Spring 2017 Story Updates

It’s Spring 2017! That means more exciting events for my stories. Here are updates:

Balance: I’ll begin another round of revisions for this.

The Architect’s Guardian: I’ll add more chapters soon. Highlights include details about Armando’s powers and Izdahl facing a massive challenge.

Vaironian Tides: I sent this to an editor! The critique will help me create a stronger story.

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Balance: Chapter 31 Final

filmstrip-geraltKouta and Ryuu attend the premiere of Ryuu’s second film in Balance, Chapter 31, which is the final chapter of this story. Here’s an excerpt:

Kouta left the car first and then motioned to Ryuu. After taking a deep breath, Ryuu stepped out too. The already excited crowd became even louder. Kouta could feel Ryuu start to shrink away from the depth of the reaction. While Ryuu’s first movie had done well, its initial release hadn’t received the same attention. Ryuu looked at Kouta for support.

Thank you so much for reading!  I’ll be preparing this story for publication…

Balance: Chapter 30

Kouta and Ryuu spend some quiet moments together, before the premiere, in Balance, Chapter 30.  Here’s a bit:

Kouta smiled when he saw appreciation dawn in Ryuu eyes. Though his lover was still blurry eyed from his nap, the presence of a special dessert for him was reviving him. Kouta had made a treat that consisted of warm, flakey, baked pastry, strawberries and vanilla ice cream. Knowing Ryuu’s habits well, he’d been able to time everything perfectly.

Balance: Chapter 29

Kouta and Ryuu share some salacious details about their past, in Balance, Chapter 29. Here’s a bit:

Ryuu pushed another pillow behind his head, as he stared off into space. Kouta became further intrigued. He wanted to know more about what was causing the expression on his lover’s face. Ryuu had a wide grin on his face, like he was reliving an extremely pleasant memory.

Status of Current Stories…

I thought I’d give an update about where the current stories are heading.  Balance and Vaironian Tides are winding down, while The Architect’s Guardian has a significant way to go. I’m still determining if the first two stories will have sequels but I’m 80% sure that AG will have one. I’d imagined it as a series. Armando Medina’s awakening to his powers and his relationship with Izdahl are just the start of what happens, in the universe where the AG takes place.

Balance: Chapter 28

Kouta and Ryuu are excited about their decision to attend Ryuu’s movie premiere together. However, there are hurdles in Balance, Chapter 28.  Here’s a bit:

Kouta knew that Ryuu was waiting for an answer. Still, it wasn’t about a simple yes or no. They had appeared in public together but the premiere would be on a grander scale. Plus, Ryuu was often annoyed about being in the news. Attending the premier with him would remove any lingering questions about their status. They were likely to get many questions. Now, with such an important prospect in front of him, Kouta wasn’t sure he wanted that kind of scrutiny. However, the more confident part of him finally helped him find his voice.

Balance: Chapter 27

Kouta and Ryuu wrestle with the increased media attention to their relationship in Balance, Chapter 27.  Here’s a bit:

They had stayed up late, arguing about some recent trouble with the tabloids. Well, Ryuu had considered it trouble; Kouta hadn’t. Ryuu continued to be more private, especially since he believed their relationship wasn’t widely accepted. Kouta, on the other hand, had stopped caring as much about those circumstances and sometimes liked to push boundaries. Two days ago, he’d kissed Ryuu while they were in public. They’d been returning from a movie and Ryuu had made a joke that had caused Kouta to laugh. Enamored by the charming expression on his lover’s face, Kouta hadn’t thought twice about pressing his mouth to Ryuu’s. Pictures of the moment had appeared in the entertainment news the following day.

Balance: Chapter 26

Kouta and Ryuu deal with the aftermath of meeting Alexis, Greg and Natasha in person in Balance, Chapter 26.  Here’s a bit:

Kouta stirred in the tortellini, as he thought about how to broach his next question. He was ambivalent, wondering if he should leave the day’s interactions alone for the time being. Ryuu had sounded overall pleased about what had happened and optimistic about what the future held. However, Kouta knew him well enough to see that some insecurities remained.

Balance: Chapter 25

Kouta and Ryuu take steps to make Ryuu’s daughter part of their life, in Balance, Chapter 25.  Here’s a bit:

Kouta believed they were close to finding the equilibrium it took to maintain a healthy relationship. Yet there were still some concerns. They hadn’t quite worked out Natasha’s place in their lives. He knew Ryuu wanted to be a father and completely supported that. He just wasn’t sure what else that meant for his life.

Balance: Chapter 24

Kouta begins to feel optimistic about rekindling his relationship with Ryuu in Balance, Chapter 24.  Here’s a bit:

Kouta smiled as he hung up the phone. He was waiting for Ryuu at their home. Ryuu had just called and told him that he was only a few minutes away. Kouta had heard his excitement through the phone. He’d eagerly been anticipating Ryuu’s arrival, as he nervously moved around the house, unsure what to do with all of his energy. He felt they were on the verge of a stronger relationship.