I just received notification that Ordinary People is on the Coming Soon page at Dreamspinner Press! How exciting is that. Release date: 14 May.
When Queensland Police Force Constable James Laramee raids a hotel room, he finds Vinnie Canterbury on top of a naked, dead man, covered in blood. Vinnie promptly vomits all over James’s shoes.
Thanks to a cocktail of horse sedatives and Hendra vaccine, Vinnie’s memories of his ordeal are fractured. Finding the culprits and the reasons behind his abduction will be a challenge. With his apartment trashed, his building set on fire, and his clothes, phone and wallet gone, Vinnie needs a place to stay. To his surprise, James not only takes him in, but also lets him cry on his shoulder. It must be true love. Vinnie has plans for his future with James all mapped out, and he hopes he can get James on the same page.
Synopsis writing is really difficult. I don't enjoy it--not until I start writing at least.
While I'm writing I have a ball. My head is full of 'this is fun', 'oh good phrase', 'yes, this is going to work'.
Then, when I'm finished, I read through it and come crashing down. I've written an outline--again.
I know the rules:
I've been working on the synopsis for Just the Way You Are, the book I finished last week (#4 in the Just Life series). The synopsis sounds like it's a farce but, although it has some comedic elements, the story is serious. I've decided to edit a few chapters of the book to see if it's going to stay serious or lighten up a little. Then I'll look at the synopsis again.
Meanwhile, here's the beginning of the first draft of the synopsis:
It took ten years of abuse and a near fatal stab wound for Jonathan Watson to leave Anthony. Now that he’s out, he plans to stay out. Unfortunately, Anthony doesn’t agree. Even injured and in hospital, Anthony harasses Jonathan, demanding that he come back.
Jonathan has moved out with the help of rugged removalist, Ben Urquhart, and into a small third floor apartment that Anthony, in his wheelchair, won’t have access to. His life doesn’t become the quiet recovery he wanted.
First, his family has to help him unpack. His cousin Liam and his boyfriend, Mark, unpack Jonathan’s bedroom. His aunt and uncle organise the living room and bathroom. His neighbours, chain-smoking multi-divorcee, Neridah, and Sally-homemaker-super-cook Thelma constantly rearrange his kitchen.
If he didn’t escape with Ben, Jonathan would go mad. Not that he wants to start anything with another man already. He’s only just got out of a toxic relationship and it’s been so long since he’s made a decision of his own, he doesn’t know how to do it anymore. Doing anything with Ben would be a really bad idea. That might be why he ends up in bed with Ben before the week is done.
This week I spent some time redoing my website. Instead of writing the code myself and avoiding any updates because the process took too long (and I'm not that good at it), I went to Weebly and created one there. There's an entirely new look, I've combined a couple of things and I'm migrating my blog over there as well.
This will be my last blog post from Blogger and my first on my website.
I haven't worked out yet how to link the blog in my website to my Goodreads and Amazon pages but I will--hopefully before next week when I start using my website as my blog.
My new website has a really cool slideshow of all my covers. Each one is linked to my author page on the publisher's website--so it's easy to find and buy the book! If you want a bit more information before going to the publisher's website, the Books page has the blurb for each book.
I'm a bit impressed with the Contact page, too. On the previous version of the website you had to create your own email. On this one, there's a nifty form to fill out that will email me directly.
To celebrate the new website, I've added a new free story. In a Pool of Blood is an experimental story. I wrote it as part of a series of stories I was writing that explore relationships between women. The relationship between these two women includes jealousy, murder and wild weather.
E E Montgomery
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