Happy Book Birthday to Nightsong! Please check out, enter, and share the giveaway at the end of this post. It ends at midnight May 3 (meaning tomorrow night).
I’ve been very excited to present this one to the world. After Anthem, I had a number of people tell me they really didn’t like Nate and weren’t sure he could be redeemed. I like to hope I’ve done him justice.
The Notes from Boston series was inspired by a dinner table conversation. I said I wasn’t sure where to set my next novel. At that point, I’d done small New York towns. I’ll be honest, that’s still my favorite locale. Since my spouse is from Boston, he suggested setting the series there. I was happy to agree, as Boston is one of my favorite cities.
Initially, I had planned something entirely different from where Anthem went. But, as is customary, the characters had their own ideas. The same thing happened with Nightsong. I was sure I was writing a “jerk who learns to behave himself” story. Nate’s much more complicated than that! (Not that I don’t love a good transformation story, of course.)
Nightsong isn’t the book for everyone. It’s not strictly a romance; it’s equally about family and friends who have your back when things get tough. Fair warning, this is the general direction the series is headed. I’m currently writing book #3, Drumbeat. So watch this space for snippets and more!
About the Book
Publisher: Supposed Crimes
Length: 205 pages
Release Date: May 1, 2017
Nate Kingsley is a master at messing up. Out of jealousy, he outed his best friend in a public and embarrassing way. Now he’s doing his best to make up for his crimes, but it’s left him empty and frustrated, unfulfilled even by his career as an opera singer and creative director. He enters an unsatisfying relationship he keeps hidden from his closest friends. When that ends on a disappointing note, he seeks solace in his crush on one of the drag queens performing at his favorite club.
Izzy Kaplan is an EMT by day, a drag queen named TaTa Latke by night. He hasn’t been in a relationship since his divorce from his wife, despite the best efforts of his mothers and his work partner. He avoids their suggestions in favor of attending the opera alone to see the gorgeous baritone who’s caught his eye. He knows it’s just a fantasy, but it’s easier than starting over.
A charity performance to benefit a local youth shelter and clinic puts them in each other’s lives in an unexpected way. They begin to emerge from their relationship disasters, slowly building trust. But unknown to themselves or each other, they are facing separate health crises that might be enough to send them both running the opposite way. It will take drawing on the love and strength of their friends and families to bring them back together again.
Notes from Boston is a series about four friends navigating the ups and downs of life, relationships, and their music careers in the historic city. Book Two follows Nate in the aftermath of Trevor Davidson’s messy coming out as a bisexual Christian singer in Notes From Boston #1: Anthem.
2 lucky people will get to choose an eBook bundle of either Anthem + Nightsong or Nightsong + another book from my backlist!