The manuscript has passed through the first stage of edits. As it stands, the novel is about 138k. That is VERY long! Why is it so long? Probably because I had lots of details to add. hahaha. It is a very layered story with three main characters and lots of angst and "life" to develop. I LOVE this story! Love it! I think the character arcs are good and realistic. I think there are many many scenes that will make people cry.
On the Wade Kelly Scale (Below) this is about a 9. Why? Well, I talk about tough subjects. (Imagine that!) Grief, child abuse, fanatically religious parents, fear, pride, and as well as plenty of stupid things that jealous teenaged boys do. This is a NA book. "New Adult." The characters start at about 16/18 and end around 20/22. This is NOT a M/M/M book. Repeat: NOT! The term "love triangle" is closer to the storyline. I know lots of readers like to see all the details int he blurb and be prepared, but if I listed all three characters that play a major role, they would think Ménage.
Clichés are overrated and loving the boy next door may not be as genuine as the love Flynn sacrifices along the way.
Knowing he’s gay and acting on it were two separate notions to Flynn Brewer until he’d met Keith, his first boyfriend, in high school. Before then, being gay wasn’t as real as the pain of living day-to-day. Flynn’s fear of coming out to his religious best friend Zach in their conservative community destroyed his relationship with Keith, but Flynn rationalized his avoidance and bottled up the truth until it was regrettably too late.
Zachary Mitchell was the perfect son and role model as far as the outside world could tell. Active in his church while attending college, Zach had a personality that could sell anything, do anything, or be anything. Except, he couldn’t sell the truth to himself. Just when he was ready to reveal his internal conflict to Flynn and expose the darkness lurking in his heart, and in his “perfect” family, Zach met a girl and got sucked deeper into his chasm of deception.
Caught in a living Newton’s Cradle of his own design, Flynn must chose between idealistic childhood fantasy, or a tempestuous passion that could ignite the very air he breathes.
Main characters: Flynn, Zach, and Keith. How they all three fit into the story, you will have to read and find out!
I am currently setting up a BLOG TOUR with all your favorite bloggers!
December 19th I start with a "Cover reveal" on GGR-Reviews. I think Scott will LOVE my cover ;)
Dec 31st I plan on stopping by Jeff Adams' blog for a little fun pre-release interview or something. :)
JANUARY 1, 2015 NEW YEARS DAY! is Release day for Misplaced Affection! Whoot! I will be over at The Novel Approach.
Jan 2 - The Blogger Girls
Jan 4 - Head in the Oven with the Multi-tasking Momma!
Jan 5 - Smoocher's Voice - I think Jodi might have some interesting things to ask me :)
Jan 7 - Prizm Book Alliance
Jan 8 - Love Bytes Reviews (I think Dan is going to like this one!)
Jan 9 - Joyfully Jay
I will also have a review out by Rainbow Book Reviews, and a date somewhere in there with Rainbow Gold Reviews. LOTS going on! And I have to write a unique blog post for each one!
So far, I have only released the Prologue and Chapters 1 & 2. I will repeat those posts with the edited version between now and January 1, but I am saving the special excerpts for the bloggers. Some of these scenes will have you tearing up! Be prepared.
……….And then another cool thing yesterday………
I persuaded Jason Frazier to do the AUDIO of Misplaced Affection! OMGosh! So cool! Not only that, but he is going to FLY IN from Californ-IA to meet me in New York at the Rainbow Book Fair to sign stuff! I'm doing a book signing thing with JASON FRAZIER! heeheehee.
So lots of things are going on in the next couple months.
1. I am nominated for the Rainbow Awards as a finalist. Winners announced in December.
2. Release date for Misplaced Affection and Blog Tour
3. Nominated in MANY categories on the Goodreads M/M Choice Awards and the winners are announced in January.
4. The recording of Misplaced Affection by the one and only Jason Frazier!
5. The Lambda Literary Awards announce finalists in March. (I am entered. Fingers crossed!)
6. Somewhere in here is the release of the Audio of Misplaced Affection
7. The Rainbow Book Fair in New York! Holiday Inn Mid Town on W. 57th street April 18th if you want to stop by and say HI! (Jason Frazier will be there!)
Come back soon for updates. I am super excited!
Cover reveal coming soon! YAY!!! I love it!