I guess this is me promoting others. I do that sometimes. I wanted to let you all know about some books that my friends wrote. ALL of which I have NOT read... yet. But they are friends and I like to talk about my friends :)
First… S. Chris Shirley…. He has a book coming out June 11, 2014. This is his first publication and he has been working on this novel for years! YEARS!!!!! So check it out. If it sounds like a good read to you, buy it! and review it on Amazon, Goodreads, etc…
When seventeen-year old high school newspaper editor Jake Powell, fresh from Alabama, lands in New York City to attend Columbia University's prestigious summer journalism program, it's a dream come true. But his father, a fundamentalist Christian preacher, smells trouble. And his father is rarely wrong.
I am doing well. Busy as ever. I have RT coming up in a week. I hope to get the second round of edits this week, that would be great! I was crazy worried about my book Names Can Never Hurt Me so I asked a friend to read it and let me know if he hated it. Mainly because this particular editor for the first edits, really had nothing to say. Her silence made me question my writing. (AGAIN.) He said not to fear! He like it. Phew.
I'm sorry I doubted you Tina. You said you liked it and I should just trust your gut. But now I have 3 guts to go by. (three because my friend also gave it to his husband to read. Another of my friends.) I bank on their honesty. They are good people. So I hope it will also go over well with my audience. I want you readers out there to react. for good and bad. I want you to laugh and cry and relate to my characters. Or at least enjoy them. And hey, Names Can Never Hurt Me has a sequel planned! heehee. So when you finish reading, let me know if you are interested in more. (Although I hope by then I might have a good portion of it written.)
Coming soon! (I'll shout the date when I have it!)
What if sexuality wasn’t a definable thing and labels merely got in the way?
Nick Jones can’t remember a time when he wasn’t part of the in crowd. Everywhere he goes, he stands out as the best looking guy in the room, and women practically fall into bed with him. Then, after kissing Corey on a dare led to much more and on many occasions, Nick’s “screw anything” reputation escalated, but he didn’t care.
When Nick meets RC at the restaurant where he works, it throws his whole life out of whack. Overweight, always sweaty, gay, and hairy like a bear; RC lives up to his dubbed nickname “scruffy dude.” He seems Nick’s complete opposite, but Nick can’t get him out of his head.
Because of peer-pressure and his fears about defining his sexuality, Nick struggles with stepping out of his comfort zone and caring about someone different than himself. If he’s lucky, somewhere between arrogance and ignorance, Nick might find out what it means to be an adult, but if he’s wrong, he could lose everything.
That's all for now. Over and out!