innocent people lost their lives that night, and many more were injured. The LGBT community reeled when the news broke, not only because it was the deadliest mass shooting in the US to date, but because the act of terror and hatred was aimed directly at them.

In the aftermath, many of us struggled for a way to express our grief and fear. With that goal in mind, the authors of JMS Books sought an outlet for their emotions; thus, this anthology of short stories and poems was created.

Love Is Proud celebrates queer love in all its forms, showing that love must triumph over hate. Whether it’s spending a quiet evening together at home, a night out on the town, or attending the local Pride event, this collection embraces how empowering love can be between men — or women, or any and every shade under the LGBTQIA umbrella.

Featuring never before published work from 49 different authors, Love Is Proud is a collaborative effort whose entire proceeds will go to Equality Florida to benefit the victims and their families of the Pulse nightclub shooting. All the work in the collection, including the editing, has been donated to offset the costs. This stunning anthology will be a charitable keepsake whose message of pride in who and how we love is an enduring testament to all those affected by this tragedy.

49 Contributors

Authors included in this anthology are: Jeff Adams, Addison Albright, John Amory, Leska Beikircher, Mychael Black, Mel Bossa, David Connor and E.F. Mulder, T.A. Creech, Nanisi Barrett D’Arnuk, Kim Davis, Annie Dean, Vivien Dean, Keelan Ellis, Paul Alan Fahey, Eric Fahnestock, Dean Frech, Francis Gideon, Lisa Gray, La Toya Hankins, William Holden, Drew Hunt, Rebecca James, Nickie Jamison, Shawna Jeanne, Iyana Jenna, Dilo Keith, Shawn Lane, Kassandra Lea, W.S. Long, Rae MacGregor, Wayne Mansfield, J.T. Marie, Matthew J. Metzger, Ruby Moone, H.D. Nels, Deirdre O’Dare, R.M. Olivia, Terry O’Reilly, Jessica Payseur, Matthew Robbins, Rob Rosen, Feral Sephrian, J.M. Snyder, Louis Stevens, Michael P. Thomas, Tinnean, J. Tomas, J.D. Walker, and Emery C. Walters.

Buy-Links

eBook Links – June 30, 2016

JMS Books, LLC | Kindle | All Romance | iBookStore | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords

Print Links – June 31, 2016

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Addison’s Contribution

Okay, Then revisits the main characters from ’Til Death Do Us Part, and takes place within the timeline of the flashback scenes from that 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.

Okay, Then is a short story/scene that will stand alone as well as supplement ’Til Death Do Us Part.

Look for even more Sam & Henry in From This Day Forward, coming August 6, 2016!

   

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About Addison

Addison Albright is a writer/author living in the middle of the USA with three peculiar cats. Her stories are gay (sometimes erotic) romance, and tend to be sweet man-love in contemporary settings. Her education includes a BS in Education with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry. Addison loves spending time with her family, reading, popcorn, boating, french fries, “open window weather,” cats, math, and anything chocolate. She loves to read pretty much anything and everything, anytime and anywhere.

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Connect with Addison

Website/Blog | Facebook Page | Facebook Profile | Twitter

JMS Books | Loose ID | Amazon | ARe | B&N | iBooks

GoodReads | eMail

Flash Fiction Friday – July 15, 2016

Flash Fiction Friday

Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “extremely short”, but for the purposes of my “Flash Fiction Friday” posts it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene (aka “Drabble”) written from a photo prompt.

Today’s prompt picture is:

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Disclaimer: The images used in this blog’s posts are found from different sources all over the Internet, and are assumed to be in public domain and are displayed under the fair use principle. Click the image to be taken to my source for today’s photo prompt.

This is a special Adventures with Harrison and Mason short scene, flashing back to the duo’s very first meeting.

The doorbell rang as Harrison made his way to the front door with an eye toward escaping the excruciatingly dull party, so he answered the door. The eyes on the breathtakingly beautiful man standing there lit up when he saw Harrison.

