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Hey all, I know I’ve not been on twitter or here much. The last few years have been tough and this one isn’t much better.

My disease is super super rare; the main disease has an incidence of maybe 1-2 in a million and I have an even rarer subtype they’re only now identifying. Needless to say, no doctor wants to manage me because I’m so complicated. I have not been able to find anyone in the entire state of Texas to treat me and am beginning to run out of options. I haven’t had my treatment since early January, and it’s looking like it’s unlikely I’ll get it this year with how things are going.

So 2024 will probably be another year in which I am not able to write or do much. I’m sorry. I know you’ve been waiting for a lot of stuff from me. Believe me, I am incredibly frustrated and upset.

I will proceed with plans to post S3 of In/Exhale on AO3 (first two seasons are now there already in full), though it may be a few weeks from now until I’m able to get that rolling.

As always, thank you to those who have stuck by me and continue to support my work. If you’re used to my original work, you may want to check out my AO3. Most of my works are AUs that are practically original works, and most of my recent stuff involve characters with chronic illness or disability, so if you’re missing my writing, you may like what I have posted there.

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Quick Update

My health has been bad the last few years, which is partly why this blog has been so neglected lately. I’ve had to put all my original work on hold, including In/Exhale for the time being.

However, I am still as active as I can be on tumblr and AO3, so you can find me there for now. Hopefully, next year will be better and I can get back to some of my OW projects.

I do have a new fan fic you might enjoy that I’ve been focusing on this year to help me get through things; it’s an AU so you do not need to know the source as it’s all but an original work.

It’s called Synchronize and is about a chronically ill man who needs full-time nursing care but hasn’t had good luck with medical help and ends up hiring a nurse who changes his life.

Thank you to all of you who continue to follow and support me and my work despite all that.

I’ve also deleted a few spam posts. Apologies I didn’t notice them sooner.

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In/Exhale ~ Update

Hey, all. I know it’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me here. I’m slowly getting back into writing again (yay), and hope I can be somewhat productive this year and will be able to stay on my medication that I need so I’ll keep getting better and better healthwise.

Just wanted to update you all on In/Exhale!

I’m currently editing S3 for ebook and am hoping to have that release this summer. I’ve also begun working on S4, slowly, for now. I don’t expect to have that out until 2023. I know it’s been a long time, but hopefully it’ll be worth the wait.

As for the other two seasons…

All of S1 of In/Exhale is now available to read on AO3! You’ll find it here:

I’ve also begun posting the apendices there (which are found in the ebooks and some on PD but have never been posted separately and entirely before). You’ll find them here:

In addition, I’m posting S2 on AO3 now as well! I’m trying to add a chapter each week (so the entire days, not posted as episodes as they were on PD). You can subscribe if you have an AO3 account so you’ll get an email whenever I post a new chapter. Find S2 on AO3 here:

Thank you to all of you who have sent comments about my work here or on other platforms. I really appreciate it!

As for PD, I still haven’t had the opportunity/spoons to update all the links for I/E there. You can use this post to help you navigate (as they’re all still on the archive site, just hard to find), or of course you can read S1-3 here or partly on AO3, above.

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In/Exhale on PD (Broken Links)

Awhile back, Paradevo moved the story blog to a completely different site. While they did archive the old blog with all the old posts, it means none of the previous links work.

This means you can’t use any saved bookmarks to get to In/Exhale seasons on their site anymore.

Because of my health issues, I haven’t been able to go in and fix all the links, including the table of contents (none of those links work at the moment), or the links at the end of each chapter that take you to the next one.

However, you can still read S1-2 here in ebook form, and S3 as well on this site.

If that doesn’t work for you, then you can also find all of In/Exhale here.

You will need to scroll and use “older posts” at the bottom to progress through. I know it’s not ideal, and I promise I will fix it when I’m finally able to get my medication and have more energy. (I’ll also get back to working on the S3 ebook.)

I’m really sorry for the inconvenience and I also apologize for the long wait for S4. As of now, I can’t say when I’ll be able to get back to it, but hopefully I can in 2022. Thank you for your support and happy reading!

