Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Release Day!

Yesterday my first book from Muse It Up Publishing was released:

A tale of forbidden love between a half-breed alien and his human lover it is available at for only $2.50. It is a sci-fi erotic tale passion, loyalty, and love against the odds.

I celebrated at Red Lobster tonight with my parents. Some will find in my stories that parents aren't always the kindest or have serious flaws that make them more of a villain than a hero. I mine my own history quite often in dealing with backstory and then embellish. But tonight I was just reminded of how much sometimes that I don't have to embellish.

My parents picked me up and we were all talking. When I said something that my dad perceived as the worst thing ever and unloaded on me. I asked him if he was lecturing me. If I were living at his house and constantly asking him for every last dime (which I DON'T and do not do) I might have understood the reaction. I'm 36 and it's not easy to make me cry but he unloaded on me like gatling gun and reduced me to tears. I then had to sit for an hour and eat with him and act like everything was okay. 

It was as if he took my loneliness and kicked me in the gut with it. I love my dad, but the way my parents are, I don't know if I can do this anymore. Mom's 60 and dad is 59. My best friend just lost her father last year. To be honest I know society says to honor your parents but when they so clearly do not respect you I think you have to put distance between you and them. And to use their cruelty as fuel for the creative fire...I make no apologies for how dark my stories can be (No Ordinary Love is not a dark story, it's a romantic, steamy read for anyone looking for a knight in shining armor). My life is often troubled and rocky and to listen to my mother tonight deny what her brother did to me that took the joy out of the evening as well.

It's nice to know I belong to the Muse Authors and have friends here around me. I often feel deserted and lonely. Help me celebrate the release of my book No Ordinary Love and leave a comment here. Those who do will go into a pot for a tasty Halloween treat. 


Wendy said...

Congratulations, Amy. It is time to celebrate. You are published with MuseItUp Publishing. It can't get better than that. I wish you much success and a million sales for No Ordinary Love. You have achieved a cherished goal. May your Muse keep your writing. Congratulations too on your marathon achievement. So that's how to lose an incredible amount of weight? Perhaps I should try that.:)
Enjoy your moment in the sun and put the sorrow on hold for another day.

Rosalie Skinner said...

Congratulations on your release day Amy!! I hope you have many more of them and they herald lots of sales and success.
Good luck with the marathon running, losing weight and coping with life. Now you have your Muse family too, I hope they help lift each day's positive energy.

Unknown said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your release! How exciting. Your accomplishment is something to celebrate. You've done great and have it in you to continue to do great things.

Your Muse family is celebrating with you. May you be blessed with a ton of sales and many, many ideas for future books.

Author of Concilium, available July 2012
Concilium: The Departure, November 2012