Saturday, January 23, 2021

Notice

 Hello Paradevo authors and readers,

Thanks very much for your contributions to the Paradevo stories site. We are writing to let you know that from February 3-17 we will be migrating the site to a new blog on Blogger. The reason we are doing this is because the current site has not been working properly since Blogger updated their user interface. We looked into several workarounds, and migrating to a new blog is the only way to keep the site functional in the future. We will be able to migrate all content including comments and tags. The old site will also remain as an archive, but there will be no new posts here after the migration is complete.
 
If you are a reader, you don't have to do anything. We will redirect the URL automatically so you don't even have to type in a new address. We hope this will be seamless for readers.

If you are an author, you will need to be added to the new blog, and you need to let us know how you want us to handle your migrated content.

If you are a current author and would like to post after the migration, please let use know now and we will add you. You may continue to post here on the old blog from now until the migration is complete on Feb. 17. There may be unforeseen delays in completing the migration, so please bear with us. We will let you know when the migration is complete.

After the migration, authors will not be able to edit their stories on the new blog. You have the following options:
1. Do nothing, leave you stories and comments up on the old site (which you can still edit) and on the new site, even though you can't edit/delete your migrated stories.
2. Opt out of including your stories in the migration. If you want, we will not post your old content on the new blog. You are free to repost your stories yourself if you want to, then you will be able to edit, but you will lose all your previous comments.

Please let us know by Feb. 3 which you prefer. If we don't hear back from you by Feb. 3, we will migrate your stories by default. In the future if you want any of your stories taken down from the new site, just let us know. Whichever option you choose, your stories and comments will remain on the old site unless you take them down yourself.

We value your participation on the PD stories site, both readers and authors. We look forward to seeing all of you on the new blog. Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.

regards,

the blog admins: Lee, Devo Girl, and Lovis




Friday, January 22, 2021

Book Release: Shadowboxing

Hi everyone,

I’m thrilled to share that I’ve revised my M/M romance Shadowboxing and released it as an ebook on Kindle:

A late night, a dark alleyway, a cry for help—and two unlikely men see a chance to reach for love.

Roy is a boxer, a lifelong loner who prefers to express himself with his fists. His stutter and his troubled past have left him nearly silent. When he stumbles across three drunks trying to steal a young man’s wheelchair, he sees a chance to make his mark. But once the adrenaline rush has faded, he finds that it’s the bright-eyed man in the wheelchair that he can’t forget.

Asher is sweet, playful, and nerdy—but often rejected in love because of his disability, cerebral palsy. He’s equal parts intrigued and intimidated by the taciturn vigilante who came to his rescue. But the way Roy looks at him makes him think that they might have more in common than meets the eye.

As their chance encounter grows into a tender connection, Asher and Roy discover that the closer they get, the more they’ll have to reckon with the unspoken pain that each carries with him. Will they be able to bridge the differences that drew them together in the first place?

You can still preview the first six chapters here on Paradevo, and I’ll be leaving all of the character art up here, too. Big thanks to DevoGirl for her help in launching the ebook, and to everyone who supported Shadowboxing here on the blog.

If you have the chance to get the ebook and leave a review on Amazon or GoodReads, please drop me a line at rowannowar [at] gmail [dot] com – as a thank-you, I’ll send you some devvy (SFW) art of Asher and Roy. :)

Finally - I’ll be back in another few weeks with a new short story!

Take care and see you soon,

Rowan


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Next chapter of Some Things Never Change

Erick and Jules have finally kissed, but is their love possible? 

Here's Chapter IX. I struggled with it quite a bit and almost didn't publish today. I'd wish I had more time to review it, but here goes nothing. I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on it.

And here's the Table of Contents in case you're new to the story.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Another chapter of Some Things Never Change

 Hello everyone, 

I want to thank everyone who's kept on reading the story. I finally got to the good stuff, wink wink. Thank you so much for your encouraging words, Sweet Angel, Ana, Chandelier, KM4, Kathleen, Bluesky, Johanna, Dani, Crystal, all the Anonymous. Please keep commenting, it's the fuel that drives me. 

Here's Chapter VIII

And here's the Table of Contents in case you're new to the story.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Some Things Never Change Update

Here's the next chapter of the story, still from Erick's POV. Thank you to everyone who has kept on reading and I love to read your comments. 

Chapter VII

In case you're new to the story, here's the Table of contents