I'm gonna keep this short and sweet today. Those of you who've read Anchored are familiar with the alternate universe in which it takes place: the Belonging universe, where slavery is still legal all over the world. There are many more books to come in this world, both with the characters you know and love and with all new characters in all new situations. One of them is Counterpunch, a novel currently being written by Aleksandr Voinov about a slave heavyweight champion boxer named Brooklyn Marshall. I'll be writing my own slave boxer story soon, and we hope to release them together.
The Belonging 'verse is complex and layered, and in our writings so far, we've barely scratched the surface of what it's like to live in such a world. So we thought it'd be fun to put together a portal for you all--think websites of the sort a tourist town might build to entice and educate potential visitors--called BelongingVerse.com. It's an entirely immersive experience, and it takes itself very seriously. Buying and selling people is serious business, after all. And whether you're a freeman, a slave, or a potential conscript, Belongingverse.com is for you.
As you'll see, the site is not yet complete, but check back often as we add new material. In the end it will be dozens, possibly even hundreds of pages long. We plan to fill in the existing pages over the next couple weeks and update with new pages as each new book and character and circumstance in the Belonging 'verse is introduced.
And don't forget to check out the store, where our shiny new swag is available to all who want (or are required by law to wear) it:
Hope to see you all there. The forms on the website work. So do the email addresses. Feel free to use them as they're intended, and we'll add your contributions to the site. There are a great many ways to be creative and join in on the fun, and who knows . . . good slaves might just be rewarded with swag for free :-)
Speaking of free swag, I've got some to give away, including three free sets of SLAVE bracelets. To enter, just hit up the new site, then come back here and leave a comment about what you liked or disliked the most and/or what you'd like to see there in the future. Each comment gets you an entry.
Welcome to my little corner of the gay erotic romance universe . . . well, half of it, anyway. (You can find the other half at RachelHaimowitz.com.) This is the place to come for sneak previews of new projects, release information, and the occasional M/M book review. I'll also share thoughts on the industry on occasion, and I hope you'll come share yours in return.