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Now Available: PARTSEXCHANGE!

I’m very excited to be kicking off the new year with a new downloadable fiction. You can now download PARTSEXCHANGE from Gumroad for $3.99 USD or Amazon from $4.99 USD (click here to buy in US, search “Liam Slade” in your home market to buy.) Find out more about it here.

PARTSEXCHANGE is a different type of story from me (although I always seem to say that.) It concerns Lance Nash, the hard-headed state Governor who always gets his way, and Livie, a meek Cheerleader who botches her tryout and is relegated to the B-Squad. After crossing paths at a mysterious spa, both come away with a little something from the other… both inside, and on the outside.

PARTSEXCHANGE is a 35,000-word novella and contains sexual material.

This is my first-ever “partial transformation” story, but more than that it’s a humorous story that explores gender roles and personal identity, giving characters a chance to see who they are when their circumstances change — something I love doing.

I started writing this story over two years ago, well before I launched this site. It pre-dates KRISTI’S MOM and pretty much everything else you’ve read here, except for “The Fish in the Desert” (which I originally wrote years ago, lost, and re-wrote for the site.) I set it aside because I was having problems with the ending, and in the meantime, I’ve learned a lot about life, people, the world, how to write, and who is reading these stories. I hope it doesn’t seem too out of date, but I’ve worked hard to make sure the big picture aligns with the kind of messages I want to send.

After publishing KRISTI’S MOM I felt a lot of pressure to keep the momentum going and ended up spinning out somewhat. I’m glad I was able to get back on track and put the finishing touches on this story that I’ve wanted to put out for a long time now. Hopefully I can bring you some more work in the coming year. We’re off to a great start!

I hope you’ll enjoy it — please be kind!

-Liam

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