Some of you know that I live in Nashville and have been in the music business for more years than I care to count. Part of my job is compiling music and creating playlists of our catalog. So, it was a natural step for me to create an official Spotify playlist for SOCIAL INTERCOURSE. Think of it as the movie soundtrack of the book. I compiled music I felt would fit the vibe of the book, and also included types of music that Beck and Jax talk about in their narratives. The playlist sort of follows the natural flow of the story and features such artists as Troye Sivan, Disclosure, The Weeknd, ZAYN, Charli XCX, Adam Lambert, Charlie Pluth, Ellie Goulding and many more. I hope this official playlist provides the perfect musical backdrop for reading SOCIAL INTERCOURSE, or just give it a listen after you finish the book to stay in Beck's and Jax's world a little bit longer. And be sure to "follow" the playlist so you will be notified when new songs are added!
Right now I'm reading Proxy by Alex London. It's an interesting YA story, and an idea that I haven't seen before, which is always fun. This from Kirkus Reviews - "Whipping Boy + Blade Runner with a sprinkling of The Hunger Games (plus, of course, a dash of A Tale of Two Cities) = a treat for teen SF fans." (Science fiction. 12 & up)
I recently completed my first young adult, m/m contemporary romance. I'm deep in that glorious process of querying agents which is not for the faint of heart. Actually, I have received very positive response to this manuscript from agents, but still trying to find the right match. It might be a tad too raunchy for some, but hey, its about high school boys!
The working title is SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN and it's set in Florence, SC where I lived from third grade through high school. The story is written in first person, present tense with a dual POV. The two main characters, Beckett Gaines and Jaxon Parker, couldn't be more different. Jaxon is the guarded star quarterback, president of the student body, and one of the most popular—and hottest—guys at school. Beckett, on the other hand is an out and proud choir nerd with an affinity for 80s television, especially The Golden Girls.
I'll share more about SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN and its journey to publication soon!