Flash Fiction Friday #07

Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “short”, but for the purposes of this “Flash Fiction Friday” post it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene written from a photo prompt. Today’s prompt picture is: I thought this image would work well for another installment in Adventures with Harrison and Mason (Click the corresponding category for more of their stories). “Look, Jaxon,” Mason said. “This is another opening …

WIP Update & Pretty Backyard Flower Pics

WIP Update What are Sam and Henry up to during the summer after Henry’s rescue? They’d thought adopting Buddy/Aiden was going to be smooth sailing, but will it be? From This Day Forward is a short story targeted for JMS’s Summer Lovin’ submissions call. It’s a direct sequel to ’Til Death Do Us Part. I’m not 100% sure anymore that this will ultimately become something dramatic enough to stand alone as its own story. …

Rainbow Snippets #10

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! Lately I’ve …

7-7-7 WIP Challenge

So, Heloise West tagged me to take the 7-7-7 WIP challenge. Don’t know what that is? The rules are as follows: Go to page 7 (or page 77) of one of your WIPs. Go to the seventh line on that page and share the next seven sentences. Then pay it forward by tagging seven more writers to continue the challenge. I have two WIPs going right now. One is titled From …

Flash Fiction Friday #06 – ’Til Death Do Us Part

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 written from a photo prompt. Today’s prompt picture is: Since the men in this painting match both the coloring and relative sizes of the main characters in my recent release, ’Til Death Do Us Part, I thought I’d make up a bonus scene featuring …

More Reviews for ’Til Death Do Us Part

A couple more reviews have come in for ’Til Death Do Us Part since I did a Review Roundup post back on April 28th. Sadonna at “The Novel Approach” and Giles West at “multitaskingmomma” each had nice things to say about the book. Excerpt from a Review by Sadonna of “The Novel Approach” 4 out of 5 stars This book is just really well written. There was drama and suspense that …

Rainbow Snippets #09

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! Today I’m …

Flash Fiction Friday #05

Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “short”, but for the purposes of this “Flash Fiction Friday” post it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene written from a photo prompt. I’m recycling again, today. This is a piece I wrote in a GoodReads M/M Group thread back on November 30, 2015. Alas, I am hopelessly behind on my Camp NaNoWriMo WIP, so I’ve got to cut corners …

Review Roundup – ’Til Death Do Us Part

Excerpt from a Review by Dyllan of “Gay Book Reviews” 4.5 out of 5 stars — “Recommended Read” I really, really, really liked this story. The author sets the pace well, and we are able to get to know the characters and how they are dealing with everything since the crash. The day-by-day at the island sometimes cracked me up, and at others had me at a point of tears. Henry, Garret, Devon …

Flashback Scene from Sam’s POV #02 (Chap. 3)

’Til Death Do Us Part is now out in eBook formats through JMS Books, LLC (and all the usual distributors), and will be available in print format on June 30, 2016. Back on April 17th I posted one of the flashback scenes from ’Til Death Do Us Part, rewritten to be from Sam’s POV instead of Henry’s (in the book, all the flashback scenes are told from Henry’s POV). This was motivated by a comment …

Rainbow Snippets #08

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! Today I’m …

Flash Fiction Friday #04

Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “short”, but for the purposes of this “Flash Fiction Friday” post it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene written from a photo prompt. Today’s prompt picture is: For the second night in a row Harrison sat straight up in bed, gasping for breath. Mason groaned and turned to him. “Another muddy pond dream?” Harrison shook his head. “This time it …

Flashback Scene from Sam’s POV #01 (Chap. 2)

’Til Death Do Us Part is now out in eBook formats through JMS Books, LLC (and all the usual distributors), and will be available in print format this coming June. I’ve enjoyed reading the blog reviews since they’ve all been complimentary. There are five of them so far (click the cover image for links and quotes), with eight more expected, and feelers out for others. One of the reviewers, Bethany at …

Rainbow Snippets #07

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! Today I’m …

Flash Fiction Friday #03

Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “short”, but for the purposes of this “Flash Fiction Friday” post it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene written from a photo prompt. Today’s prompt picture is: Harrison sat straight up in bed, gasping for breath. Mason sat up next to him and put an arm around his shoulders. “Another bad dream?” Harrison nodded. “And I’m not even the one …