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Still Here, Barely

I’m still around. It’s been a rough couple years. My insurance doesn’t want to pay for a vast majority of my medical expenses, and my chronic illness has gotten worse as a result. Therefore, I’ve been feeling too ill/exhausted to do much of anything for the last year and a half, and especially the last ~8 months or so. I’m mostly active on Tumblr, and a little on Twitter.

Right now, all my writing is on hiatus until I can get a little better. My main priority is Where Demons Hide, but even that I haven’t been able to work on much at all, unfortunately. This means I can’t say when S4 of In/Exhale will come out. I will continue to upload S1 to AO3 as often as I can, and I’m really hoping I’ll manage to update WDH this summer.

Thanks to those of you who continue to support me and my writing. <3

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I’m still alive

I know I haven’t been active on here or twitter lately. There are a lot of reasons for that but I am not going into it here right now.

I have been posting regularly on Tumblr: and AO3:

I am not abandoning any of my original work. I am still planning to finish the first draft of Love UnSeen (hopefully by the end of this year if not sooner) and I will continue In/Exhale, with Season 4 most likely being pushed into 2020 (sorry). I don’t have any plans for the ebook of S3 right now, but that will definitely happen. (I need to find a new cover artist as mine had to take a leave of absence.)

I’ve added a KO-FI button! I’m going to try to use it to raise money for the cover art since I need to pay an artist to make one. If you enjoy In/Exhale, I would love if you could spare $3 or more toward the cause!

Anyway, that’s just a super-quick update. I’m going to see my specialist in NY in a few weeks, and I’m hoping he’ll consider adjusting my meds. We’ll see how I do. Thanks to those of you who still follow me. I appreciate it!Share:

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Worlds Collide: An Update

I’ve been criticized before for In/Exhale, that Kai simply has too much “bad” on his plate. That nothing ever seems to go right for him, and frankly, that’s sort of the theme of his life. Partially because everything is connected, and even when it’s not, sometimes it just feels like you’ve been set up for a bad hand in life no matter what you do. That’s the story, and because it’s not my commercial fiction, but something I mostly write for myself even now, I take those comments in stride and keep writing.

As I explained in the introduction to the first season, Kai has always been my alter ego of sorts. (And yes, I’ve had more than one person, including my husband, question why my alter ego is male, but that’s for another day.) Lately, however, it seems like Kai and my experiences have been converging in more ways than one. His story is still fiction, of course, but when it comes to the feeling of everything happening and nothing going right, he and I definitely seem to have that in common. Share:

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Sex Scene Championship – Vote For Me!


Hey, everyone! I’ve entered a sex scene competition with one of the sex scenes from In/Exhale! I’d appreciate it if you could vote for me!

How to vote for me:

1. Go to

2. Read the excerpt (if you want!) then scroll all the way down until you get to the VOTING part.

3. There will be a box that says “Prizes…” and has a login option (either with facebook or email). Login.

4. Then it will say “Which scene is hotter” in a drop-down menu. Choose my name (Chie Alemán) and then you’re done!

5. If you want, you can then share via facebook or twitter.

Thanks for your support!Share:

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It’s Been A While…

I haven’t disappeared. I swear. I’ve been here. Reading. Writing.

…Just not here here.

I’m sorry.

Recently, I found out one of my on-going stories was lightly plagiarized. It was kind of a fan-fictiony type of thing, so I was more bemused than angry, but I’m not sure if I want to keep posting that story there or not.

So maybe I’ll post it here. It might give everyone a chance to read some of my writing, see a bit of how I think when I’m just “playing.”

I don’t know.

Oh, and some friends of mine started a new site you should check out, To The Pain.

I’ve also started a new project. It’s an M/M romance, so a bit of a departure, but I think you guys will really like it. I hope I can have an excerpt to share soon.

I also hope to get some new reviews up  some time this millennium.Share:

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Hello. I’m Chie Alemán, and this is my author portal. I call it that because it’s a place for me to keep you up-to-date on my latest writing, but it’s more than that. I hope to post reviews and writing tips as well, and anything else I feel you might find enlightening or entertaining. Share:

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