I would like to thank L Dean for taking the time to talk to us about [topic summary]. Check out Leisa’s review (coming soon). There is also a giveaway, so stay tuned for that.
We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience ~ Edward de Bono
I was watching a movie in which a movie clip portrayed two monks in a nefarious relationship. The clip was supposed to make fun of the movie industry and its awards as well as the romantic relationship between the two men. For me, there was nothing funny or ironic that two men in the sixteenth century should be in love with each other.
That was the idea that sparked Disappear With Me. Fast forward a couple of years. After hearing an old hymn in church, the plot came to me. I rushed home, wrote out some notes and typed out about 2500 words of manuscript. I think it was the very beginning, but I don’t remember now. I had to tuck Leander and Raphael away and finish A Place to Call Their Own. At that point I was still like two years from finishing that manuscript!
As soon as #APTCTO was finished, I pulled out my notes and started working on Disappear With Me. I had some work to do. I retooled the story and reset it in a different time frame than originally planned. I needed Leander and Raphael to have plenty of leisure time in school and didn’t know if I could do that as Catholic monks in the fifteenth or sixteenth century. I had just started watching Downton Abbey and anniversary of the sinking of Titanic was just around the corner. Setting Leander’s story in this time frame opened up all sorts of possibilities for his story.
For me, that’s the exciting thing about being a m/m romance author of historicals. I love taking my characters and making them deal with the pressures of living in their time periods. Of course, that means I also have to make things “very convenient” for them to live their lives together. Sometimes that’s easy, other times that has been a challenge.
After all, I love to write about the history none of us were taught in school.
From the Publisher:
Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural?
In 1910, the United Kingdom was in turmoil. King Edward died after only nine years on the throne. The social class system that upheld British society for centuries was being chipped away by social, political, and economic unrest across the Commonwealth. Amidst this backdrop, Reverend Leander Norris is accused of sodomy. After discovering his own self-worth and unconditional love, Leander finds the courage to stand up for what he believes is right and pleads not guilty to the charges. Throughout the trial, Leander’s past is revealed, including the temptations that bring the accusations against him. By the end of the trail, Leander is once again reunited with a romantic interest from the past by the end of the trial; it may be too late to rekindle any love that might remain, given the circumstances of the era and Reverend Leander’s likely sentence.
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About the Author
With inspiration from some historical tourism sites, the love of reading, and a desire to write a novel, L. Dean Pace-Frech started crafting his debut novel, A PLACE TO CALL THEIR OWN, in 2008. After four years of writing and polishing the manuscript, he submitted it for publication and Musa Publishing offered him a contract in early 2013. DISAPPEAR WITH ME is his second novel.
Dean lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his partner, Thomas, and their two cats. They are involved in their church and enjoy watching movies, outdoor activities in the warmer weather and spending time together with friends and family. In addition to writing, Dean enjoys reading and patio gardening.
Prior to novels, Dean did some technical writing in his career. He plans to write a sequel to both A PLACE TO CALL THEIR OWN and DISAPPEAR WITH ME.
In addition to the review, I’m doing a giveaway of one electronic copy, in your choice of format, of Disappear With Me. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the read!
Contest ends 25 May @ 11:59pm CST. Must be 18 or older to win. Void where prohibited.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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