Wednesday Words #01 (PT’s #68) – ’Til Death Do Us Part

I recently started following PT Wyant’s blog, Novel Notes, and stumbled across PT’s post today titled Wednesday Words #68 (4/13/2016). Number 68, so obviously this is something PT’s been doing for a while now. Anyway, the idea is that a few prompt words will be posted just after midnight, eastern time, and followers of the blog are encouraged to write a bit of flash fiction (approx. 500 words) using those …

Send Lawyers, Guns, and Roses by Heloise West – Release Info

The release date of Send Lawyers, Guns, Roses is April 19, 2016. This is not a standalone novel, but the sequel to Hitting Black Ice (Loose Id December, 2014). It’s part of the Heart and Haven series: https://velvetpanic2.wordpress.com/heart-and-haven-series/ Blurb: When Hunter and Alex (formally Shawn) are given the vacation of a lifetime, it’s a chance for them to pay attention to romance and get out of the path of danger. …

Rainbow Snippets #06

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! …

Flash Fiction Friday #02

Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “short”, but for the purposes of this “Flash Fiction Friday” post it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene written from a photo prompt. Today’s prompt picture is: Harrison rubbed his eyes as he stumbled blearily into the kitchen, then burst out laughing. “What on earth are you wearing?” Mason looked up from the stove and grinned sheepishly. “It was in …

A Great Review and an Announcement

I’m cautiously pleased with how things are going so far with the release of my new book, ’Til Death Do Us Part. It’s been submitted for review at a number of review sites/blogs, and one has come through so far, but more have been promised. Dyllan at Gay Book Reviews gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars, and designated it a “Recommended Read.” Here’s a short excerpt from the review: “I …

It’s Release Day!

I’m pretty excited to announce my first release day in almost seven years! I’ve received some positive feedback on the story, and I’m very proud of it. For this first week you can get it for 20% off if you buy direct from the publisher, JMS Books. After that, it’ll be regularly priced at $5.99. It’s novel length, coming in at upwards of 70K words, with 215 pages in PDF …

Rainbow Snippets #05

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 while you’re over there checking out this fantastic group! I contemplated sharing a …

Two More Days!

Only two more days before ’Til Death Do Us Part is available for download! This is my first new book since Cultivating Love was published by Loose ID back in June of 2009. I had a long stretch of “real life” keeping me from being able to find the time/space to write, but it feels good to be back. The excerpt in the image, above, is taken from the story’s prologue. …

Flash Fiction Friday #01

Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “short”, but for the purposes of this “Flash Fiction Friday” post it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene written from a photo prompt. I’m going to try to do this every Friday. For my first post, today, I’m kind of cheating. I’m recycling a bit of flash fiction I wrote back in November for a thread in Goodreads’ M/M …

30% Off Sale at JMS Books, LLC

Fantastic bargain today and tomorrow at JMS Books, LLC. Take 30% off everything! One of the best things about buying direct from JMS is you don’t have to choose which format to buy, you automatically get the full set (EPUB, MOBI, PDF, HTML). I highly recommend any avid (or simply curious) M/M reader go check out their offerings. I just took advantage of this deal, myself, with a couple purchases (And This …

Rainbow Snippet – ’Til Death Do Us Part

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 while you’re over there checking out this fantastic group! This …

I Take Back My Last Post!

After playing around here with my shiny new WordPress account I find I like it much better than Blogger, so I take back my last (and only, up until this point) post, Blogger Is Where I’m Active. I am going to turn this WordPress account into my primary blog/website. The pages are still under construction, but I’ll get there. Turns out it’s quite user-friendly, so it’s just a matter of …

Blogger is Where I’m Active

I opened a WordPress account to make it easier to comment on WordPress blog posts. Perhaps in the future I’ll build this up to mirror my Blogger. In the meantime, to see what I’m up to check out my Blogger page: http://addison-albright.blogspot.com Or my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/addison.albright I don’t actually post to my Facebook “profile,” but if you want to prompt me to follow you back, friend me here, too: https://www.facebook.com/addison.albright.profile I’m …