Ahhhh, my favorite of all men, KevaD! He was so kind to make an appearance to day to talk about his latest release, Back in the Closet. For those who haven't read him, be sure check him out. He is AWESOME!
Thank you so much for inviting me here, Jadette.
I truly appreciate it.
"Back in the Closet," the sequel to the romantic comedy "Out of the Closet" (OOC), came about because of my critiquing buddies at ERAuthors. Of which, you're one.
I'd intended for OOC to be a stand-alone story, but after several virtual beatings about the head and body, I gave in. Then came the problem of a plot. I enjoy writing stories where the characters have to solve mysteries or unravel secrets. When I was a kid, I'd spent a little time on a farm without plumbing. The story's protagonists, Chaz and Mike, are two born and bred Jersey boys. There it was. The duo needed to be transplanted to an environment totally out of their element – a farm without electricity or plumbing.
Next came the reason for their going there. Enter the secrets and mysteries.
An uncle Chaz never talks about died and left Chaz his farm. Mystery #1 – why?
Everyone enjoys exploring big, old, smelly barns. But Chaz stops cold in terror every time he tries to enter the barn, and doesn't know why – mystery #2.
As Chaz meets former friends and acquaintances of his dead uncle, Chaz comes to realize his uncle had a secret. Now he needs to figure out what it was, and why he kept the secret so secret. A riddle packaged in mystery #3.
So, chardonnay and lobster Chaz, alongside lager and fries Mike, finds himself stuck on a remote farm. The only way back to maitre d's, home delivery, and indoor toilets is by unlocking the doors of a dead uncle's past.
To be honest, that's the way the story developed. After that, Chaz and I just needed to solve the mysteries…
Sometimes the best-laid plans don't mean you get laid.
Chaz and Mike are inaugurating their life together as an openly gay couple. Bliss is inevitable, until a dead relative rises up and brings their plans to a screeching halt.
Chaz's not-so-dearly departed Amish Uncle Silas has bequeathed his nephew his farm . . . and a $60,000 tax bill if Chaz doesn't play by the rules.
With empty wallets, the duo and their kitten, TCT, head off for Iowa to live on the farm for ninety days - without electricity or plumbing . . . or sex.
While Mike finds trees to climb, horses to ride, and a big ax to play with, and TCT discovers a wide array of critters to chase and capture, Chaz faces a past veiled in mystery.
As a young boy, Chaz spent time on the farm. Why can't he remember the giant oak tree or the ancient barn? Each time he tries to enter the barn, terror stops him cold.
Chaz will need courage he's never had before, along with all the strength in his partner's lusciously muscled body, to solve the riddles plaguing him. Keeping Mike and his axe from chopping off the wrong piece of lumber might not be a bad idea, either.