Saturday, April 2, 2016

Next Release - The Odd Couple

Greetings readers! I'm stoked to have another release coming later in April, my self-published book, The Odd Couple. It's a sweet, sassy novella about two different men, one rich, one poor who come from very different worlds, but  both want a happy ending. 

Judging by the cover, which was done by Carl at Smart Dog Dezign, you'd think "odd" because one man is white while the other is black. Well, it's a play on words with their race being being only part of the subplot. However, I will say Micah is only the second character other than Jayden from Something About Jayden, who voiced his feelings about being a minority aloud. I usually try to stir clear of that, but in this one, Micah stressed to me how much he wanted people to know about how even being well- to-do with a great career, he was still the target of racism. Perhaps that had something to do with everything in the news of late, especially with a certain candidate running in the presidential race and spreading hatred. 


This is not a political post, so I won't get into that. Instead I'll say, Micah has a strong sense of self as a black man and I hope people will not only take some enjoyment from it, but also get the message about what it's like to be a minority.

Here is the blurb and once again, shout out to Carl for capturing my story in the best way possible!

Unlike the popular bank, Chase Whittaker has no money. He inherited a book and record resale shop from his late grandfather and he has sacrificed just about everything to keep it. Unfortunately, Oldie but Goodie is in Lincoln Park where high priced condos and ritzy upscale shops are taking over and Chase is being pressured to come up with the money to stay or move elsewhere. To make things more complicated his man has left him behind. He can't figure out why he'd leave at the drop of a hat, but when Micah Strickland steps into his shop with his female friend, Chase forgets all his issues and goes after his newest customer.

Micah isn't usually one to pick up men on a whim. Being a ghostwriter, a neat freak, and son of a famous football player hasn't made his love life any easier, but upon seeing Chase, his whole outlook changes. When the two make a date, Micah throws all caution to the wind and after several more meetings, he wants more. He's never been into someone so soon and though his friends and father tell him to slow down, Micah's ready to go full speed ahead.

Things are going great until Micah's father, a real estate mogul wants buy Chase's place to turn it into an upscale salon. Being the stubborn man Chase is, he doesn't want MIcah's help, telling everyone including his business partner that he will find a way to keep his place.

Micah doesn't want to upset the apple cart, but he'll have to do something if he wants to save his man the stress of relocating his grandfather's business.

Look for this later on this month!


Tina Donahue said...

Sounds great! Congrats! :)

S.Lira said...

Thanks Tina!