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August 25, 2016 · 5:35 pm

Rainbow Connection

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So, I am over halfway with #RC and feel confident, now, that it will reach it’s publication date. So, it felt the appropriate time to do a cover reveal, and an explantion.

Rainbow Connection is a selection of 7-stories. The idea was first conceived from wanting to write a story without using sexuality labels. I simply wanted to write a love story without having to use the word gay, just like in straight stories where they never mention the word straight. I figured, whilst writing the first instalment of the story that I wanted to take it further, and removed all LGBTQA+ words from all of these stories, so, these stories are about 7 boys, some are in relationships, some aren’t, most of them like boys, they all have a journey to go on, and all attend a the same support group, Rainbow Connection.

 

R.J.

 

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Finding more new places to write

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Its quite well known that I love finding new places to write, and it’s probably quite obvious that I have a love for water also.

For the last 10 days I have been expeditions around Hungary and it has had its highs and it’s lows but I did it, I’ve reached the last day, and what I’ve found whilst traveling not around Hungary is, for a land locked country, a lot of water. Fountains, water displays and even a full grown lake, (one of the biggest in Europe).

Ive become aware that water inspires me like nothing else. I find something so relaxing and so carefree about water, that I find it’s easy to write by. We were told we had to keep a journal as we traveled around the country, something I find rather difficult to do, I write fiction what more do you want me to say! I have attempted to keep up with my journal but a scene or two have been peeking through and a whole lot of inspiration has been brewing to write when I return to the UK.

Whilst here, I’ve read 3 books, Grand and Humble (Brent Hartinger), Angel Kermony and Sydney’s Spaceship (Jo Banks). I plan to read Paper Towns (John Green) on the flight home, and hopefully 3 Truths and a Lie (Brent Hartinger) as well. Each of these have helped with the inspiration of course. I unfortunately managed to break my kindle around day 5 but, I fought on reading them on the kindle app!

This photo was taken on the island between Buda and Pest, Margitsziget, where there is a regular fountain show with music and very talented water! I think I’ve decided this is my favourite place in Hungary, and definitely my favourite place to write.

R.J

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Taking the time to Breathe…

Okay. I know. It’s been a while since I last blogged, and that is because I have been on a complete writing lull.

Whether it be blog posts or books, everything’s been a little half assed as late, so, I needed to take some time out, and to remind myself how to breathe, (or at least how to be inspired.)

I decided, completely by random, to reread T.J. Klune’s Bear, Otter and the Kid, a book that I haven’t read, in full, for years. Sure, I often flick through T.J’s books and reread the  scenes that include doing the baby-making floor tango mostly, but, this was the first time since I was, I believe, seventeen years old that I decided to sit and reread BOATK, and it’s funny. The first time I read this book, with 21 year old Bear, I thought I was way off that age, I thought Bear was so much older, so much more mature (sometimes), and now, being two months away from being 21 myself, I find myself relating to Bear more than I ever did before, I find myself understanding his circumstances and understanding his decision making, and understanding more of the words he uses.

I couldn’t resist continuing the series, with Who We Are and The Art of Breathing which caused me to be attatched to my kindle for almost a week, I loved rereading the bits I remembered, and thoroughly enjoyed rereading the bits that I had completely forgot. I adored the journey that is BOATK, and will always thank the Kid for teaching me how to breathe alongside him, and I count down the days until the fourth, and final instalment of the series comes out.

After being completely drowned in the world of BOATK I’ve found myself in a much better place to continue with my own creations, my own stories, I’ve found a whole new wave of inspiration and plots, and feel like I’m finally back in the swing of things.

So, I must say a Thank You to T.J. who needs to continuing writing such thought provoking and inspiring books, (I loved Tell Me it’s Real, The Queen and the Homo-Jock King, The Lighting Struck Heart and How to be a Normal Person, too of course.)

 

R.J.

 

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First (Book) Announcement of 2016…

So, here it is. My first book announcement of 2016, and it is;

I will be putting all my 100 pages or less stories, into one book. This complementation book will be available in the Summer time, and will include such books as;

  • Barking at the Moon
  • Ely, Jesse and Robin’s Guide to Asexuality
  • Moot
  • Teaching Techniques
  • Romeo and Julian
  • Sex Education
  • The Wedding Plan

So, stay tuned to see GET IT BEFORE IT GOES, sales on these individual books, before the release of RJ’s Short Stories!

 

R.J.

 

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Valentines Day Sale 2015

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After the success of last years Valentines Day sale it’d be silly not to do it again!
Keep an eye out for more information throughout the week!

R.J.

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Rerelease!

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There will be a rerelease of Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies very soon! Look out for it!

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The Day After Christmas Sale!

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The Day after Christmas Sale! 16 of my books are involved! All will be 99p on Amazon.co.uk and $1.99 on Amazon.com! (On Kindle)

Books Included are; Bon Voyage, Choreography, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies, The Asexual Equation, Barking at the Moon, Romeo and Julian, Ely, Jesse and Robin’s Guide to Asexuality, Stanley Street, Trapped, Gay Brigade, Gay Brigade: Callum and Noah, Paperhouse, Rapture, Released, Superstar and Spotlight

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The Thing I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know – Review

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This review contains spoilers!

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I write 4 different types of books!

So I seem to write four different types of books, it appears to have happened subconsciously but I’m happy with how it’s turned out;

Afternoon Books
, the types of books you can pick up and read in a hour or two, usually ranging between 50 – 150 pages, very short, light hearted and an easy read!

All-Day Books, books that may take a day too read, can range from between 150 – 200 pages, can be a bit more complex, still a easy read but maybe not as light hearted!

Novels, books that are from 200 – 500 pages may take a lengthy amount of time to read with a complex storyline and plot!

Series, a book that is part of a series (2 – 5 books, all are usually connected maybe obviously, maybe a bit more discreetly, usually involve cliff-hangers or a very complex book which needs to be spread out amongst the books!

R.J.

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