School started here two weeks ago – thankfully, in-person, since the viral counts are so much lower here in Poland – and it’s been absolutely glorious finding my groove again. I’ve known for ages that I need to write every day in order for my mood to be at its best – and it was nearly impossible to write with both kids and the husband underfoot all the time. (Even with Hubby’s best of intentions in giving me that space. Still didn’t happen more than once or twice.)
Better still: the 5yo is attending kindergarten now, which means he gets on the bus with his older brother. No more preschool runs! Suddenly I’ve got about two hours more to my day – and it feels like so much more time than just two hours. The first couple of days, I would be at a loss for what to do with myself by mid-afternoon. NO MORE.
(The first day, I maaaaayyyyy have watched The Old Guard on Netflix, and promptly gotten hooked. Feed me all the Nicky/Joe you possibly can, please and thank you.)
But before I tell you what I’ve been up to: three big announcements!
The Omega’s Missing Mate is now available on Kindle or in paperback!
Eric Calhoun was just looking for a date.
Eric Calhoun defies all omega stereotypes – most of the time. He’s adventurous, determined, independent… and desperate for a date that will actually go somewhere. When he meets Rashad Abboud, he immediately falls for Rashad’s dark good looks and sweet, considerate behavior. It’s obvious that Rashad likes Eric just as much – at least, if their short and probably ill-advised liaison in the back alley is any indication.
But fast forward one month – and Rashad’s not only ghosted Eric, but he’s left him a souvenir. Newly pregnant and determined to the right thing, Eric gives Rashad one more chance – only to discover that Rashad hasn’t just stopped returning his texts. He’s disappeared.
And after Eric asks the right questions in the wrong places – he’s about to disappear, too.
Rashad Abboud was just looking for answers.
Rashad Abboud isn’t the macho, unattached alpha he might seem. And he definitely didn’t mean to ghost Eric. He only wanted to follow the latest lead on his missing mother, who fled the country after her husband’s death when Rashad was just a toddler. Rashad’s questions clearly have caught someone’s attention, though: one minute he’s walking down a D.C. street, and the next he’s waking up on the other side of the world.
Maybe for some people, finding his family would be a dream come true: but for Rashad, the combination of family politics and leaving Eric behind is a personal nightmare! And just when he’s convinced the only way out is to accept it – he finds the surprise of a lifetime waiting for him in the next bedroom over…
Neither of them were looking for an international adventure.
Eric never wanted an adventure quite this big – and Rashad never wanted to find family this cloying. There’s no reason in the world why they should trust each other – but it might just be the only way they’ll ever make it home.
The Omega’s Missing Mate is a stand-alone m/m mpreg romance with an HEA ending. It features over-the-top bedrooms, the slowest car chase ever, and family members who really need to learn the definition of “boundaries”.
The Country Omega is now FREE on all platforms!
My first book is now free on all platforms!
(It’s been free almost everywhere – it’s just taken a while to convince Amazon to price-match.)
Omega Ethan Downing doesn’t want a mate. He wants to play his piano and travel the world. But with his acceptance to a prestigious musical conservatory hanging in the balance – and an ex who won’t take “no” for a hint – Ethan’s father arranges a bonding with an alpha neither of them have ever met.
Alpha Antonio Valdez’s life is perfect. He has the career, the money, the looks. In fact, he’d be perfectly happy never to bond at all. When his overbearing father arranges a bonding for him, he’s ready to find every excuse in the world not to go through with it.
One meeting changes both Ethan’s and Antonio’s minds.
Too bad their fathers have also changed theirs.
Now Ethan and Antonio have to fight for something they never even dreamed they wanted: each other.
The Country Omega is the first book in a three-part series set in the Omegaverse. It is a non-shifter, paranormal world in which mpreg is a possibility (but does not occur in this story).
I’m on Facebook!
I finally gave in and started a Penelope Peters Author Page. I know, I’m very late to the party! Truth is, I had a personal FB ages ago – and hated it, so I figured I’d never be able to keep up a FB page properly – and if you can’t keep one up, what’s the point?
But over the summer, when I couldn’t write, one of the things I could do was Tweet. And I worked hard at upping my social media presence, and I think I’ve been doing a much better job of it.
Besides – a FB page is just another way of reaching readers – and that’s my ultimate goal.
So if you don’t like Twitter or Tumblr – and if you don’t want to follow a blog – and you DO like FB – please be sure to check out my Page. Don’t forget to Follow and click that Like button! You’ll be more likely to see my posts on your timeline – and you won’t miss a thing.
(Such as next week’s announcement about upcoming sales and promotions!)
What Else I’ve Been Doing
- I’ve finished a third round of edits on The Omega School Part One. I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that some of those edits may have been inspired by the pandemic – in that having a pandemic be part of the worldbuilding’s backstory actually helped solve some plot elements for me. Don’t worry – the book’s pandemic is ancient history when we enter the story, so it doesn’t come up directly.
- I’ve restarted work on the first draft of Omega School Part Two. Past!Me was super clever and wrote up a really good synopsis of what happens in each chapter, so it’s going very quickly!
- I’ve written synopses for a holiday book and Omega School Part Three. Hopefully I’ll get to work on that holiday book soon – since the holidays are fast approaching! Plus, it’ll be meeting my goal of writing more stories outside the omegaverse, with older characters!
Whew… that’s a lot for just a couple of weeks… do I get chocolate cake as reward? Excellent.