Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Back In The Closet - KevaD aka David Kentner

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.
David Kentner


Lauren Fraser said...

Loved OOC so I'm really looking forward to spending some more time with Chaz and Mike. It sounds like a great story.
Congrats on the release.

ali said...

I love reading the history of a story! Thanks, David... very sweet, very astute... not to mention, very well-played.

Readers, you're gonna love this book! Consider reading Out of the Closet first. They stand alone, but OOC will have you rolling on the floor ROFLMAO.

Gillian Archer said...

Congrats on the release, David! I can't wait to read the completed story.

Jadette Paige said...

Thanks Ladies for stopping by!!

DA Kentner said...

Hello, Lauren, Ali, and Gillian!
Wow. Such a welcome. I'm touched. Seriously, I am. The doctor said so.

Truly grateful each of you took the time to visit.
And, thank you, Jadette, for the warm introduction and having me here.

Jerri said...

Congrats on the new release, David!

DA Kentner said...

Hi, Jerri
Thank you. I'm excited about it.

Ren Thompson said...

I'm going to pick up both of them. Can't wait :)

Lillian Grant said...

I love this book. Chaz, Mike and TTC are the best.

Congratulations on another great story, David.

Amber Green said...

It's a KITTY!

DA Kentner said...

Huge compliment, Ren! Thank you.

Hi, Lillian. Congrats on your latest book contract with Siren Publishing.

Hello, Amber!
You always crack me up.

Evanne said...

Congratulations on your latest release--I hope Chaz and Mike garner the fans they deserve. Back In The Closet is a great story!

DA Kentner said...

Hi, Evanne!
Congrats to you on your upcoming releases and on A Taste of Scarlet. You're a busy girl.

Cornelle said...

Yet another smash from the KD. Congrats.

I could start a chant for your current WIP...but I don't want to put you on the spot.

This time.

Cherise Sinclair said...

Wait--I thought it was poodles you put in teacups!

Congrats on the release. Readers are going to love this book!