I had a COMPLETELY different post in mind. As a matter of fact, it is currently sitting unfinished on my laptop. I was going to start a series about “The Other Side of the Laptop” and talk all about the six months I spent in and out of the hospital reduced to being a “sometime” author, but mainly a reader. It gave me a new appreciation for my readers, and it changed the way that I write.
Then the Republican Nation Convention came on and Donald J. Trump gave his speech where he accepted the nomination…
Needless to say, I am not in the mood to do much of anything other than vent my anger, frustration, and tell people to vote. VOTE! VOTE! I know that I am an author, but I am a Black (really I’m multi-ethnic but when people look at me they see black, so yeah, that’s what I am, and I love my heritage), transgender, gay, Jewish, disabled man, Army veteran, and single father, who lives in the South, and who actively, and without hesitation, embarrassment, or shame protests, speaks out, and fights against inequality, LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights, and for human rights. So the speech that was given chilled me to my core and scared me. And that’s a big deal because it takes a lot, or something really scary to make me afraid.
So because I was filled with this fear and anger… this helpless disbelief and rage churning in my gut, I didn’t want to transfer that over onto this post (more than I already have-LOL). So I thought that I would share with you all one of the authors I started reading, and am now obsessed with, over this past year. If you like fantasy, contemporary, mpreg (male pregnancy), and/or a host of other really great genres (he writes in almost all of them), then I encourage you to pick up a book from Aidan Bates:
Ryan is an omega, but he’s also a senior associate on the fast track to partner. He doesn’t have time for romance or starting a family. His life has always been about his career, and he likes it that way. Considering how much of his family depends on his law firm salary, it’s probably better for everyone that he stays unattached.
All of this is fine until he’s assigned a pro bono case defending an accused murderer. The prosecutor is an alpha. More than that, he’s the perfect alpha for Ryan. There’s just one problem: he hates defense attorneys.
Adam is a prosecutor, and he loves it. He comes from a long line of prosecutors and police officers, and his greatest high is putting violent criminals away. He doesn’t have any patience for criminals or their apologists, until he meets an omega defense attorney he can’t get out of his head.
When flimsy evidence turns out to be part of a deeper issue in the town, can their love survive the resulting fallout?
This is a non-shifter male pregnancy gay romance book. This book contains sexually explicit content not suited for those under the age of 18. The book is approximately 50,000 words, has a happy ending and does not end in a cliffhanger. The book does include a bonus chapter for insider’s club members. However, the bonus chapter is not required to finish the book.
Or another author, Kellan Larkin:
Two war veterans from different worlds must overcome their pain to find love…
Ellis isn’t your average member of the Green Leaf wolf pack—he’s human. Taken in by the wolves when he was just a baby, he’s integrated himself, enjoying a quiet life ever since he got back from his tour in the Middle East. Now, burdened by outer and inner pain, he’s accepted that he’s got a lonely path ahead of him.
“But that’s what a partner is supposed to do—help heal your pain.”
Fian knows that his friend Zax found love—but there’s no way lightning can strike twice for two stranded aliens. But when he makes a connection with the endearingly human Ellis, he sees that there just might be some hope. Despite the inner struggles both men face in handling their emotions, Ellis gets pregnant, and they find that they have to bridge the gap and work together.
This novella has a HEA. No cheating, no cliffhangers. Each book in the Star Crossed Shifters series focuses on a different couple while expanding the overarching plot. It is recommended to read the books in order.
“Don’t worry about it. I’m an Alpha. Your Alpha. I have everything under control.”
Trust me, you won’t be sorry you did.