I am absolutely delighted to be able to announce that my new novella, The Bucket List, will be released by Loose-Id Publishing on August 5th, 2014.
The Bucket List tells the story of Kade and Blake.
It's a story I started writing over a year ago, but only finished at the start of this summer. (I think it might still appear in my WIPs folder on this blog titled 'Asian Supermarket' - catchy name for a novella, eh?) Anyway, it's done now and it's a very different beast from the original story I started writing all those months ago.
I'm so happy that The Bucket List has found a great home with Loose-Id. I look forward to sharing more excerpts and updates with you all soon, but for now, I'll leave you with the blurb and the cover art. Just, you know... if you fancy taking a look!
When Kade Doherty gets dumped, he expects sympathy from his friends. Instead, he gets a bucket list. His friends want to help him enjoy life again, but Kade isn’t convinced a list of outlandish leisure pursuits will help much with that. To keep the peace he goes along with the plan and in the process, he meets Blake.
Blake’s Australian accent and surfer-boy looks are the stuff of sexual fantasies and Kade surprises everyone – including himself – when he wastes no time making a move.
Kade goes with Blake into the Scottish highlands, but just as he is beginning to get used to life with his very own Mr. Australia, reality comes knocking. Kade’s newfound happiness falls apart when his abusive ex demands they meet. Blake senses something is wrong and he wants to help, but Kade knows he can’t confide in Blake.
After all, Kade hasn’t exactly been honest. He might feel like a different man when he’s with Blake, but Kade knows he’s still just an accountant from Glasgow with slight obsessive compulsions and a bucket list that someone else wrote. He knows Blake won’t hang around, let alone help, when he finds out the truth.
Or will he?