A Brief Announcement

If you haven’t learned already, all of my books published by Featherweight Press are currently unavailable. The rights have been returned to me, a mutual decision between me and the publisher.

I am uncertain of the future of most of them, but I will be re-releasing Accepting Me as a free read within the next month or two. I’ll let readers know more when the book is ready for release.

I thank Featherweight for working with me over the past few years, and on this change in our working relationship.

Teaser Thursday- High Heels and Lipstick

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I sat and picked up my fork. The linguine on the plate smelled incredible, but food made my stomach roll. They probably assumed I hadn’t eaten because I wanted to avoid them or was pissed at them for grounding me for the weekend again, but the truth was I didn’t eat a hell of a lot anymore. I either felt too sick to even try, or I couldn’t keep the food down.

“Eat,” Mom said. “We’re worried about you.”

“You’ve been worried about me,” I muttered. “I’m fine. Just not hungry.” I was too nauseated, but saying so would only have made Mom more concerned.

“The attorney called,” Dad said.

Mom shot him a death glare. Obviously she’d been trying to ease into that little piece of news.

My heart stopped, and oxygen didn’t seem to exist. For a few seconds, I was afraid I would vomit all over the linguine. I hadn’t even wanted to press charges against Jim. It was my word against his, and I’d had sex with him enough times that no one would believe I hadn’t wanted it. Or they wouldn’t care. Some people believed if a girl said yes once, it was a permanent yes. Girls didn’t have the right to change their minds.

I’d gone through with reporting him partly because of Maryellen. If Jim had only done it to me, I probably would have let it go. But if he’d done it to Maryellen too, he might not stop there. That possibility was what had finally pushed me into going to the police.

The way Dad was looking at me, I couldn’t guess whether the news was good or bad. I wasn’t sure I wanted to know.

“Go ahead.” I took a deep breath.

Newness

This site, unfortunately, was down for several weeks. This was partly because I have the technological skills and understanding of your average tree, and partly because when I tried calling support lines or posting in support forums, I was lectured, insulted, and told to contact someone else.

Fortunately, thanks to one awesome employee at my hosting company, the site is now back up and running. And although I still had access to the original theme I’d used, I decided it was time for a change. So the site has a completely new look now. It’s still a work in progress; I’m having trouble getting some things to format the way I want them to. But I’ll get there.

Meanwhile, I’ll resume my normal-ish blogging schedule next week.