He stepped inside, grinned, and reached for Harrison’s tie. He pulled Harrison close and said, “My name is Mason, and I no longer have any idea why I was dreading this fucking party.”

Mason pulled Harrison close and kissed him just above his right eyebrow. Maybe Harrison didn’t need to be in such a hurry to leave after all.

 

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Blurb

In June, 1966, ACLU attorney Eron Lassiter attends his uncle’s wedding, and makes an unsettling discovery. Though he’d bowed to family pressure and has a potential marriage planned, his long-ignored attraction to other men roars to life when Garrett Emerson, the bride’s nephew, captures his attention.

After serving in the Korean War and going to college later than his peers, upwardly mobile Garrett is a loan officer at a local bank. For his girlfriend, fiancé in her mind, he can’t climb fast enough. But none of that matters to Eron, and maybe that’s why Garrett’s so drawn to him.

Can Eron and Garrett find happiness amidst the still pervasive culture of propriety, honor, and expectation in the 1960s?

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Seductive Studs – July 11, 2016

The Seductive Studs Blog Hop is a weekly #bloghop for authors, readers, and bloggers of M/M Romance. Click on the blue froggy button located right below the snippet to hop around to this week’s other #SedStud posts. The posts should each include either: 100-150 word excerpt, review, or post about an M/M Romance in the works or already published.

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Here are 143 words from my upcoming short story, From This Day Forward.

Context isn’t really needed. This is from Henry’s 1st-person POV:

I burrowed my face into Sam’s neck and enjoyed the warmth and strength of his arms. We rocked together for a few moments, then I pulled away from his neck and angled up my face. He took the hint, and his mouth covered mine, softly teasing, his lips caressing, then adding firm pressure as his tongue skimmed my lips and tenderly pushed past. I reveled in the intoxicating mix of sensations—the salty taste of Sam’s skin, the coarse caress of unshaven skin brushing my cheek, and his natural fragrance. Forgotten for five long years, I was now hyper-aware of his intoxicating musk.

A lovely, barely perceptible tremor stirred beneath my hands as they progressed up Sam’s back, applying pressure, gently kneading. His hands cupped my face, and I hooked my arms to grip his shoulders from behind. Muscles flexed beneath my palms.

Don’t forget to click the blue froggy button to hop on to another Seductive Studs post!

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This story will release on August 6, 2016, and is available for pre-order in ebook formats now at: JMS Books, LLC.

It’s also available now as a bonus story at the end of the trade paperback format of the novel, ’Til Death Do Us Part.

Note: From This Day Forward is a direct sequel to my novel, ’Til Death Do Us Part, but will also stand alone as an individual story.

Blurb

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.

#WeWriWa #8sunday #SnippetSunday – July 10, 2016

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Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly hop for writers to share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of their writing on Sundays.
This link will take you to a post including a list of this week’s participants.

Snippet Sunday

#SnippetSunday is a Facebook group where you can sample a few sentences from a variety of authors’ works each week.

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These are the first ten lines from my upcoming short story, From This Day Forward. The blurb is at the bottom of the post. This is told from Henry’s 1st-person POV:

Christine Granger answered the door, exclaimed, “Henry!” and enveloped me in a huge mama-bear hug. Then she burst into tears. I patted her back, and as much as I appreciated the sentiment, I hoped the whole afternoon wouldn’t be a chain reaction of this behavior. But considering Christine was the wife of my old department chairman, and I’d seen her only a handful of times each year, that was probably an optimistic expectation.

Sam held Buddy—or I should say Aiden. The almost-six-year-old had decided he wanted to use his “real” name after all. Although his upbringing thus far had been decidedly primitive, he was intelligent and quickly picked up on what would be considered typical behavior back here in civilized society. Apparently, he wanted to assimilate.

With their blond heads side by side, I could almost image Sam to be Aiden’s biological father, but of course, neither of us was. I looked nothing like either of them, sporting dark brown hair and brown eyes.

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This story will release on August 6, 2016, and is available for pre-order in ebook formats now at: JMS Books, LLC.

