Slice & Dice ~ Outside the Margins with Posy Roberts

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I’m writing this blog post days later than I should be because I’ve been racing to get all my jobs done, including getting a manuscript off to beta readers, editing jobs back to authors, and dropping my daughter off with her aunt for a few days. If you’re reading this on the morning of July 9th, I’m probably under the knife right now.

About three weeks ago I wrote on my blog about the struggles I’ve been having with my intractable epilepsy for the last several years and the two surgical options my doctor was considering. Thankfully, the super scary, cutting-into-Posy’s-brain option was taken off the table and I’m going with the less risky operation that will make me part robot, according to my daughter. She’s excited about that part. I’m scared.

As much as I’d like to write a flowing post that is either funny or insightful, my mind is not focused enough to do that, so I’m going to write a list. Since so much control has been pulled from me because of seizures and other parts of my body deteriorating, I think it’s time to focus on what I can control.

10 things I want to be in control of this year.

  1. I need to get out of the house to get my body moving everyday. Writing is a horrendously sedentary job and then I added editing jobs on top of that, so even more sitting. It’s time to make moving a priority.
  2. I want to release books on a more regular basis than I did in the past. I’m going to write and I’m going to write a lot.
  3. When I have medical issues come up, I’m going to go to the doctor earlier rather than hoping all will be resolved in time. This is going to be hard for me. As a person who suffers from chronic pain, I’ve trained myself to ignore aches and pains, but it’s gotten me into trouble recently with my knee and shoulder, which got me into the trouble of #1, not moving enough, so no more.
  4. Read for fun. I read a lot, but since I’ve started editing, I don’t give myself permission to read what I want unless all the other work is done. I’m often asleep before the choice books are cracked open.
  5. Reduce Stress. How will I manage that? I’m going to color and read and pull out my yarn and crochet hooks again. I may even sew.
  6. I’m going to let go of the uncontrollable by identifying it.
  7. Masturbate regularly and often. Yep. I went there. It will help with #5, after all, and a whole lot more. It’s helpful for migraines too. 😉
  8. Talk openly with people I know about what I write. I’ve told many people in my life about my books, but I still get that nervous twinge in my gut if it’s someone I know from my childhood.
  9. Let go of perfectionism. It’s nothing but an illusion anyway.
  10. Spend more time with my loved ones, even if all we’re doing is sitting under the stars together and roasting marshmallows.

So as I’m giving up all control to a man I barely know in the operating room, as the anesthetist is putting me to sleep, I’m going to be thinking of all the control I’m going to be taking back when I wake up. I’m not going to let the seizures win anymore.

~Posy Roberts

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Title: Silver Scars
Author: Posy Roberts
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 06/22/2015
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance

Blurb:

A bomb destroyed high-powered lawyer Gil Lemieux’s seemingly perfect life, and PTSD has ruled every decision since the explosion that left him scarred inside and outside. Moving home with his mom is meant to be a temporary measure, just like proofreading for a medical editorial firm is meant to be a stopgap. But two years after taking on the wrong court case, he’s still living in fear.

Keith Kramer might be based 1,500 miles away from Gil, but their shared work brings them together—a chance meeting that’s life-changing. Gil is drawn to Keith’s good looks and intelligence, but it’s his innate understanding that Gil is more than the scars on his skin that is truly attractive. He’s everything Gil used to be and more. It blows Gil’s mind that his attraction might be returned.

Only doubt could widen the distance between them. Keith’s hopefulness, borne out of surviving some tough challenges of his own, isn’t enough to bridge the distance alone. Gil will need to believe he has as much to offer as Keith if they’re to build a life together.

Excerpt

I straddle him so his injury is farther away. He moans when I drop all my weight on his hips, and when I lean in to kiss him again, he sighs against my mouth and pulls me in closer yet.

Nothing we do to each other is particularly skilled or wonderful. We’re both too desperate to keep our teeth from knocking together and nails from scratching tender skin. He holds both our cocks in his long-fingered hand and encourages me to thrust against him.

I’m self-conscious at first because he refuses to look away from my face. Stares have been associated with negativity for so many months it’s hard not to shy away, but Keith studies me with wide eyes and desire. He craves me.

He reaches for my nipples and pinches them in turn, as if he’s watching to see if I like it. My eyes drift shut both times. He licks a finger and reaches behind me, glides it around and over my hole, but never tries to press in, even though I would love that.

I want his kisses, so I take those for myself, hundreds of them. Thousands.

I bite down on his neck. He comes, and the slick heat of his come rubbing into my dick drives me over the edge soon after. I try to hold my body away from his. I don’t want to smear our mess everywhere, but he pulls me down anyway, saying, “Let me hold on to you. I’m not ready to let you go yet.”

Links

Silver Scars on Goodreads
Self Published
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

About Posy Roberts

Posy Roberts writes about romantic male love. Whether her characters are family men, drag queens, or lonely men searching for connections, they all find a home in her stories.

Posy is married to a man who makes sure she doesn’t forget to eat or sleep; her daughter, a budding author and dedicated Whovian, helps her come up with character names. When Posy’s not writing, she enjoys crafting, hiking, and singing spontaneously about the mundane, just to make normal seem more interesting.


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Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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