Thursday, November 26, 2020

The night before his debut album releases ~ Read an #excerpt from HIS OMEGA ON STAGE #CountdownToReleaseDay #Romance #MPreg #PNR


Hello and welcome back to my Countdown to Release Day!

HIS OMEGA ON STAGE releases November 30, and I'm sharing something related to the book with you each day on my blog. I've started with excerpts, and if you missed the first three, you can find them here(1), here(2), and here(3). I have a couple other things planned as well. Saturday is my Weekend Writing Warriors post, where I'll share a snippet from further into the book. And on release day, there will be a special deal you're not going to want to miss out on!

So, I'll continue today with the beginning of chapter two. Enjoy!


Chapter Two continued
Ash

“Ash?” Phons, the manager assigned to me by Adan Records, stepped into the lounge. “Did you get something to eat?”

Shit, I hadn’t. I’d been so distracted after seeing Jun, I forgot to go and get some food. I’d wanted pizza, but so much for that. “Nah. Wasn’t really feeling like anything from the places downstairs.”

“You weren’t recognized or anything, were you?” He gestured toward the door. “’Cause I can go get you something.”

Recognized? I wish the one person I’d been talking to had recognized me. “No, it’s okay. I’m really not that hungry now. You know, nerves and all.”

“Oh.” My manager tilted his head, as if confused. And no wonder. Before I’d gone down to buy food, I had done nothing but complain about how hungry I was, since I didn’t go to Table D’hôte with the company. I’d wanted one last night out of the spotlight.

“You sure? Have you eaten much today?”

I sat up and rubbed my temples. “I’m okay. I mean, I was hungry before, but then I got into my head on the way down, and I lost my appetite.”

“I get it.” He sat on the other end of the L-shaped couch. “Try and eat something at home, if you can. Is there anything you want to review before you go?”

“Naw.” I leaned back and sighed. “I mean, it’s pretty straightforward. I go on stage, introduce myself and the video for Always Running. Then after a brief Q&A, I sign albums.” We’d reviewed the process so many times and discussed what questions I was allowed to answer and the ones I had to avoid.

“Correct.” He rested his elbows on his thighs and templed his fingers. “You’ll have plenty of security there with you, as well as others controlling the flow of the crowd. Especially during the signing.”

“Sounds good.” I just wanted it to be tomorrow already, so I could be at the signing and find out what fans and critics thought of my album. That mattered more to me than any amount of fame.

“So, if you’re ready to go home then, I’ll let your driver know.”

I nodded to Phons. “Yeah, might as well try and get some rest before everything drops. If that’s even possible.”

He chuckled. “I was just an intern here when TK debuted, but he had the exact same nerves. I’ve listened to your album and heard nothing but positive words from the others who’ve heard it, too. Tomorrow is going to be a day you’ll never forget.”

“I hope so.” In the most positive way possible. I knew my life would never be the same, but I didn’t want to be a one-hit wonder whom everyone forgot after a couple of years. That is, if my song and album even became a hit.

“Okay, let’s go.” I stood up and wiped my hands on my pants, needing to get away from the company for a few hours. I’d spent an enormous amount of time here over the last month, preparing for my debut. Even slept here a few nights. Tonight, I needed a break. To clear my head. Maybe think about a certain record store employee instead. Yeah, that was what I’d do. As soon as I said goodbye to my manager at my apartment door, I would have nothing but Jun on my mind. He would return to my fantasies, just like during my teenage years. Because that was the only place he’d ever be my alpha.



HIS OMEGA ON STAGE
Shifter Towers book four

Jun
For leopard cat shifter, Jun, being the rogue alpha in high school hadn’t helped him as an adult. Though he sometimes believed he was ready to find a mate, past experiences taught him that those he loves eventually leave him. So, he protects his heart by seeing omegas looking for nothing more than a one-night stand. Until he runs into someone from his past.

Ash
As the first omega signed to Adan Records, AI is anxious for the release of his debut album. Being a leopard cat shifter instead of an actual leopard like the rest of his family has always made him feel small and insignificant. But now he’s about to shine bright in front of the world, all on his own, without an alpha by his side. He doesn’t need one, and definitely doesn’t have time for one. Though when he runs into someone from his past who knows him as Ash, he wants to give this alpha all of his attention.

On Stage
But with all the problems that fame brings, will Ash be able to make a relationship work? Will Jun fight for the omega he’s sure is his fated mate? Or will they let each other slip away, believing what they have isn’t enough?

RELEASES NOVEMBER 30, 2020!

Pre-Order here:


The first book in the series,
BUNNY OMEGA ON THE RUN
is available in digital and print:

The second book in the series,
MINK OMEGA IN HIDING
is available in digital and print:

The third book in the series,
PIKA OMEGA PLUS ONE
is available in digital and print:



Wednesday, November 25, 2020

His first crush, seven years later ~ Read an #excerpt from HIS OMEGA ON STAGE #CountdownToReleaseDay #Romance #MPreg #PNR


Hello and welcome back to my Countdown to Release Day!

