Month: March 2016

Hearts Apart is finished!

It’s back from the editor. I need to go through her suggestions and then it has to be formatted, so still lots to do. It’s actually going to be published by LoveLight Press on 8th April but I will be sending out review copies before then.

Here is the not-quite-final draft BLURB (I’ve spent two months in Aaron’s head I’m starting to talk like him). And then the cover…

Hearts Apart by H J Perry (LoveLight Press 8 April 2016)

Joe’s the reason the word sexy was invented.

Four weeks ago, I’d never kissed a guy; now I’m dating Joe. We grew up on the same street, been friends forever. And I’ve had a crush on him for years before I plucked up the courage to let him know.

He’s my first everything!

Who keeps their boyfriend in the closet these days?

I want the world to know how much he means to me. The guys in the team—I play amateur football in the Working Men’s League. I’m an apprentice plumber but can’t imagine being out at work. No one gets fired for being gay any more, do they?

I’m a grown man.

I’m twenty, I drive, I have a job. A young man, it’s true, still got my own hair and teeth but definitely a six-foot adult. But on the inside, I feel like a little boy who might have his toys taken away and be sent to his room. At times, I want to run to my bedroom and hide under my duvet for the rest of my life.

I’m going to come out, but not today, I can do it next week.

***An upbeat, first love, gay romance, coming out story. With very little angst (honestly, just a tiny smidgen) and a happy ending.***

***Can be read as a stand alone or directly following on from

Streets Apart ASIN: B01C4HOE44.***heartsapartrevs.jpg

 

It’s Friday & D Day as in Distraction

Firstly I discover in my twitter feed that Keira Andrew’s new book Beyond The Sea is out early on Amazon.

OMG, so excited! That’s later today all tied up and gives me the pressure I need to get today’s work done sooner.

Today is also a Lovelight Press publishing day and I know there’s at least one book on their list that I want to buy.

And it’s Rainbowshelf newsletter day. There’s usually a $0.99 bargain that I discover on this list too. If you like M/M books, I recommend subscribing to the weekly email.

Final draft makes it sound easy…

I’m working on the final draft of Hearts Apart.

It seems that as the whole thing is written, in some sort of draft, pulling the final thing together should be easy.

But it’s not.

Not for me. I shuffle paragraphs around within chapters and across chapters. Question every word and sentence. I’m sure over-thinking the thing.

I need to leave it alone  for a while and reread it.

If the process works, it will be up for preorder at the end of March for $0.99 before going up to $2.99 in April. I can’t tell you how many words the final version will be because I’m still fighting with them, let’s just say it will be at least as long as Streets Apart (32k).

In the meantime. If you enjoyed Streets Apart you might also like Men for Hire 2 (available from all the usual ebookstore in All Romance), a collection of 4 M/M stories. My short story in the collection is about two British young men, a carpenter and a painter.

men for hire 2 book cover