Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Blog/Webpage Move

My blog/webpage has moved to WordPress. Please follow this link to keep up to date with what I'm up to:

Monday, March 21, 2016

Henceforth, WordPress Will Be My Primary...

I recently set up a WordPress account to make it easier to comment on WordPress blogs, which is something I've been doing a lot, lately, due to the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group. Anyway, after playing around with it for a while, I've decided I like it much better than my Blogger, here. So, henceforth, WordPress will be my primary blog/webpage.

Anyway, you can find me on WordPress, here: https://addisonalbright.wordpress.com
I'm also pretty active on Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/addison.albright

Thank you! :-)

Saturday, March 19, 2016

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 there!


Last week I shared a snippet from my novella, Cultivating Love. It's an oldie but a goodie, and is still available at Loose ID and a variety of distributorsThis week I'm going to share another snippet from my upcoming novel, ’Til Death Do Us Part (to be released at JMS Books on April 3, 2016, available for pre-order, now). 


In this snip, Sam's family wants to meet Henry, and Sam has just informed Henry of this fact.



Henry put down the red pen he’d been holding and set aside the stack of homework papers he’d been grading. Family? Unlike his own family, Henry knew Sam’s parents were accepting of their son’s sexuality, but would that really extend to acceptance of his boyfriend?

“Yikes.”

“Yikes?”

“I figured that would go over better than ‘oh, shit.’” 



      


’Til Death Do Us Part


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?


#RainbowSnippets

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Rainbow Snippet - Oldie But Goodie



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 there!

Last week I shared a snippet from my upcoming novel, ’Til Death Do Us Part (To be released at JMS Books on April 3, 2016). I have since shared a rather large excerpt from this book, so this week I'm sharing a short passage from my novella, Cultivating Love. It's an oldie, but a goodie, still available at Loose ID, and a variety of distributors.

Joe's smile was wide as they walked back toward the house. Partners. Ed had called them partners. He glanced over at Ed and caught him staring with a cheesy grin on his face. “What? You look like the cat that got the cream over there.” 


      


#RainbowSnippets

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

’Til Death Do Us Part - Excerpts!

70,144 words
Regular price $5.99
     
Coming to JMS Books on April 3, 2016.

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 assumed dead. But four persons—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, he moves on with his life. Will Sam be able to put aside his new love when he reunites with Henry?

And as a bonus, JMS’s early bird special gives you 20% off the regular $5.99 price, so for a limited time you can buy ’Til Death Do Us Part for only $4.79. Double bonus: when you buy direct from JMS’s website you don’t have to decide between formats, you get them all (EPUB, MOBI, PDF, HTML) for one low price!

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Per my contract, I can post the prologue and the first chapter, so that's what I'm going to do. Here they are. Enjoy!

Prologue: Unsettling News

Nash rubbed his hands over his face and raked them through his spikey blond highlighted hair. 

“Seriously, Sam,” he said as he plopped down on the sofa. “How can you stay so calm, with the wedding only a month away?”

“Isn’t that the wedding planner’s job? To do all the worrying for us?” But Sam knew better. Harley, their wedding planner, was also Nash’s best friend. Although abundantly competent, Harley was high strung and tended to run every little status detail by Nash.

“He’s great, but no, worrying still falls under the grooms’ jurisdiction.” Nash’s grass green eyes twinkled as he heaved an exaggerated sigh and placed the back of his hand against his forehead in a teasing display of faux-dramatics. “I guess I’ll just have to agonize enough for both of us.”

“No…” Sam grinned and leaned over to kiss Nash’s furrowed brow, then his nose, then finally his lips before coming up for air to add, “Nobody needs to worry. Or you can let my mother do it for us if you think someone must.”

“Your mother is a peach. I adore your mother. Can I adopt her?”

“She’s already unofficially adopted you.”

“I think she’d love anybody who makes you happy.”

Sam groaned softly. Of course she would. Nash had made his life enjoyable again, and his whole family loved Nash for it. Nash had heard the stories. “I put them through hell. Dark times. I’m so glad I met you.”

The oven timer went off and Sam got up to check on the roasting chicken pieces. “It’s ready,” he hollered from the kitchen after pulling the pan out of the oven. “Will you pour the wine, hon?”

“Just a sec. Someone’s at the door. Damn, I hope Harley hasn’t come up with something new to stress me out.”

Sam opened a cabinet, pulled out two dinner plates, and began dishing up the roasted meat and vegetables. When he turned around, Nash was standing in the doorway with his eyebrows drawn tightly together.

“Sam,” he hissed. “There are two military policemen at the door asking for you. What the fuck is going on?”

“MPs? I have no idea. They didn’t say?”

“No, they want to talk to you. They’re setting up a laptop computer out there.”

