I just got the announcement that Soft Deadlines will be available to read in serialized episodes on KDP’s new Kindle Vella platform this month. I was claiming this is my first paranormal romance but it was pointed out that End of Mae, is a paranormal romance, lite on the romance. I’ll share links to Soft Deadlines as soon as Vella goes live.

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Naomi is a woman waking up to realize life is passing her by. Duncan is a six foot tall blue incubus trying to get some rest. He finds it with Naomi, and possibly something more. If only they can get his ex-lover to leave them alone. It’s hard to hide from a jealous succubus. A continuation of my short story “Soft Deadlines” (published in Trickster’s Treats #3: The Seven Deadly Sins 2019).

Excerpt: Within minutes, she was kneeling at the feet of an incubus. He was stunning, nearly six feet tall with glistening skin the color of midnight sapphire. A lustrous sheen accented his sharply cut structure. From the tips of his horns to the bottoms of his cloven hooves, he was a tight, nastily hung dream. She struggled to her feet, almost teetered out of the circle. Naomi realized she was panting.

“So, hello…” She felt self conscious in the presence of this dusky god… er… being. “How do we do this? Do we have to stay in the circle? Is this a one time off or…?”

Ryan Aussie Smith reads excerpt from Soft Deadlines

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Ryukyuan-American, award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years in newspapers. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year, she shares Authortunities, a free weekly calendar of author opportunities at authortunities.substack.com.

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