To Love and To Cherish #RainbowSnippets #SnippetSunday #WeWriWa #8Sunday #SedStuds

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Below are the (unedited) opening lines from my (almost complete) WiP titled To Love and To Cherish. A blurb is still pending, but here’s a short tag line:

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

The elderly man shifted in the wheelchair, and Nash Marino reached down to tuck in the loose blanket around his patient. He glanced up as the elevator stopped, then blinked and stiffened a bit when he saw a familiar figure from his recent past step into the elevator. Not that he had anything against Truman Greene—he’d always enjoyed the company of this man and his entire family. In fact, he missed them. A lot.

It wasn’t Truman’s fault things had gone so wrong between Nash and the man’s son. Hell, it wasn’t anybody’s fault. That was one of the things that pissed Nash off the most about the whole situation. He couldn’t reasonably be angry at anyone involved, not without looking like a jackass. He was definitely more than a little peeved at fate, however.

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To Love and To Cherish is a novel length story spinning off from ’Til Death Do Us Part.

’Til Death Do Us Part – A Novel

’Til Death Do Us Part has received a 2016 Rainbow Award Honorable Mention.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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#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.

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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 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 3, 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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From my short story, Okay, Then. For context, Henry and Sam have placed an order at the Mambo Juice in Honiara in the Solomon Islands. Sam has order a Vegemite and cheese toasted sandwich. Being from the US, this is not something they have experience eating in the past. This snippet is from Henry’s 1st-person POV, and Henry is the first speaker. “He” is Sam:

I stabbed a fork into my salad and watched with morbid curiosity as he bit into his sandwich. He grinned mischievously and took an extra-large bite.

“So?”

“It’s not bad.”

“That’s not exactly a glowing recommendation.”

He laughed. “That’s a figure of speech. I kinda like it.” He held it out to me, waving it slowly back and forth. “Try it.”

The  Love Is Proud charity anthology by JMS Books authors will be out July 30, 2016. My contribution is Okay, Then, a very short story set in the timeline of the flashback scenes from ’Til Death Do Us Part, chronicling Sam & Henry’s first date while on a research trip together in the Solomon Islands.

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Available for pre-order in ebook formats now at: JMS Books, LLC

“Featuring work from more than forty 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.”

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Click here to enter an “Easy-Peasy” contest for a chance to win an autographed copy of ’Til Death Do Us Part.

 

Snippet Sunday – June 26, 2016

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

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Here are ten lines from ’Til Death Do Us Part, in honor of the upcoming print release. For context, Military Police have paid Sam Miller-Green an unexpected visit. Sam’s fiancé let them in, and Sam has already introduced himself. This is from Sam’s 3rd-person POV:

The man with the round face and warm brown eyes spoke. “I’m Major Johnson and this is Sergeant Rosings.” Sam nodded and they all shook hands. “May we all sit at your table here, Dr. Miller-Greene? We have some images to show you, and I think you’ll find this news rather unsettling.”

Sam felt the blood drain from his face. Unsettling. That sounded like it might be a softer way of saying awful. He took a deep breath and asked, “May my fiancé join us? I get the feeling I’m going to want the moral support.”

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Available in ebook formats now at:

JMS Books, LLC – EPUB, MOBI, PDF, HTML – You’ll receive all the formats when you buy direct from the publisher!
Smashwords – EPUB, MOBI, PDF, LRF, PDB, TXT, HTML
Amazon Kindle – Kindle Format (AZW)
iBookStore – iBook Format (EPUB)
Barnes & Noble – Nook Format (EPUB)
Kobo – iBook Format (EPUB)
All Romance eBooks – EPUB, MOBI, PRC, PDF, HTML
OmniLit – EPUB, MOBI, PRC, PDF, HTML
BookStrand – EPUB, MOBI, PDF, HTML
Blio – EPUB, Blio Format

Coming June 30, 2016 in print (trade paperback) format at:

JMS Books, LLC – Preorder at 10% off!

Print copies are available now at:

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Amazon
Barnes & Noble

Note: The paperback release includes the short story From This Day Forward.

Blurb, excerpt and all the info, buy & review links can be found here:

https://addisonalbright.wordpress.com/addisons-publications/longer-works/til-death-do-us-part/

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

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Here are ten lines from Chapter 1 of ’Til Death Do Us Part, my recent release at JMS Books, LLC:

I liked to think of myself as a realistic optimist, or perhaps, more accurately, an optimistic realist. I recognized we were bound by the rules of nature, that facts and statistics were what they were whether I liked them or not, and life wasn’t necessarily fair. At times it could be exceedingly unfair, sometimes in my favor and sometimes against. I knew this from personal experience. So the realist in me said that flying was safer than driving. I’d certainly heard that statement enough times. I was pretty sure I’d even been guilty of using it on Sam.

I jerked awake when loud booms and clanking noises reverberated from somewhere behind me, and were echoed by a couple more bursts from the front. My ears popped painfully as the plane decompressed and the air rushed out. I froze in terror as it occurred to me that at least in a car you had some control over your own destiny, whereas in a plane you were likely totally fucked when something catastrophic happened.

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

Snippet Sunday

These are the Chapter 1 opening lines for ’Til Death Do Us Part, my recent release at JMS Books, LLC:

“Call me when you land, okay, Henry?”

“It’ll be something like six-forty tomorrow morning, your time,” I replied. The summer class Sam would be teaching started tomorrow, but he still wouldn’t need to get up that early.

“Humor me. Please?”

I’d been infected with the travel bug years ago when I’d taken my first research trip as a graduate student. If there was an antidote, I didn’t want to take it. Now that I was married, I admitted that the weeks-long separation from my husband put a damper on my spirits for work-related travels, but it wasn’t strong enough to make me want to stop. It was just a few weeks, after all.”

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eBook @ JMS Books, LLC
Print @ JMS Books, LLC
Amazon Kindle
All Romance eBooks

Click here for a long excerpt and all the buy & review links

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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?