Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Young and the Lesbian

I watched "Days of Our Lives" for huge chunks of my childhood up
until my second
Me, my braces and "Mike"
 year or so of college. I was hooked again a couple of years later with the serial killer storyline, but that was it. The storyline did me in. The resolution was unfair, shortchanged viewers and made no sense. Before that, though, I loved demonic Marlena and devious Stefano. Oh yeah!!! I even went to several DOOL conventions in Greenville, South Carolina. Other soaps I watched on and off included "One Life to Live" and "Loving."

A couple of years ago, I came up with a soap opera story idea; an actress whose career was tanking would come out of the closet because, well, a lot of celebrities were, and they were getting tons of attention. So what if this actress happened to be straight? In the world of romance, she'd find a female love interest. Cue Cupid's arrow. That is exactly what happens when the newly out Dash Bannon pairs up with soap queen Jane Knight, who has secrets of her own.
Me and "Stefano"

I've worked on this novella (about 23k words) off and on since, I think, 2014. I could never get the ending right, but now I have. (Or so I think. Ha.) So, it's out now on Smashwords and Kindle (Smashwords will distribute to Kobo, Nook, etc.). 

I've had a lot of fun with giveaways in the past, and given my affectionate memories of DOOL, I decided to have a giveaway for this story. All you have to do to enter is go to my author Facebook page and find the giveaway post. It will be pinned to the top, and the giveaway ends late in the day on Sept. 4 (Sunday). Wait! One more thing. You need to comment on the post about what soap is/was your favorite and why. (Or do soap actors/actresses instead.) If you are not a soap watcher, just comment about your favorite TV show or actor/actress.
Me and a "Jack"

I will use a random-number generator to pick a winner from the commenters, and  you can pick from .epub or .mobi ebook format. Happy soaping!

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