Wrapping Up and Moving On with @MeganSlayer #writing #thinking #debating ~ cross-posted

I’ve been thinking long and hard about what I wanted to write for this post. An end of the year wrap-up? Maybe a memorial for things lost this year? A plan for 2017? Lots comes to mind. 

In the last few days, a lot has happened. Christmas! Hanukkah! Let’s not forget those. The time of joy and giving. Watching the wonder on the faces of those who received a gift–be it an actual item or an act of generosity. I’ll cherish that. 

Now, I know. There has been some sadness. The passing of legends, almost legends and those we just plain love. Trust me. My heart breaks for them. I’ve loved Gene Wilder since the movie Willie Wonka scared the crap out of (I was convinced if I ate the chocolate, I’d end up in the TV, too…and yet I still ate the chocolate.) So many people. So many creative fires dying out. 

But there are always going to be new ones. New fires we don’t even realize are there. Maybe you and I are the fires of tomorrow. Who knows.

I’m sad about the closing of a few of my publishers, too. I don’t like to speak ill of the closed, but I can honestly say, I didn’t have bad feelings towards those who closed or even bad experiences. Would I like to have the endings gone differently? Sure. Who wouldn’t? But I can’t say the experiences weren’t without merit. Maybe that was me still eating that chocolate.

I saw the shuttering of a few businesses I never thought would (Borders, Fictionwise, ARe) and are now gone. Poof! Okay, so not all were lost in 2016, but you get the idea. This biz is nutsy. 

Back to the chocolate, but I’m not giving up on my love of writing. I don’t know if I’ll ever become that author who hits all of the lists and my book title is on the lips of every reader in the world. That doesn’t mean I won’t try. It doesn’t mean I won’t keep telling the stories I’ve been doing so for the last… golly, I’ve been writing since 2007 and published since 2009. I’m not one of the longer running authors in the biz, but that chocolate still sure tastes good. 

So what is my plan for the next year? To keep writing. I’ve got books in the pipeline with multiple houses and fun things planned for the year. I’m not quitting. Not by a long shot and not when I still love the chocolate. Maybe one day I will be shrunken and land on the TV. Maybe not. Either way, I’m still going to keep slogging it out with the boys from Cedarwood, the shifters in the Sanctuary, the Battle Scarred paranormals and my Seeing Me male models. Why not? I get to play with male models in the morning, argue with everyday guys in Cedarwood in the afternoon, then wrestle with lion shifters at night. Sounds like a good gig to me.

What about you? What are your plans for 2017? Anything special? You know where I’ll be. Writing, reading and enjoying the ride.

Want something to warm up your winter? Try Reconnecting Christmas! Male models, a little angst and a happy ending (you didn’t think I’d keep the happy ending to myself, did you? *G*)

Reconnecting Christmas 

By Megan Slayer
M/M, Contemporary, Holiday, Romance
Short Story
From MLR Press

Art by Winterheart Designs

Oliver McNamara knows exactly what he wants for the holidays–his boyfriend to come home. He wants a nice, romantic Christmas with the man he loves. Will he get his perfect present or a lump of coal on the big day?

If Bert gets his way, this will be a holiday Oliver never forgets. But…being a world famous model means Bert doesn’t always set his working hours and giving Oliver what he deserves could be impossible. Can he reconnect with the man he loves over the holidays?

Two hearts will always find a way to become one especially with a little Christmas cheer involved.

Available from MLR Press: http://www.mlrbooks.com/Bookstore.php?bookid=MSRECCHR
Available now from Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Reconnecting-Christmas-Seeing-Me-Book-ebook/dp/B01N1ST25O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483020198&sr=8-1&keywords=Reconnecting+Christmas+Megan+Slayer
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/reconnecting-christmas-megan-slayer/1125312220?ean=2940157606893
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/reconnecting-christmas

Cross Posted from the Paranormal Romantics Blog: http://paranormalromantics.blogspot.com/2016/12/wrapping-up-and-moving-on-with.html

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Have You Grabbed Your Copy of Paid in Full by @MeganSlayer #mmromance #mm #PNR #gay

The second edition of Paid in Full is out now. Have you grabbed your copy yet?

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You know how people make deals with God? I made one with the Devil. For what you ask? A boyfriend. Little did I know, the Devil would not only take me up on the deal, but make it worth both our whiles — just not in the way I’d imagined. Turns out, nothing in my world is what it seemed.

http://changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=2000

Monday Morning Armchair Quarterback ~ Week 15

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Wowie. Christmas was good, but Christmas Eve football wasn’t so much if you’re a Bengals fan. Geesh. We kept the Texans honest, but still. Blech. How about we move right on to something that’s comical, instead of depressing?

Yes, let’s move forward to the funnies.

There are Honorable Mentions from last week–like always–so…here we go…

“He gets blasted”.

But he loved it.

“From an awkward release.”

Well, we’re not all smooth like some.

Okay, time for the Quotes of the Week. These are a real rip. Always!

“Punished at the point of attack.”

But it was worth it. 

“Can’t get the ball out of your hand any quicker.” 

He had a hard time anticipating the orgasm.

“the man is completely focused.”

He doesn’t want to come all over again!

“Nothing wrong with that middle finger.”

It is rather nice when it’s used for play.

“Comes on a rush.”

 Better than in a rush, right?

And now for the Doozy of the Week. Oh my…

This one is all kinds of wrong. Just all kinds.

“takes it to him with a huge sack.”

Um… I’m not even sure how that’s possible and I don’t think I want to see it.

Thanks for reading and please check out the other posts from the rest of the week.

Enjoy!

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Andy Dalton, #14, Quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals
By Melissa Batson (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0

It’s coming! #OutofBoundSeries by @MeganSlayer

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Love doesn’t always happen the way we want, but it’s always what we need.

The Griffons and the Dragons have a wild football rivalry…and not all of it’s on the field. Whether it’s realising love comes in any form and doesn’t have to play by the rules, or coming to grips with being true to yourself, these men are up to the challenge.

Can they play the game of love and win?

https://www.pride-publishing.com/series/out-of-bounds-series

Happy Christmas From @MeganSlayer and @WendiZwaduk

I love this old photo of the National Christmas Tree from 1923. I hope you do, too.

From my family to yours, Happy Christmas!!

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See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

(This image or media file contains material based on a work of a National Park Service employee, created as part of that person’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, such work is in the public domain in the United States. See the NPS website and NPS copyright policy for more information.)