The #Charity #Auction is LIVE! #ChechenRainbow #Chechnya

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The Readers and Writers for LGBT Chechens online charity auction is now live! Here’s a link to the page listing all the auctions:

https://readersandwritersforlgbtchechens.wordpress.com/category/all-auctions/

You’ll need to scroll down and click “older posts” a few times to show all of them. Bid by clicking on the listing(s) that interest you and making a bid (in USD $) in the comments.


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Here’s a handy link to my donation to the auction (a bundle of signed books including ’Til Death Do Us Part (print format includes From This Day Forward), To Love and To Cherish, and Snapshots):

https://readersandwritersforlgbtchechens.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/3-signed-paperbacks-by-author-addison-albright/


HOW TO BID

1. Check current and upcoming auctions for items.
2. Click on the item and post your bid as a comment. (If you’re first, check the minimum bid.)
3. Come back and check on bidding. Bidding ends on 12 p.m. CDT (UTC-5) May 13th.
4. If you win, we’ll email you. You’ll have 24 hours to donate the winning bid to one of the four designated charities and send us the email receipt to claim your prize.

*Bids are in USD $ only.

WHERE TO DONATE

Russian LGBT Network — Works directly with LGBT Chechens.

ILGA-Europe — Provides funds to organizations in the Russian Federation who are helping LGBT Chechens get to safety.

Rainbow Railroad — Canadian organization working with the Russian LGBT Network to get fleeing Chechens to countries where they will be safer.

American Friends of Rainbow Railroad — Raises funds for Rainbow Railroad and is a registered nonprofit in the U.S.

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Readers & Writers for LGBT Chechens

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Have you heard about Dale Cameron Lowry and Olivia Helling’s project, Readers & Writers for LGBT Chechens yet? Here’s a quote from his page that summarizes it nicely:

“The writers & artists on this page have joined together to raise funds for the Russian LGBT Network, ILGA-Europe and Rainbow Railroad, which are helping LGBT Chechens escape to safety.”

I’m donating a bundle of signed paperbacks [’Til Death Do Us Part (print format includes From This Day Forward), To Love and To Cherish, and Snapshots] to the auction.

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You can bid on items in the Readers & Writers for LGBT Chechens auction, May 5-13.

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Follow these links for more information on this worthy cause, and to find out how you can help, too:

https://readersandwritersforlgbtchechens.wordpress.com

https://dalecameronlowry.com/lgbt-chechnya/

https://dalecameronlowry.com/lgbt-chechnya/writers-and-publishers-for-lgbt-chechnya/

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I’m on Kindle Unlimited ❤️💛💚💙💜

Fair warning, I had way too much fun with PhotoScape X preparing for this promotion:

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I’m thrilled to announce that my Vows Series books are all now available on KINDLE UNLIMITED!

Link to my Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2fzO7l5

Link to ’Til Death Do Us Part: Amazon Kindle
Link to From This Day Forward: Amazon Kindle
Link to To Love and To Cherish: Amazon Kindle

Website Info Pages:
’Til Death Do Us Part
From This Day Forward
To Love and To Cherish

With their new ebook aggregator, everything at JMS Books is now available (or will be shortly) on Kindle Unlimited, as well as at their own site, and all the usual distributors. Future releases will be as well.

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Blog Tour Day 1 – To Love and To Cherish

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Today is the first day of my blog tour. The first stops are at Hearts on Fire Reviews for a guest post about character behavior, and Books Laid Bare Boys with both a spotlight post and a review.

Go check out the posts and enter the Rafflecopter giveaway (open internationally) for a chance to win signed copies of both ’Til Death Do Us Part (note: the print version includes the follow-up short story From This Day Forward at the back) and To Love and To Cherish as well as a $25.00 Amazon gift card.

To Love and To Cherish will be released in ebook format on Saturday, November 12, 2016, and in paperback on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. For the blurb, an excerpt, and all the info and buy-links, click here.

Click here for the Hearts on Fire guest post including the Rafflecopter giveaway.

Click here for the Books Laid Bare Boys spotlight post including the Rafflecopter giveaway.

Click here for the Books Laid Bare Boys review of To Love and To Cherish.

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Discount and Rebate Choices!

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JMS Books, LLC is offering a fantastic discount for Halloween. Through October 31, all ebooks are 35% off!

All Romance eBooks is offering a great rebate as well. You pay full price now, but get 50% back in store credit for more purchases later! This deal also runs through Halloween.

Both specials include preorders so you can get To Love and To Cherish (coming November 12) for these bargain prices, too.

To Love and To Cherish spins off from ’Til Death Do Us Part (released this past April), featuring Nash as he stumbles toward his own happily-ever-after.

Click these links for more information on my Vows series of stories, including:

’Til Death Do Us Part
From This Day forward
Okay, Then
To Love and To Cherish

All my books at JMS: http://jms.bz/2eUhjzZ

All my books at ARe: http://bit.ly/2eQd0Vv

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35% Off All eBooks at JMS Books Thru Oct. 31

halloween-1JMS Books, LLC is offering a fantastic discount for the Halloween season. From now through October 31, all ebooks are 35% off!