HIS OMEGA ON STAGE releases November 30, and I'm sharing something related to the book with you each day on my blog. I've started with excerpts, and if you missed the first two, you can find them here and here. I have a couple other things planned as well. Saturday is my Weekend Writing Warriors post, where I'll share a snippet from further into the book. And on release day, there will be a special deal you're not going to want to miss out on!

So, I'll continue today with the beginning of chapter two. Enjoy!


Chapter Two
Ash

It was him. It was really him. I let out a squeal then rolled my eyes at myself, thankful no one was in the elevator with me. I was acting like I did in high school when I saw my crush. I was seven years older, and still freaking out over him on the eve before one of the most important days of my life.

When the doors opened, I exited the elevator and headed to the artists’ lounge, unable to stop the skip in my step. Why was I more excited about seeing him than my album about to drop? It wasn’t as if he knew who I was. I’d made sure of that, wearing my hat and mask in the record store. I hadn’t wanted to be recognized by my fans. Yet, he was one person I would love to reveal my identity to. My true self. Not my stage name. Though, I doubted he’d know me anyway. In high school, I’d stood in awe, like a statue, as he passed me in the halls. I got excited if he even looked in my general direction. Never got up the courage to say a word to him though. Not once. Had I not been in disguise, I still would have been just some younger omega who shopped in the store where he worked.

In the lounge, I lay across the long white leather couch, disappointed in how I’d reacted to seeing Jun again. First, I’d panicked when I realized who was talking to me. Then I’d made up some story about a sister I didn’t have. A brother, yes. One the same age as Jun. One who knew I’d had a crush on the alpha loner and told me to stay away from him.

But I no longer spoke to that brother or my parents. They hadn’t accepted that I wanted to be a singer, wanted me to play a sport instead, “get a scholarship” that way, and “make something of yourself.” My own dreams hadn’t mattered to them. But I wasn’t like them to begin with. I was a leopard cat shifter instead of an actual leopard. My brother joked I was adopted. I believed him for most of my life even though my parents denied it. And they still expected me to be like them and follow their dreams for me. So, I left home the day after I graduated high school, getting a job at a fast-food joint for minimum wage and sleeping on the couch of a former classmate who’d moved to a downtown apartment the year before. It had been a rough few months living there, and my parents had never tried to look for me. But I remained focused on the auditions coming up at Adan Records. It was my dream to get signed to the company, go on tours, sing for crowds around the world. And it was all about to come true. My debut album, Stay, would release tomorrow. So, why did seeing Jun make me feel so small, like I was some shy kid again? Why had I been brave enough to stand in front of a bunch of industry professionals to sing, but I couldn’t say a simple hello to my crush? And I still got so flustered around him. I was hopeless when it came to those kinds of feelings. Didn’t know if I’d ever be brave enough to confess to him, or anyone else I might have feelings for in the future.



HIS OMEGA ON STAGE
Shifter Towers book four

Jun
For leopard cat shifter, Jun, being the rogue alpha in high school hadn’t helped him as an adult. Though he sometimes believed he was ready to find a mate, past experiences taught him that those he loves eventually leave him. So, he protects his heart by seeing omegas looking for nothing more than a one-night stand. Until he runs into someone from his past.

Ash
As the first omega signed to Adan Records, AI is anxious for the release of his debut album. Being a leopard cat shifter instead of an actual leopard like the rest of his family has always made him feel small and insignificant. But now he’s about to shine bright in front of the world, all on his own, without an alpha by his side. He doesn’t need one, and definitely doesn’t have time for one. Though when he runs into someone from his past who knows him as Ash, he wants to give this alpha all of his attention.

On Stage
But with all the problems that fame brings, will Ash be able to make a relationship work? Will Jun fight for the omega he’s sure is his fated mate? Or will they let each other slip away, believing what they have isn’t enough?

RELEASES NOVEMBER 30, 2020!

Pre-Order here:


The first book in the series,
BUNNY OMEGA ON THE RUN
is available in digital and print:

The second book in the series,
MINK OMEGA IN HIDING
is available in digital and print:

The third book in the series,
PIKA OMEGA PLUS ONE
is available in digital and print:



Tuesday, November 24, 2020

A Suspicious Customer ~ Read an #excerpt from HIS OMEGA ON STAGE #CountdownToReleaseDay #Romance #MPreg #PNR


Hello and welcome back to my Countdown to Release Day!

HIS OMEGA ON STAGE releases November 30, and I'm sharing something related to the book with you each day on my blog. I've started with excerpts, and if you missed the first one, you can find it here. I have a couple other things planned. Saturday is my Weekend Writing Warriors post, where I'll share a snippet from further into the book. And on release day, there will be a special deal you're not going to want to miss out on!

