Today I want to announce the release of The Mighty Have Fallen.
Theatre headliner Trevor Rowland is at the peak of his career when disaster strikes. In one fell swoop, he loses his eyesight, his fame, and his boyfriend, who absconds with most of his money. Trevor must take on a flatmate, hardworking East Ender Jack Burrows, to afford the rent. Anger and bitterness have taken up residence in his heart—but Jack shines light into the shadowy corners with his relentlessly sunny disposition.
Jack introduces Trevor to a local drag club and convinces him he can enjoy the stage again. Trevor’s defences slowly come down as Jack becomes much more than a barely tolerated roommate.
But will Trevor’s fragile trust be destroyed when it appears he’s been manipulated yet again by a man he’s come to care for? Will he reclaim his life or crawl back into a shell of defeat? Trevor must learn to trust not only a man, but himself, once more.
I haven’t written a gay contemporary since The Au Pair Affair. It was a pleasure taking a break from historical romance for a beat, but I am returning to period pieces with The Fortune Hunter and The Masterpiece, hopefully to be released sometime in the coming year.
Currently taking some days to heal from carpal tunnel surgery, which is a real PITA as it stops me from doing all the fine motor skills things I want to do. I’ve binge-watched a lot of TV from House of Cards (finally) to Amazon Originals’ Sneaky Pete, which I’m currently enjoying. I don’t know what my attraction is to stories about con artists. No wait. Yes I do. It all stems from my childhood fixation on the Artful Dodger and too many viewings of The Music Man. My story The Fortune Hunter is firmly rooted in the con artist tradition. Here’s hoping it gets contracted by a major publisher soon–or rejected all around so I can self publish it. Hate being in limbo.