In 2017, I signed a two-book fiction deal with esteemed publisher Little, Brown. Amazing.
My next novel THE MAGNIFICENT SONS – they make you do the titles in caps, I’m not suddenly enraged at you or anything – is out 28 May 2020. My publisher has called it “a bold, eloquent and witty coming of age story, telling the tale of two very different brothers, Jake and Trick, and their search for magnificence in everyday life.”
Here’s the blurb:
“Jake D’Arcy has spent most of his twenty-nine years trying to get his life just right. He’s nearly there: great girlfriend, great friends, stable job. A distant relationship with his boisterous family – which is exactly the way he wants it. So why does everything feel so wrong?
When his popular, irritatingly confident teenage brother Trick comes out as gay to a rapturous response, Jake realises he has questions about his own repressed bisexuality, and that he can’t wait any longer to find his answers.
As Trick begins to struggle with navigating the murky waters of adult relationships, Jake begins a journey that will destroy his relationship with girlfriend Amelia, challenge his closest friendships, and force him to face up to the distance between him and his family – but offers new friends, fewer inhibitions, and a glimpse of the magnificent life he never thought could be his.”
Lovely. It’s very good, I promise. I’ll be revealing the cover soon.
My first novel, THE LAST ROMEO came out in 2018. You can find the UK editions on Amazon at bit.ly/lastromeouk or WHSmith, Waterstones, Foyles, Hive, or Book Depository and all that kind of thing. It will also be available in independent bookshops, I hope, so do seek it out.
Here’s the cover:
And here’s the synopsis:
“James is 34 and fed up. His six-year relationship with Adam has imploded, he hates his job making up celebrity gossip, and his best friend Bella has just announced she’s moving to Russia.
Adrift and single in loved-up London, James needs to break out of his lonely, drunken comfort zone. Encouraged by Bella, he throws himself headlong into online dating, blogging each encounter anonymously as the mysterious Romeo.
After meeting a succession of hot/weird/gross men, James has fans and the validation he’s always craved. But when his wild night with a closeted Olympian goes viral and sends his Twitter-fame through the roof, James realises maybe, in the search for happy-ever-after, some things are better left un-shared. Seriously, wherefore art thou Romeo…”