It’s also available now as a bonus story at the end of the trade paperback format of the novel, ’Til Death Do Us Part.

Note: From This Day Forward is a direct sequel to my novel, ’Til Death Do Us Part, but will also stand alone as an individual story.

Blurb

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.

 

Rainbow Snippets – July 9, 2016

I’ve joined the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook. From their description: “Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).” Pretty cool, eh? Don’t forget to “Like” my Facebook page and/or my Facebook profile while you’re over there checking out this fantastic group!

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For context, Henry and Sam have recently arrived at the home of their adoptive son Buddy/Aiden’s paternal birth-grandparents (Anton & Rosa), where the little boy has just had his first overnight visit. In the news that morning were some particularly terrible accusations from a right-wing activist. Aiden’s grandparents have just brought up that topic. This is told from Henry’s 1st-person POV.

How Sam managed to keep such a calm tone was a mystery to me. His leg stopped bouncing, and the hand he placed on my knee, applying light pressure, told me he knew how agitated my own emotions were.

Anton said, “We’re a little concerned.”

“You don’t seriously believe that fool, do you?” I fought to keep my volume under control, and Sam’s hand kept my body seated. Without it, I would’ve jumped up.

#RainbowSnippets

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This story will release on August 6, 2016, and is available for pre-order in ebook formats now at: JMS Books, LLC.

It’s also available now as a bonus story at the end of the trade paperback format of the novel, ’Til Death Do Us Part.

Note: From This Day Forward is a direct sequel to my novel, ’Til Death Do Us Part, but will also stand alone as an individual story.

Blurb

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.

 

Flash Preview for Friday, July 15, 2016

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I’ve got a little Flash Fiction Friday thing I’m doing. While there isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “extremely short”, for the purposes of my “Flash Fiction Friday” posts it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene (aka “Drabble”) written from a photo prompt.

Each Friday, I will post a preview of the image I’ll be using for my bit of flash the following Friday. If you’d like to join me in a link-around, then let’s play by these rules for now:

(1) Schedule your post in advance to go live at approximately midnight CDT on the designated Friday (the signup won’t actually close until the end of the day on that Friday, but to maximize your exposure, it’s recommended that your post be live at the beginning of the day).

(2) Get the appropriate html code (the code for the image shown below can be found here: http://www.linkytools.com/get_bloghop_code.aspx?id=271044&type=thumbnail) and insert it in your Flash Fiction Friday blog post (or otherwise link to http://www.linkytools.com/wordpress_list.aspx?id=271044&type=thumbnail if scripts won’t work on your site).

(3) Add the permalink of your scheduled post (based on the image below) here: http://www.linkytools.com/wordpress_list.aspx?id=271044&type=thumbnail.

Happy writing! 🙂

The image I’ll be using on Friday, July 15, 2016 is:

Flash Fiction Friday – July 8, 2016

Flash Fiction Friday

Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “extremely short”, but for the purposes of my “Flash Fiction Friday” posts it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene (aka “Drabble”) written from a photo prompt.

Today’s prompt picture is:

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Disclaimer: The images used in this blog’s posts are found from different sources all over the Internet, and are assumed to be in public domain and are displayed under the fair use principle. Click the image to be taken to my source for today’s photo prompt.

This is another Adventures with Harrison and Mason short scene.

“Think we should follow it, Jaxon?” Mason asked. “I’ll bet they’re on their way to feed King Kong.”

Jaxon perked up in the backseat. “How did they get such a big banana?”

“Imagine how tall the tree must be,” Harrison said. He loved the way Mason stoked Jaxon’s imagination, but try as he might, he was no match for his husband in that department.

“No,” Mason said. “On second thought, I think it’s a normal sized tree.”

“Huh?” Jaxon said, mirroring Harrison’s thoughts.

“Something happened last night. Everything in the world shrunk except that banana.”

Jaxon laughed. “An evil wizard!”

If anyone would like to join me in a Flash Fiction Friday link-around, I’ve started posting a preview of the image early in the week, with instructions.

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