I have another novel releasing this week. Tomorrow, as a matter of fact. And I’m really excited!
I Should Tell You is a male/male contemporary romance very loosely inspired by the song “I Should Tell You” from the musical Rent. In my novel, Hunter Girard is a guitarist who is six years sober. He turned to alcohol as a teen to deal with an incident of abuse, and it took time and the support of his family for him to choose to stop drinking. Which means his choice to audition as a guitarist for show at a drag club may be an odd one, but he needs the extra money from the gig to be able to move away from his partying roommate.
Mitch Walters chose drag as a means of bringing out Starry Daye, the confident, “unbroken” person he wishes he could be. Throughout his childhood Mitch suffered at the hands of his father, while his mother pretended not to know anything was wrong. As a young adult he became involved in the drag scene, and he was gay bashed outside a club. Now, Mitch uses prescription painkillers to cope with his flashbacks and memories. With the help of his drag mother Solara Flare, Mitch is trying to kick the habit–but when he and Hunter become involved, Mitch doubts his ability to handle the relationship without the drugs.
Although the themes and content of I Should Tell You are very dark–and potentially triggering–the story is hopeful. True love doesn’t heal all wounds, but sometimes it can give someone the motivation to try to heal. Hunter and Mitch are just beginning their relationship, but their support of each other helps them both.
I Should Tell You is already up on the Loose Id website, and will be available for order tomorrow. And you have a chance to win a free PDF copy right here by posting a comment about one thing you have done for someone you love. I’ll draw the winner on Saturday, March 8 at noon.