This deal includes preorders so you can get To Love and To Cherish (coming November 12) for this bargain price, too.

To Love and To Cherish spins off from ’Til Death Do Us Part (released this past April), featuring Nash as he stumbles toward his own happily-ever-after.

Scroll down (or click the links) for more information on my Vows series of stories, including:

’Til Death Do Us Part
From This Day forward
Okay, Then
To Love and To Cherish

All my books at JMS: http://jms.bz/2eUhjzZ

Remember: When you buy ebooks directly from JMS Books, LLC’s webpage, you will acquire the complete set of formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF, HTML), whereas purchases made from distributors involve a choice.

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To Love and to Cherish – A Novel

Coming to JMS Books on November 12 (ebook formats) and November 30 (trade paperback).

Will Nash find love again? Of course he will. Will he go about it in the usual manner? Now that’s another story entirely.

Jilted by his fiancé two weeks before their wedding, Nash Marino’s outlook on life in general, and love in particular, is jaded. After months of couch-surfing, Nash is fed up. He’s sick and tired of his living conditions, worn out by the demands of his nursing job, and despairs of ever finding love again. In fact, he doesn’t think he’s capable of true love. Monogamy, commitment, companionship, and regular sex…that’s all he wants, and the sooner, the better.

When Nash crosses paths with a like-minded man who’s also in need of a live-in nurse for a beloved relative, Nash figures all his problems are solved. Matters are complicated by a freak accident and amnesia. When Nash’s marriage of convenience scheme is muddied by notions of love after his memory reboot, will their plans go awry, or will Nash’s new outlook on life be just what the doctor ordered?

Find To Love and To Cherish on Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32609751-to-love-and-to-cherish

EBOOK BUY-LINKS

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’Til Death Do Us Part – A Novel

Rainbow Award Honorable Mention

’Til Death Do Us Part has received Honorable Mentions in the 2016 Rainbow Awards.

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?

NOTE: From This Day Forward is included at the back of the paperback version of ’Til Death Do Us Part.

Find ’Til Death Do Us Part on Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29617594-til-death-do-us-part

EBOOK BUY-LINKS

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

PRINT BUY-LINKS

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From This Day Forward – A Short Story

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 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.

Find From This Day Forward on Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31177385-from-this-day-forward

EBOOK BUY-LINKS

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

(Note: From This Day Forward is also included at the back of the paperback format of ’Til Death Do Us Part)

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For more Henry and Sam, check out Okay, Then, my short contribution to the Love Is Proud charity anthology:

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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 49 JMS Books’ authors.

Okay, Then is a standalone short story with its own HFN. It 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.

Find Love Is Proud on Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31113900-love-is-proud

EBOOK BUY-LINKS

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

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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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2016 Rainbow Award Honorable Mention!

I was thrilled to wake up this morning to the news that ’Til Death Do Us Part has received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Rainbow Awards!

You can read the announcement, here:
http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4824791.html

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?

eBook Buy-Links

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

Print Buy-Links

JMS Books, LLC | Amazon | B&N | CreateSpace

(Note: The print format of ’Til Death Do Us Part includes the short follow-up story, From This Day Forward.)

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If you’ve read and enjoyed ’Til Death Do Us Part, you might be interested in From This Day Forward, the short story follow-up that is now available:

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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 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.

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

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For more Henry and Sam, check out Okay, Then, my short contribution to the Love Is Proud charity anthology:

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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.

Okay, Then is a standalone short story with its own HFN. It 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.

eBook Buy-Links

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

Print Buy-Links

JMS Books, LLC | Amazon | B&N | CreateSpace

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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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From This Day Forward – Release Day!

From This Day Forward

by: Addison Albright

GENRE: LGBT Romance
LENGTH: 10,901 words
COST: $1.99
HEAT RATING: 3 flames
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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.

NOTE: Although From This Day Forward follows ’Til Death Do Us Part, it was written so that it could stand alone. It is not necessary to have read the novel to be able to understand/appreciate the short story.

Buy-Links

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Excerpt

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. Their coloring similarities ended with their hair. Sam had eyes the color of worn denim, and Aiden’s were a warm hazel. Like me, Aiden was over-tanned, having spent the past five years stranded on a South Pacific island, while Sam had been living in Seattle, completely oblivious to our plight.

Anyway, my husband held Aiden, and flashed a smirk in my direction that was probably meant to appear sympathetic, but was closer to demonstrating his enjoyment of my discomfort.

Christine pulled back, sniffing. “Henry, I still can’t get over it. I’m so glad you’re alive.”

I smiled. “That makes two of us.”

She emitted a short tittering sputter but wasn’t otherwise sidetracked. “Bill was so torn up with guilt for sending you on that trip. And seeing Sam so miserable just ate away at him. He felt like he’d personally ruined two lives.”

