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Friday, April 12, 2019


I didn't forget, it's just been THAT kind of day.

Thank y'all for the kind words regarding my last post. Maybe I'll feel better, I don't know. ***huggz***

On to the winners--

Cinders said...
I will put my name in the hat! ePub 
nikirenee said...
would love to win a copy. mobi

Tekikat said...
OMG...count me in! Pdf please :-)
KarenJ said...
Hi Bailey! I hope things are going better for you now and you're feeling better as well. I've missed these contests! Thanks for having another one. If I win I would love it in ePub format.
Anonymous said...
Thanks for the chanve!! -crystal Marie and mobi please!
Helén said...
I would love mobi

Since there were only six people, all six of y'all win a copy of TJS. I'm going to ask y'all to email me at itsbaileybradford@yahoo.com to make sure I have y'all's email address. I'll start sending out copies tonight while I'm still awake, which won't be long.

Thank y'all for playing along, and have a wonderful weekend. <3

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

A post.

This is probably going to be a hot mess, disjointed as I ramble, but here it goes:

I know I promised an installment, but I've done some serious thinking, and I just need to stop writing for a while. Maybe permanently; for certain until I've got my head on better and find the heart of writing again.

The fact is, I'm tired of struggling to write and feeling like it isn't enough, it isn't good the way I want it to be, I can't get the words I want, the feelings I need in the stories, and it's something I have to fight to do. Every word is a battle.

Y'all deserve better.

I'm not miserable all the way around; this isn't a post about how everything sucks. But also, financially, I can't afford to write like I used to. I can't pay rent by writing a book a month, and I can't write that fast anymore anyway. Working fulltime is going to have to happen, and that, along with taking care of a houseful of people is all I can do.

Pirating and Amazon have dropped royalties down to 1/10th or so of what I used to make, and I stress over every word, every book, afraid it won't be good enough as a story, that I won't earn enough, the worry will ruin the writing and bleed into it, and so it goes, around and around in my head until I'm just upset all the time when I think about writing. I miss being able to write the kinds of stories I wrote once upon a time.

So I need to step back. I'm sorry to leave off mid-story. I am. The most fun and freedom I've ever had writing has been here on the blog, with y'all. I'm not taking that for granted. Y'all are the best people, and have helped me through some rough times y'all don't even know about. Every kind word, every bit of encouragement, has pulled me through the past 2 years.

Thank you, so very much.


*I'll be posting the winners for The Jasper Soul still; I'll be reachable at itsbaileybradford@yahoo.com

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Updates and New Release/Contest

Okay, I think I'm getting organized...ish. I'll have new blog installments up Wednesday and Friday. Meanwhile, The Jasper Soul is available now!

The Jasper Soul Pride Pub

The Jasper Soul Amazon

The Jasper Soul Barnes and Noble

An ancient evil stalks the earth, seeking to finish what it started…
Matt Callaghan is pretty sure he’s just an average guy. His tragic past haunts him, and the only comfort he finds is something he’s not willing to explain to anyone else. The jasper stone he found as a child had been with him for over half his life, and he can’t be parted from it.
There’s more to the stone than Matt knows. Thousands of years ago, one man, the last of his people, was cast into the stone, his soul protected when his body could not be saved.
The evil that hunted him is still alive, still waiting for a chance to destroy the jasper stone.

I'd add the cover image but Blogger isn't letting me >:(

If you'd like a chance at winning an e-copy of The Jasper Soul, comment below with preferred format, ePub, Mobi, PDF. I'll choose winners on Friday evening! Good luck! 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

What've you been reading?

I have had a lot of time to read while recovering, and I've probably been through 30 books or more. I won't name them all this time but will be using those have-reads for future WYBR posts.

So! A few books that I read and enjoyed:

Cash by Leigh Garrett :D I love anything LG writes! (I've read all the books in this series-- Lucky, Cash, Jude, and recommend all of them)


Cash is a car mechanic with a secret. Head down, sleeves up, he hides from the past as much as his shattered heart, until a reluctant stumble into a Tottenham bar ends in the one night stand of his dreams.

Hunt saboteur Rae can’t believe his luck when he wakes up the next morning. Cash is gorgeous, and the hottest hook up he’s ever had. He doesn’t expect to see him again, until a twist of fate lands him on Cash’s doorstep a few months later.

United by a cause that’s broken Cash before, they are drawn together. They have more in common than they ever imagined, but with Cash haunted by the past, and Rae so tangled in the present, it’s not long before love isn’t enough to keep them alive.

Interested in some kitty play? Did I recommend this already? Well, just to be on the safe side, here is a great book that has some kitty play in it :D


There it was.
The sound that made my knees buckle.
He purred, neck stretched, eyes half-lidded.
With those cat ears, in his hair.
And the tail, that he flicked.
A ray of sun in the drizzling rain. I’d been a traveler, floating adrift, while he’d stayed in one place. How was I supposed to know he’d become my anchor? My light. My everything. But would I ever become his?

***As a standalone gay kitty play romance, “Black” features detailed adult m/m content, a hurt/comfort relationship as well as "kitty play."


That's it for now, I hope y'all have a fantastic evening <3

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Update II

I've finally gotten to where I don't feel so easily exhausted. I have to write on a story that is now past-due for Pride, but will pick up the blog story again on Wednesday of next week-- I need to refresh myself on it and re-read what I've gotten so far.

 Thank you all for the kind wishes. I hope everyone is happy and healthy.