Sam’s eyes widened. Why on earth would military police need to talk to him? Even if some piece of that fucking, fucking airplane had washed up at this late date, he doubted family would be pointedly notified, let alone paid a personal visit. No, it couldn’t have anything to do with that old tragedy.

“I guess there’s only one way to find out.” He straightened his shoulders and walked to the living room. Hopefully he wasn’t about to be arrested for something he couldn’t even understand.

“I’m Sam Greene, how can I help you gentlemen?”

The two visitors glanced at each other, then the thinner man with the sharp nose and clear blue eyes clarified, “Samuel Miller-Greene?”

“Well, yes, technically. I never changed it back after my husband died. I use the full name for signing documents. I just tend to shorten it these days for casual use.”

The men shared another glance and seemed satisfied with that reply, giving each other barely perceptible nods. 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.”

Major Johnson’s lips twitched a bit at the question, but he quickly recovered his composure and replied, “Of course.”

Nash moved to Sam’s side, introduced himself, and they all sat down.

Major Johnson cleared his throat, took a quick look at Nash, then returned his focus to Sam. “Dr. Miller-Greene, a discovery was made this morning during a drone training exercise in the Pacific.”

Fucking hell. A “discovery” in the fucking Pacific Ocean. Apparently a grisly discovery rather than a simple chunk of fuselage to warrant a personal visit like this. Sam stiffened and felt Nash’s hand slip into his.

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.”

Time seemed to stop as Sam stared into the man’s eyes, trying to comprehend what he’d been told. Nash’s hand crushed his.

“Henry’s alive?” His voice broke with just those two words, and that’s all he was able to manage.

Chapter 1: Irony and Dignity

Day Zero

Monday, March 7, 2016

I Love My New Cover Art!

    
Isn't my new cover beautiful? Besides being overall aesthetically pleasing, it perfectly fits the story. Kudos and many thanks to Written Ink Designs for creating it!

After a seven year break from writing, I'm pleased to announce that ’Til Death Do Us Part will be released at JMS Books on April 3, 2016. No buy-link available yet. Excerpts will follow soon.

When Henry and Sam face an accidental estrangement, and Henry is assumed dead, can their love endure the trials of one’s fight for survival, and the other’s new love interest?

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

It's Rainbow Snippet Time!


I recently 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?

So here's my first contribution to the group. Six sentences from ’Til Death Do Us Part, my novel coming in April to JMS Books (More details on that, later). This snippet is from Chapter 1:

Whatever was going to happen was going to happen. There wasn’t anything I could do to change it, so I went back to thinking of Sam in an attempt to remain composed. I figured my odds of survival were no longer as completely non-existent as they’d been minutes ago, but they were still stacked against me, and dammit, I was going to die with dignity.

I mentally reviewed my life with Sam and renewed my sad attempts at telepathy, sending out apologies for things I regretted and would likely never be able to correct or tell him in person. I sent out more declarations of love, and I thought again about how Sam had been looking over my shoulder when I’d made my seat selection and had pointed out the seat I now found myself sitting in. It occurred to me that it was possible in these unique circumstances that his phobia would actually save my life.

When Henry and Sam face an accidental estrangement, and Henry is assumed dead, can their love endure the trials of one’s fight for survival and the other’s new love interest? 

#RainbowSnippets

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Totally legit reason, I swear!

I swear, there's a legit reason I was looking up which seaweeds might give you the runs!
#’TilDeathDoUsPart

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Potential Problem?

Oh, man, no kidding! I was Googling all about bombs on airplanes
for my book that's coming out in April.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Fantastic Sale This Weekend!

Don't miss this great deal at JMS Books this weekend only!




VALENTINE'S DAY SALE!
Save 25% off all e-books this weekend to celebrate!
Sale ends Monday, so stock up on your favorite authors today!

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Today is LGBT Center Awareness Day!


"Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community centers are instrumental in the effort to end LGBT youth homelessness. Across the country, centers support and empower over 40,000 people every week by offering needed social services, mental health counseling, cultural programs, recreational activities, libraries, educational programs, support groups, youth and elder support, computer access, and care and treatment to LGBT communities."

Click to read more at the True Colors Fund website

Sunday, October 18, 2015

TAKE ACTION TO MAKE HEALTH CARE A RIGHT FOR ALL!

The Human Rights Campaign has issued this call for action:

"Take action with HRC today and ask the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to include sexual orientation within the definition of sex for purposes of Section 1557 and thank HHS for providing gender identity protections. Also, please ask HHS to refuse religious exemptions for health care providers when providing health care to LGBT people."

Follow this link to add your name to the petition!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Read an eBook Week at Smashwords!


My books are all enrolled in Smashwords' Read an eBook Week promotion at 50% off their regular price:http://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=addison+albright

Use the code REW50 at checkout for 50% off during Smashwords' site-wide promotion! (Offer good thru March 10, 2012)