Sam’s eyes widened. Apparently, he hadn’t picked up on that. No shocker there, because one of the things that made Bill a great department chairman was that he was good at keeping his personal feelings out of decisions that needed to be made—or at least good at masking them. Poor Christine must have taken the brunt of his moods.

Sam spoke up to reassure her. “Nobody ever blamed Bill. I certainly didn’t. He had no way of knowing what would happen to that plane.”

Of course Bill hadn’t known. Nobody had. Obviously, none of the passengers or crew would have gone on that ill-fated flight had they known a terrorist had planted bombs, and that all but four would perish when the pilot was forced to ditch the plane in the ocean. As one of the fortunate survivors—fortunate despite spending five years left for dead and fighting for survival on a tiny island—I wouldn’t have willfully chosen that path for my life. Although I had to admit to being a bit torn on that, since Sam and I wouldn’t be adopting Aiden now if Aiden and I, together with our fellow survivors, hadn’t gone through that ordeal.

Christine ushered us through the house and out into the surprisingly sunny—for Seattle—early summer afternoon. Immediately Bill and a number of the other Biology department professors made a beeline to where Sam, Aiden, and I stood.

I hoped my gamble with humor would help Bill release the burden of guilt Christine had mentioned. As a collateral benefit, maybe it would defuse any potential repeats of the mini-scene upstairs.

I smiled at Bill, lifted my arms to the side, palms up, as if to imply a “what the fuck?” attitude, and blustered, “‘Go to Fiji,’ he said. ‘It’ll be great there in June. The dry season will be in full swing. It’ll be like a working vacation. You deserve a nice research trip like this after that stint in Greenland.’ Seriously, Bill?”

Bill chortled. He shook his head and blinked as if trying to keep the tears glistening in his eyes from falling. “I authorized six weeks, dammit, Miller-Greene, not five years. That’s just taking advantage of my good nature. I hope you understand I had to replace your lazy ass. I doubt you even collected any data on your extended holiday.”

I cracked up and several of my former colleagues moved in to pat me on the back. “Well, to be fair, I had a decided lack of instrumentation, or even a damned pencil or paper for the records.”

“Okay, okay. I might see fit to let you take on that night class you inquired about, seeing as there was a slight travel and communications mishap. I guess I can’t put all the blame on you.”

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Related Books

’Til Death Do Us Part – A Novel

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?

NOTE: From This Day Forward is included at the back of the paperback version of ’Til Death Do Us Part.

eBook Buy-Links

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

Print Buy-Links

JMS Books, LLC | Amazon | B&NCreateSpace

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Okay, Then – A Short Story in the Love Is Proud Charity Anthology

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 standalone as well as supplement ’Til Death Do Us Part.

eBook Buy-Links

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

Print Buy-Links

JMS Books, LLC | Amazon | B&NCreateSpace

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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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From This Day Forward – Coming August 6th!

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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.

NOTE: Although From This Day Forward follows ’Til Death Do Us Part, it was written so that it could stand alone. It is not necessary to have read the novel to be able to understand/appreciate the short story.

Buy-Links

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

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Related Books

’Til Death Do Us Part – A Novel

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?

NOTE: From This Day Forward is included at the back of the paperback version of ’Til Death Do Us Part.

eBook Buy-Links

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

Print Buy-Links

JMS Books, LLC | Amazon | B&N | CreateSpace

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Okay, Then – A Short Story in the Love Is Proud Charity Anthology

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 standalone as well as supplement ’Til Death Do Us Part.

eBook Buy-Links

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

Print Buy-Links

JMS Books, LLC | Amazon | B&N | CreateSpace

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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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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.

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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!

RainbowFor today’s snippet I’m going back to From This Day Forward, a short story coming out in ebook format on August 6th.

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.

 

Whee! Now what do I do with them all?

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WooHoo! UPS knocked on my door today and looky at what I got…my free author copies (plus some extras I bought at cost) of ’Til Death Do Us Part. I’m so excited I might have to sit back and re-read the thing (for the 100th time) myself!

Not sure what I’m going to do with most of them, and I’m open to suggestions for contest ideas for a few. I do know that one autographed copy will go to the lucky winner of my newsletter sign-up contest. Pssst, you still have one more day to enter!

Tomorrow is the official release day for this trade paperback edition of the book at JMS Books, LLC. You can buy it at 10% off the regular price on their website. The links are live to buy now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and CreateSpace.

If you prefer ebook format you’ll get all the formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF, & HTML) if you buy direct from JMS. Otherwise it’s available at all the usual distributors.

BONUS IN THE PRINT VERSION > > My short story sequel, From This Day Forward, is included at the back of the hardcopy! It’ll also be available August 6 in ebook format as part of JMS Books’ Summer Lovin’ series. Although the short story continues ’Til Death Do Us Part, picking up shortly after the novel ends, it’s also a complete story that’ll stand alone, with its own HEA.

Also, look for Okay, Then, my very short story contribution to JMS’s Love Is Proud charity anthology (coming July 30th), benefitting the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. 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. (basically it’s an extended scene that can stand alone and has its own HFN.)
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