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.

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(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.

 

Weekend Writing Warriors / #8sunday / June 26, 2016

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.

In honor of its upcoming print release, here are ten sentences from ’Til Death Do Us Part. For context, Military Police have just paid a visit to Sam. Introductions have been made, and they are explaining the purpose of their visit to Sam:

Major Johnson continued. “Some people were spotted on a remote and insignificant island. They were determined through initial surveillance to be stranded there. When the drone descended to make itself known, the individuals communicated with it by writing in the sand. They identified themselves as survivors of the TransOceanic Flight 3012 plane crash and wrote out their names.”

Sam sat rigidly and held his breath as Major Johnson paused. Survivors? Could it really be possible? These men wouldn’t be here making a personal visit to inform him, would they, unless…?

“Dr. Miller-Greene, we’d appreciate it if you would give a positive identification of the man who indicated he was your husband, Henry.”

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Available in ebook formats now at:

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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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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/

Weekend Writing Warriors / #8sunday / 06/19/16

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.

Here are ten sentences from my recent release, ’Til Death Do Us Part:

“You know, if the plane goes down we’re all goners anyway.”

The color left Sam’s cheeks and Henry felt obliged to add, “It’s not going to go down, Sam. Flying is safer than driving, and you drive every day.”

“I know. It’s just one of those things. Don’t you have anything you’re irrational about?”

Henry thought about the infatuation he harbored for his blue-eyed, sandy blond-haired coworker, sitting obliviously beside him. That was undoubtedly irrational, but Henry opted to ignore the question. Instead he replied, “Before you know it we’ll be on the beach in Honiara collecting data and soaking up the sun. I promise.”

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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?