Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Book, New Template (same old me)

Hey yinz guys!

I think I just needed a bit of summer vacation.  Feeling better now.  And happy to tell you that I have a new book with Loose Id, to be released October 5!!!!

It's called
Back To Normal

Loose Id is having an event in honor of National Coming Out Day; I don't know what they have planned, but I imagine they are releasing a bunch of, or some anyway, books with that theme. 

Here are the main characters in Back To Normal:

Hero 1: Greg Capello 
  • has been deep in the closet since his teen years, for a couple of reasons (which you'll have to read to find out) and even
  • totally denies that this part of him exists, going so far as to get married (of course that didn't work out; the book opens with his now ex-wife driving off).
  • got hit in the head with a golf ball when he was young, now suffers from bad headaches which seem to be getting worse and since then
  • his dead aunt's spirit communicates with him; Greg refers to her as "living in my head".
  • his older brother has been looking out for them since they were kids.
  • his mother thinks he just needs a good woman and keeps trying to fix him up with one.
  • finds his life slowly unraveling due to some unexpected events, not the least of which is meeting Finn Sparks (because now he can't get the man out of his mind)
Hero 2: Finn Sparks
  • is quite comfortably out and
  • has slept with many, many men, but never the same man twice, mostly because he
  • doesn't like it when things get complicated.
  • with Hayden, his twin sister/business partner, is remodeling an old restaurant and turning it into an Irish pub.
  • his grandmother  heads the Neo-pagan Sparks clan; she's also got "the sight" and when she reads Finn he starts to understand why
  • he is unaccountably attracted to Greg

And here are some of the things that happen:
  • job loss/change
  • a stolen kiss in a bookstore
  • undeniable attraction that is...denied
  • dinners in a restaurant
  • bartending
  • therapy
  • conversations with someone nobody else can see or hear
  • unwanted thoughts 
  • bad memories
  • Internet research
  • tingles
  • family gatherings
  • discovery

 So, yeah, I'll be around a little more often now.  See ya round the webz!


  1. Yay, you are back and with a splash. Congratulations on the new book. Can't wait to read it. Hope you are having a super summer and look forward to seeing you pop up here and there.

  2. Thank you very much, Tam! I've tried to keep up with your adventures this summer - you've had lovely travels.

  3. Yeah you are back...

    Congrats on the upcoming release as well... Loving the little tease that you gave us...

    Welcome back hon - hope you are all rested mentally and physically....


  4. Welcome back! I've missed you! Hope the break was good for you in lots of ways.

    The new book sounds great and I shall look forward to reading it when it's released.

  5. E.H> and Jen -
    Thanks for your good thoughts, and I'm glad you like the tease!

  6. Congrats on the new book!! Great snap shot of the characters and events - loved the 'tingles'. LOL

    I smiled when I saw your post pop up. So glad you're back blogging. :)

  7. Congrats!! :)

    And I love the new look around here. I've missed seeing you out and about in bloglandia.

  8. Hi Ava and Chris! Thanks. It's nice to be missed :)

  9. Yay! I'm so glad to see you back! *hugs*

    I can't wait until October, now!

  10. Great to see you back in blogland, Wren!!

    I'm looking forward to reading the new book, it sounds lovely. BTW, I like the new look. :)

  11. Eyre - *hugs* back to you, thanks!

    Lily - Thank you, thank you!

  12. Wren, this is so cool! I can tell from the info here that this is the paranormal-flavored WIP you were mentioning earlier in the summer. I can't wait to read it! I mean, Irish pub, second sight, and Internet research? This sounds very fun!

  13. Hi Val!
    Actually, this isn't the one I'd been planning (that one has shapeshifters and faeries and such).

    It's got a little of the paranormal, what with Greg's aunt in his head. But mostly it's about the characters and finding out who you really are.

  14. Outstanding! I'm looking forward to reading it, and also the shapeshifter one when the time comes. :)

  15. You little minx! You gotta tell a person when you return from nowhere! I just stopped coming here, because every time I did, you still weren't around.

    I had a feeling you'd have a release for LI's themed series. ;-) Mine's out exactly one week before yours. I wonder if LI is publishing all of its coming-out stories in/near October. They should make for a fine month of reading at the Id!

  16. Little Minx - ha ha *snort* I love it!

    See, you gotta get Google reader, and put my blog on there, then you'll know when I have a new post. That's how I find yours.

    With Coming Out Day on Oct 11/12, I imagine they're releasing a bunch around then. Too bad ours aren't out the same day - we could have a party!

  17. Woot! She's baaaaaaaack! :DDD


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