Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Chance to be King: reissue

I'm really happy about the reissue of Chance to be King. I was always grateful to Silver for publishing my first solo story. Now Dreamspinner have picked it up and here it is, all shiny and new.

I adore this cover. It's making a spectacular banner on my Twitter and Facebook. I had a hard time choosing the cover. No one could pick *the one*. They were all awesome with a different theme.

People have asked me about the title. It doesn't seem to relate to the book. It's from the chorus of Ghosts by 80s pop group, Japan. I think it fits the theme of the book.

Just when I thought I could not be stopped
When my chance came to be king
The ghosts of my life
Blew wilder than the wind

After working nonstop for two years, actor Eric Pawlowski desperately needs a respite from his grueling schedule and the crippling migraines that come with it. Thinking that a few weeks in a secluded cottage is just the thing, his vacation gets off to a rough start when he almost mows down the only other guy who lives on the remote road. Fortunately Thomas is quick to forgive, and soon he, Eric, and Eric's two dogs are palling around like they've known each other for years. 

But when Eric witnesses Thomas coldly order a lost stranger off his property, he starts to question how well he knows him. Despite a mutual attraction that has Eric cursing every time a well-meaning member of the nearby small town interrupts their attempts to get intimate, Eric wonders if acting on his desire for Thomas will get him involved in a situation he shouldn't be in. When his rented cabin catches fire in the middle of the night and the firemen call it arson, it confirms Eric’s suspicions. 

To keep Eric with him, it's up to Thomas to come clean about who he is... and his involvement in a decade-old web of tragedy and revenge into which Eric has unwittingly walked. 

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