Good news, bad news, and “I’m not sure how you’ll take this” news.

Bad news first: All Romance eBooks up and shut its doors. What’s up with that? Those who got emails letting them know of the closure only got three days notice, so I genuinely hope that you were able to download your libraries. I’ve lost my books before and I know it sucks. Luckily this time I had my books downloaded and backed up, as I did not get a notice of closure. I did get an offer to buy advertising space from ARe less than a week before they closed, so that was mad sketchy. And really sad, given what a strong and trustworthy part of the community they had been. It’s also going to be a weird transition for me because most of my sales didn’t come from Amazon, they came from ARe, which I’m told is not the norm.

But good news! I’m writing again! Just a few hundred words a day, but that’s the pace I was going at when I wrote Paul’s Dream, so I choose to take it as a good sign. Paul’s Dream is probably my most thoughtful and intricately written novel.

Other news: I mentioned in a previous blog that sometimes I hop onto other sites with a different name and post stories to stretch my writing muscles and relieve some pressure. Also not to be judged. I like really weird things. There’s definitely a tentacle story somewhere in my future. The far future. My immediate future features a few comics. Aaaand those comics are in the FMG genre. FMG stands for “Female Muscle Growth,” as opposed to “Male Muscle Growth” (MMG), which is what I’m best known for.

FMG has a lot of similar tropes to MMG, as well as a lot of tropes specific to the genre. I’ll probably get into those in another blog, because that is a LONG post.

Anyway, when I write FMG I do it under the name Arie, and I used to post exclusively on a site called Which is down now. (Oh internet! Why do you keep disappearing on me!?) But I recently moved what I had written to a deviantArt account, and why yes, you can totally read my stuff! Thank you so much for asking!  XD

Here’s the link:

And here’s the link to one I wrote as fanfic to this:

I haven’t quite figured out the logistics, but I’ll be making room on my site for the Arie McBride stuff soon. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but that’s okay. FMG is ridiculous. But almost every story I write is ridiculous. I have a character who makes a room full of people orgasm by snapping his fingers, and that’s from my “thoughtful and intricately written” novel. Ridiculous is my wheelhouse and I love it. So I hope that at least you’ll be entertained as you watch me jump from genre to genre.  🙂




3 Responses to “Good news, bad news, and “I’m not sure how you’ll take this” news.”

  1. david Says:

    Rowan, I’ve recently read your unfinished books. It’s amazing! When I want to buy your ebooks, I find that the website is cloesd. Is there any chances you put them on other site like amazon? I really like your story. It’s so sad that they can’t be appreciated by more people.

  2. Rowan McBride Says:

    Hi! I’m so sorry it took me so long to reply. My phone didn’t notify me that I had a comment. >.>

    Some of my books are out of print for now, but if you search “Rowan McBride” on Amazon you should be able to see my available stuff, except for “Chains,” which is available at Goodreads and Smashwords.

  3. Julissa Faw Says:

    Congratulations on your writing pace. Quality takes time and your work is worth the wait! AllRomance did Not send me an email so i lost a lot of books that i had archived. But luckily i have them backed up..somewhere..

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