So, I'll continue today with the second part of chapter one. Enjoy!


Chapter One continued
Jun

I’d just finished bringing in everything labeled for the signing when two women from AR arrived to help me get the room ready. The older one, probably in her mid-forties, with shoulder-length blonde hair and a large tattoo of a snake around her right arm, had a detailed layout of where everything was supposed to go. We divided the room then set up cardboard cutouts, decorated tables, and arranged the line area. The merchandise would come in the morning. Adan Records was really strict about not letting anyone get an early peek at their albums. Even though customers always came into the store early, hoping to snag a copy before their friends, they never had any luck with AR artists. Because we didn’t get them ahead of time.

I had just put the last barrier in place for the fan lineup when my phone vibrated in my pocket. I pulled it out to find a text from Felix.

Suspicious customer. Busy with others. Can you come deal?

Be right there, I replied.

I quickly excused myself from the room then rushed back to KMM. Felix was ringing through customers, but I could see him side-eying the person he’d texted me about. And for good reason. The figure browsing through the pop CDs wore baggy black jogging pants and a hoodie, with a black bucket hat and black face mask bejewelled with silver beads in the shape of a diamond. Obviously trying to keep their identity a secret, but that made them more suspicious in a record store. Though we had security stickers on most products, there were still too many items that could easily be pocketed.

I caught a whiff of their scent. Vanilla and brown sugar. An omega, which I hadn’t expected when I’d first seen him. Though I couldn’t tell what kind of shifter. “Can I help you with something?”

I don’t think he heard me approach, as he jumped a little before turning my direction. “I uh, yeah.... I’m looking for AI. His new album. For my sister.”

His deep voice caught me by surprise, too, but I didn’t believe his story at all. Why did he have to hide, in multiple ways, that he was a fan?

I sneaked a glimpse of his eyes under the rim of his hat. He appeared strangely familiar, as if I should know who the person was but couldn’t seem to remember. Someone I’d seen in person before maybe? Why couldn’t I remember?

“AI’s album doesn’t release until tomorrow. We don’t get any copies of it until first thing in the morning. Sorry to disappoint you, I mean, your sister.” Would he get the hint I didn’t find his story credible? “But if you’re available tomorrow, AI will be here to sign his new album from eleven until two. There’ll be new merch, too.”

“Oh, okay.” The guy adjusted his hat and mask, covering even more of his face. “I’ll come back then to get one. Thank you.” He rushed out of the store without bothering to look for anything else.

Not that I minded. It meant I could return to setting up for the signing. But I wondered if the guy would really come back. Would he admit to being a fan if face-to-face with AI?

“Customers are looking for his album already,” I said, walking into the event room. “That’s a good sign.”

“Understandable. He’s really good.” The older woman carried the cardboard cutout of AI to the stage. “I heard his album is a bit different from the covers he posted though.”

Everyone spoke so highly of his covers, but I still wouldn’t listen to them. I wanted to hear him singing his own music to make my judgment. “Well, I’m sure he’ll have quite the turnout tomorrow.”

The woman set the cutout in place, and that was the first time I got a glimpse of the artist who went by the stage name AI. All other cutouts had him wearing a white full-face mask, with intricate silver patterns. In this one, I could see his dark hair and big doe eyes. I couldn’t shake the feeling of familiarity, like I should know him from somewhere. I guess I’d have to try to get a glimpse of him sometime tomorrow to know for sure. That is, if I had a moment to leave the store.



HIS OMEGA ON STAGE
Shifter Towers book four

Jun
For leopard cat shifter, Jun, being the rogue alpha in high school hadn’t helped him as an adult. Though he sometimes believed he was ready to find a mate, past experiences taught him that those he loves eventually leave him. So, he protects his heart by seeing omegas looking for nothing more than a one-night stand. Until he runs into someone from his past.

Ash
As the first omega signed to Adan Records, AI is anxious for the release of his debut album. Being a leopard cat shifter instead of an actual leopard like the rest of his family has always made him feel small and insignificant. But now he’s about to shine bright in front of the world, all on his own, without an alpha by his side. He doesn’t need one, and definitely doesn’t have time for one. Though when he runs into someone from his past who knows him as Ash, he wants to give this alpha all of his attention.

On Stage
But with all the problems that fame brings, will Ash be able to make a relationship work? Will Jun fight for the omega he’s sure is his fated mate? Or will they let each other slip away, believing what they have isn’t enough?

RELEASES NOVEMBER 30, 2020!

Pre-Order here:


The first book in the series,
BUNNY OMEGA ON THE RUN
is available in digital and print:

The second book in the series,
MINK OMEGA IN HIDING
is available in digital and print:

The third book in the series,
PIKA OMEGA PLUS ONE
is available in digital and print: