BIG SummerSale on ARe! Only Today

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AllRomanceebooks has a big sale today, to celebrate the begin of the summer. This is an awesome opportunity to fill up your e-reader for the summer holiday. All my titles are discounted as well, Never Wrong and Grenzen are nearly 50% off, while Saving Alex is 25% off.

Don’t miss it. And now excuse me, I have some shopping to do (if you hear some quiet sobbing, it’s my credit card)

And if you want to chat about your new books, or look for a place to hang out, I created an author group. Please check it out. I’d love to meet you there!

General Update: Waiting, waiting and no idea what to write

Saving-Alex-Bookmark1aI think it’s time for a general update. So, what’s new?

I finished edits on my DRitC story Alex’s Surprise (Unexpected #1) and it will release within the next ten days. I should get the exact date today or tomorrow. I’m giddy like hell!

The follow up, Saving Alex (Unexpected #2) is with my editor and since it’s the first time working with Harper Jewel, I’m really curious what she’ll say. I’ve set tentatively release date on July 1st, but that depends on the edits. I’ve already signed up with Amazon, ARe and Smashwords, and I’m itching to put up Saving Alex for preorder. It’s an amazing feeling to do all that stuff by myself.

My next project is a story for MLR, which is due in August and editing my novel, Small Steps, so I can submit it. I’m also ready to write Gerome’s story (which would be Unexpected #3) and then there’s the second book to Small Steps which I really want to write…

You see, so many stories, yet I can’t settle on one. A few days ago, I started a workshop (by Rhonda Helms) about deep POV. Now I’m hesitant to write something new since I want to use as much as possible from the workshop, but then, not writing feels so odd, I can’t do that. 🙂

I’m totally behind with my reviews, so I’ll try to catch up there and then I’ll edit Small Steps, in the hope of submitting it in the next few weeks. Wish me luck!

Oh, the picture is the book mark my cover designer made for me. Isn’t it awesome?

 

Alex’s Surprise: An Excerpt

Alex's-Surprise---pdf-cover---jpeg2My DRitC Story:

Alex’s Surprise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excerpt:

Alex zapped annoyed through the channels. He lounged on the couch, bored out of his mind. Sam, his best friend and roommate, had taken up the recliner, reading something. Maybe Alex should do that as well? Nothing caught his interest, no movie, no documentation, nothing.

He stopped for a moment at a news report showing a pregnant man. What was up with that?

The man’s stomach was swollen, showing he was at least five or six months along. His hands were cuffed in front of his baby bump and tears were streaming down his face. The camera showed a courtroom full of people, slowly sweeping over the interested men and women watching the process.

Alex turned up the volume, sitting up straighter. What had the man done? And why was he pregnant? He’d heard it was possible, but he’d never encountered someone who’d actually experienced that.

The anchor’s voice came up. “Robert B. was tried for violation of the racial laws. Today’s sentencing was long awaited. No one had heard of pregnant man for years, and there’d been uncertainty about the actual jurisdiction in such cases. B., who’s, according to doctors, six months along, was sentenced to five years in jail. His child will be put in an orphanage until he’s released. The biological father has no legal claim over the child. He will be able to visit his child, but he can’t get guardianship over the baby.

B. broke down after hearing the judge’s decision. Even through it’s forbidden, he clearly hoped the old laws would be overturned. Instead, the judge confirmed that breeding between the races is still forbidden and punishable. With that, back to the studio.”

The picture changed, showing now a woman in a suit, smiling in the camera. “Thanks to our reporter in Washington, D.C. for a summary of today’s events in court. Now to the weather…”

Alex turned down the volume, blending out the forecast. He turned to Sam, who had apparently put down his book to watch the news as well. “Have you heard that? How can they judge someone because he got pregnant?”

“I have no idea? Maybe because it’s wrong? Are these children dangerous? I’ve never met one, or heard of one, for that matter, but I guess there’s a reason it’s forbidden.”

Alex frowned. A new life was precious, not wrong. He couldn’t imagine a child being dangerous, even if it was mixed. Children born from mixed relationship were allowed, as long as one of the parents was female and the other male. Why this didn’t apply to children born form a same-sex relationship was beyond Alex.

This was the first case in a long time, according to the anchor, but he’d not given a reason why the laws were upheld.

“It’s still wrong in my eyes.”