Restraint (Power Exchange Book 4) or How This Disastrous Election Won’t Stop Me

I think I’m done reeling from the election results. I might have my balance back. Now, I’m rolling up my sleeves and ready to fight. I’m ready to take on those who want to see immigrants and Muslims and People of Color and LGBTQ people shuffled out of their country, into dark corners, or into some other kind of oblivion. President Trump is the dying gasp of a white patriarchy who can’t handle otherness, and while it may feel like a hurricane force wind right now, I’ve got lungs, too, and I plan to scream back. I will be like Lieutenant Dan, on the mast of a small ship riding stormy waves, screaming into the wind and the rain, “Is that all you got! Come on! Bring it!”

I will not go quietly into the closet/dark corners/oblivion like apparently half the voters in this country would like me and other marginalized groups to do. Nope. This is MY country, too and I absolutely refuse to be a doormat because these people have deemed my differences are not differences they can tolerate.

So much for America the melting pot.

I’ve been kicking around an idea for a 4th Power Exchange (this series has taught me to never say never. It keeps coming back so much I might as well make that the tagline). Ben of all people has been whispering to me, saying, “Hey, I have a story, too. Maybe I’m ready to let you tell it.” It has some legs, so I’ve tinkered out a plot and in the last couple weeks have gotten the first scene down amid a wedding, some serious personal strife that knocked me over like Hulk punching Thor, and this ugly, UGLY election. I cannot promise when Restraint will be released other than to say 2017. But it’s my foremost project, and is the one getting my attention. It may not go as fast as Consent did (4 months to write) or it may. The point is that I’m writing it and in the wake of heartbreaking, devastating news, I wanted to share with my people that maybe we still have things to look forward to. I know I still have a voice, and I plan to use it. I’m going to be getting louder. This is my way of saying I will not sit down, I will not shut up, and in fact, I will write about the love of people like me until I take my literal dying gasp. I will never quit.

So, as a promise to you all, I give you the first scene from Restraint, Power Exchange Book 4. I hope you like it and are excited Ben and Gavin have more to say. Click through to read on.

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Lunchtime Poll (Again)

I have a question, if you would be so kind as to take a few seconds to answer this question about the interest level in an audiobook version of the Power Exchange Trilogy. Much obliged.

 

Deadline: March 31st

Today and tomorrow are the last days to tweet or post* on Twitter, FB, G+, and Tumblr (don’t forget to tag me or I won’t see it) why you want to win signed paperback copies of the Power Exchange trilogy.** Five entries max per person. Good luck!

*Comments on this post, or on the links to this post via the various social media places I lurk don’t constitute an entry. New posts/tweets, or reblogs/shares DO constitute an entry as long as you say why you want to win.

**Available to US residents only, due to expense of shipping. There are, however, a few people who have entered from other countries who have a US proxy address to which I can send the books. If you have a friend willing to let me ship the books to them and a swap there isn’t difficult for you, that works for me.

WIN the Signed Power Exchange Trilogy

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Want to win signed copies of the Power Exchange trilogy in paperback?*

Here’s what you do.

Tell me on Twitter (in a new tweet, not a RT) why you want to win.

Safeword (PE Tag) AJ RoseTell me on Facebook (in a new post, not a comment on my posts) why you want to win.

Tell me on G+ (in a new post, not commenting on my post) why you want to win.

Reblog this post on Tumblr with why you want to win.

That’s it.

Each person has up to 5 chances to win, so the more times you tell me, the greater your chances. Deadline is March 31st at Consent darker cover jpgmidnight, Central time.

Those who are already signed up for my newsletter have been preemptively entered once.

*because of international shipping rates, this giveaway is open to US residents only. But this won’t always be the case, as soon as I can get books sent to the other side of the pond for better shipping rates.

Power Exchange Post Mortem

For those of you who might be interested in the answers to questions like:

“When you started writing Power Exchange did you already have an idea the direction the story would take for Myah in Consent?”

and

“Considering that Gavin and Myah are detectives for the St. Louis police department, it isn’t shocking that there a lot of deaths in this series, but one death in Consent really took me off guard. What were your thoughts in the death of the character vs leaving him alive?”

click here for the entire interview, including what’s coming up for future works.

Busy Little Beaver

So there are a couple things in the works regarding the Power Exchange series. One, I’m not ready to talk about. The other thing is Consent is in the paperback review process. So if you’ve got the first two in hard copy, the third is on the way.

Also, I’d taken my titles down from All Romance eBooks a little bit ago due to some administrative publisher shuffling, but they are now available again. Except for The Yearning. That one I’ll have to get going again. It died with my previous laptop.

This is possibly my last post before the end of the year, so if I don’t see ya around before then, have a safe and peaceful holiday season and Happy New Year.