Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Contract Signed J3

Good news, I JUST signed a contract with Dreamspinner Press for JOCK 3!!!! This is the 9th novel I will get published!! 8 with Dreamspinner, 1 on my own, although Sculpting Clay is out of print at the moment and needs to be rewritten and republished.

Back Off! That's My Jock will be coming your way later this year! This is Doug's story. It's sort of angry. I hope that's okay. Doug seemed angry when I wrote him. And.... Doug is Bisexual. I hope this goes over well with readers. I had good feedback from beta readers about the story. In fact, one person who read it said I put words to how they feel every day. I took that as a HUGE compliment!

This is the UNofficial blurb. I liked the blurb I did for JOCK 2, but this one was more difficult to write. It will most likely change when edits start.

Doug Archer had done some pretty idiotic things in the first 8 weeks of his junior year of college. First, he’d kissed his gay best friend, and second, he’d kissed a guy he’d mistaken for a girl. Not stellar moments for Doug. If he wasn’t careful, he foresaw losing his spot on the soccer team to the young freshman who was starting. Or worse, he might misconstrue his new friend Rob’s overly affectionate tendencies for flirting. But if Doug wasn’t bothered by another guy’s attention, and he normally dated girls, did that mean he was gay or bisexual?

Sam Garber had suppressed his same-sex attraction his entire life. His father had told him it was immoral and Sam had done everything he could to bury his feelings. However, after meeting a Doug at a party and allowing Doug to kiss him, Sam couldn’t think of anything else. He concluded dating girls was the best way to keep his secret hidden.

With playoffs in sight, this was no time to think about boys in any other context than soccer. Only, neither boy understood the difficulty suppressing attraction for another jock.

I as really worried about this getting accepted because I ALWAYS doubt myself. This is also a different story from JOCK 1 or 2. So be prepared Wade Kelly Readers, it is NOT like my other stories. Is that shocking? I would hope by now my usual readers have figured out you can't predict what the story will hold. My stories are character driven. JOCK 3 is driven my Doug Archer's anger and confusion. I look forward to hearing what you all think about it.

Remember: Bankers' Hours PRE-ORDER is HERE! Release Date March 25, 2016. Blog tour continues on March 18th. As of today, it is #24 on the Dreamspinner Bestseller List :)

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