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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wishing on a Blue Star

Normally, I don't promo in place of blogging. I like to actually blog and say something to people. But yesterday I had a release that is worthy of a little time and attention. This release is a FREE ebook. If you want it in print, it will cost you a mere $7.

It's an anthology and more. It's the story of a man's journey with a deadly disease. Author Patric Michael had a rare form of cancer, one with a low survivability rate. At the time that this book came together, Patric's prognosis was poor and our contributions reflected our fears. Today, Patric is in remission and happily enjoying this release as I hope all of you will.

The stories within this book are meant to inspire you. They are also meant to remind you of the fragility of life and the need to make your minutes, hours, days and more count. They should also stand as a reminder of what we can do if only we set our minds and hearts on can come together to create an awesome literary work and you can beat an illness no one expects you to beat. The power of the human spirit is an amazing thing. Read this book and you'll see why.

A Special Project by Dreamspinner Press & ManLoveRomance Press. Edited by Kris Jacen.

How much impact can someone have on your life if you’ve never met them face to face?

In this electronic age of E-mails, electronic publishing, and social networks, quite a lot.

Through his emails, stories and blog, author Patric Michael has touched numerous hearts, minds and lives from the start of his career and further as he now takes us along on his journey to battle cancer.

Along the way, Patric shows us a side of life that not many truly see-- how we are all a part of something larger than just ourselves, and how we are each touched by others for the betterment of all.

Now, those that have been touched by Patric and his words have joined together to give something back, to him and to us all through something he values highly – words.

In this compilation, gay short stories, poems, and anecdotes combined with excerpts from Patric's blog and a few entertaining, educational group posts reveal, and celebrate, the man who has touched so many hearts and minds.

This collection, sometimes erotic, sometimes irreverent, and always poignant, is a gift from all our hearts to celebrate Patric and give strength (and a little levity) to others. The price reflects this; no one is receiving royalties or payment from the sales. Use it to celebrate life, celebrate words, and possibly inspire someone who needs it.


Jessewave reviewed the anthology and talks about some of the stories inside including my story In the Light. I nearly cried to see that she had singled me out along with my lunch buddy Z.A. Maxfield, the great Victor J. Banis, Mary Calmes, and Amy Lane. You can read the review HERE.

Even better than Wave mentioning In the Light in her review... she got it. The story isn't a romance. It's a dark tale with a bit of a moral and more than a nod to an ode to friendship. And Wave got it.

Okay, I cried a little. I didn't expect that anyone besides Patric and our editor Kris would even understand this little Tale from the Five Dark Realms. But Wave did. Maybe you will too. Go download this book and get out your hankie. And celebrate life and the human spirit. If you wish on a blue never know what might come true.

Happy Wednesday my lovelies.


Tina Donahue said...

What a wonderful deal, Lex. Your book sounds great. Can't wait to read. Thanks so much! :)

Lex Valentine said...

Tina - I hope you enjoy it! But do make sure you have the Kleenex on hand!

Katalina Leon said...

This sounds beautiful Lex, what a wonderful and generous idea.

jean hart stewart said...

What a very nice thing to do, Lex. Best wishes for all concenred...Jean

Paris said...

I'm always hopeful about the true strength of the human spirit and look forward to reading this wonderful book. I will be taking your advice though and rustling up some Kleenex before I begin. Thank you, Lex.

Lex Valentine said...

Kat - It's a great book! Go get a copy! You can't beat FREE!

Jean - It was a labor of love for all involved.

Paris - You're welcome! And the Kleenex will definitely get a work out.

Ellen Whyte said...

I'm going to read this book this weekend. Thanks for the heads-up!

desitheblonde said...

i like the cover and the sound of the book great

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