Checkmate #2 Has Been Contracted!

Triple A works the pole in celebration of Pawn Takes Rook #2!
Triple A works the pole in celebration of Pawn Takes Rook #2!

Aaaaaw yeah! As of 1PM US Central Time, the sequel to Pawn Takes Rook, called Cashing The Reality Check, has been picked up for publication by Dreamspinner Press for publication in August/September 2013! Just in time for GayRomLit!

Thursday was my birthday, and I can say I’m safely six years away from being a grownup. Or not one at all. I think when I get to 35 I’ll decide. Maybe, maybe not. Because I was in the fog of a summer cold or Allergies From Hell™ I didn’t do anything special for my birthday. No gifts. Just gifted myself with new business cards from Moo which here they are:

Let's go on an adventure with Lex Chase!
Let’s go on an adventure with Lex Chase!

Are they not awesome?

So this contract is a happy little belated birthday present if I do say so myself!

What is Pawn Takes Rook #2 about? It’s sort of my love letter to the most wretched and brain rotting of all indulgences: Reality TV.

Want the unedited blurb? Here you go! Straight from the horse’s mouth!

Cashing the Reality Check Blurb:

It’s been eleven months and still no invite from the superhero Power Alliance to welcome Hogarth Dawson and his boyfriend Memphis Rook into their fold. Still, Hope springs eternal for Hogarth. But with Rook at his side they’re taking back the streets of Axis City as the super duo Checkmate. Hogarth knows all too well relationships are complicated especially when you’re sleeping with your superhero partner. And after Hogarth makes an accidental marriage proposal in the heat of the moment, it becomes all too clear Rook is uncomfortable amidst Hogarth’s intensity.

But there’s work to be done when booted-off female contestants of the romantic reality show “Single and Super” are found in vegetative states, and it’s up to Checkmate to get to the bottom of it. Rook takes one for the team by cleaning up his bad boy image and goes undercover as the gentlemanly single super amid a feeding frenzy of twenty-five women looking for love. As much as Hogarth tries not to be the overdramatic boyfriend, his raging jealousy and insecurity grab him by the horns and lead him into sneaking onto the set to keep a close eye on Rook. Turns out filming a reality show in Axis City is a lot more complicated than it seems when it requires creating an entirely alternate reality where anything is possible based on the emotions of those enclosed in the pocket dimension. With Rook and Hogarth in way too deep, and their emotions riding high, are they the ones feeding the trap of their own making?


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