Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Avery turns 3!

Elton John sang about the Circle of Life. It was a great song with lyrics that encouraged us to think about the interconnectivity of all us creatures on this little blue dot. It also recognized and, at least to me, seemed to celebrate the essential impermanence of life, the ebb and flow of all things.

For writers, this undulation often includes our characters. They call to us from the mists. We learn to love them as they tell us their stories. Then they fade back into the ether, directing their friends to us. But they never entirely leave us, not if they're truly special.

Each of my guys is special to me in his own way, but none have quite the place in my heart that Avery does. That's why it's so hard to believe we're approaching the 3rd anniversary of the publication of Out of the Blackness.

I know. Fives and Zeroes are always considered the important dates. So, you may be asking yourself, who cares about a third anniversary? Well, I do. I care about everything that pertains to Avery. It also means that next month will be five years since my little Whisper Boy first tentatively reached out to me.
OotB was a Finalist for Best Contemporary Novel 2013

To celebrate, I've decided to put Out of the Blackness on sale at select sites.
For 45% off paperbacks, go to CreateSpace and enter code DTRPT4RG.
This sale lasts until July 17.

All-Romance eBooks has Mobi, PDF, and Epub versions on sale for $3.99 now.
Kobo will start a sale in the next 48 hours or so for $3.99 or your local approximation (around 43% off).
The ebook sale lasts until July 9.

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  1. I absolutely loved both Avery books. The first one stuck with me for days and it was great to see how much he had healed in the second. Noah is amazing. No words for how much I adore him. The whole family of friends is beautiful and special! Thanks for creating them!

  2. That is so great to hear, Becky! Thank you! I love those boys. Continued happy reading!

  3. I just re-read Out of the Blackness and wanted to say I loved it even more the second time around. I adore Avery so much. Thank you <3

    1. Thank you so much, Eleanor! I hope it always gets better for you. :)

  4. Love, love, love the Avery books! I keep re-reading them and cheering them all on. I particularly like that, in the midst of the darkness of the topic, there's humour (yes, Canadian spelling here :) ) interlaced throughout the stories to pop up and surprise me.

    Any chance on a Kaleb/Josh book in the future? :D

    Thanks for your writing!

    Jay M.

    1. Thank you, Jay! I'm thrilled you read Avery's story again and again! The chances are slim that Kaleb and Josh will get their story told, but I've learned to never say never. Thank you for reading and writing in!