Well, the war is over and Carl is back to being a civilian. Adopting Hamid might have been a surprise to him, but it certainly wasn't to my readers, many of whom commented on this a week ago. I guess being in combat focused Carl's thoughts elsewhere.
As of this afternoon 33 copies of A Fresh Start have been purchased on lulu. Several others have asked about Amazon, and I am working on that. When you publish on lulu, you can option in to publish on other sites, which I did, but it takes longer. I am also going to look at publishing directly elsewhere. I am also thinking of publishing some of my longer erotic stories as well. We'll just have to see. Thanks to everyone who has helped in this.