Hello Internet! The wait. She is over.
At long last, Some Assembly Required AKA the meet-cute about the dead guys meeting in the afterlife in IKEA is finally here!
Bru Baker and I had a madcap adventure of co-writing for the very first time and learning we have no self-control. Thanks to Damon Suede making an offhand comment last March at the Dreamspinner Press Workshop, the story was born. So if anyone, blame him for everything. If there’s one thing I learned with being an author, 99.99999% of the time, Damon did it.
Also due to legal reasons, we had to change a few things around, but we hope readers get the joke.
So, welcome to CASA, your fine affordable Italian furnishings. Come for the meatballs! Stay for all eternity.
Blurb: Everyone wishes they were dead when wandering the purgatory of a home furnishings store, but these guys actually are.
Benji Goss is the quintessential good guy. When his boyfriend dumps him and moves out, Benji obligingly keeps the cat—even though he’s allergic—because his ex’s new place doesn’t accept pets. He’s always joked the cat would be the death of him, but not in a way he expects when a feline mishap crushes him under a DEL TORO bookcase.
Snarky loner Patrick Bryant is in such a rut he barely remembers the life he used to lead. The last thing he recalls is being decapitated by a DEL TORO bookcase in a freak accident. As a spiritual CASA resident, he haunts the aisles of affordable Italian furniture, assisting fellow spirits in moving on to their final destinations.
When Benji appears in the CASA café, Patrick considers the naïve spirit just the man to cure his boredom. Benji’s relentless optimism chips away at Patrick’s sarcasm, making him question if there’s something beyond what he can see. But the heart is like CASA furniture—there’s always some assembly required.