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Title: The Playhouse (Superpowered Love #7)
Author: Katey Hawthorne
Publisher: Loose Id
Cover Artist: PL Nunn
Genre: Bisexual, Contemporary, Lesbian Romance, New Adult, Paranormal
Summer has been Lily McBride’s favorite time of year since she was a kid, because that’s when the Brookesville Playhouse opens its doors. Now that she’s an adult and works as their tech director, Lily wants more for her beloved Playhouse: a larger audience, a longer season, and exciting shows to draw new patrons.
This year, though, she also wants Genevieve Mason, a pretty starlet-in-the-making from the local university, recruited for the season’s tech crew. Genny throws her heart and soul into the place too, adding her own dreams of representation to the ‘must-have’ list, and using her sweet voice and surprising flare for pyrotechnics to draw the crowds in droves. They work so well together, it’s not long before their summer crush blossoms into a steamy affair.
Lily’s falling hard, but always feels like Genny’s holding something back. And then there’s the dreaded Brookesville Arts Council—supposed to be a support system for all things cultural, instead dragging the Playhouse down with their old-fashioned stubbornness. There are a lot of hurdles to jump and egos to deflate before they can get what they want, both for the theater and from each other.
Summer Stock Love
Hey, and thanks for letting me drop in today! I’m here to ramble about my latest /Superpowered Love/ book, /The Playhouse/–which is the first f/f pairing in the series. Keep reading for a giveaway, too!
What’s not to love about summer, right? School’s out, everything’s green, the sun’s shining, people are smiling, vacation’s happening… and summer stock theater. Well, okay, not all of us go in for all of those things, but my girls in The Playhouse definitely do. Theater people have a certain, ah… reputation when it comes to romance, so plugging that into summer love tropes provides good fun.
In /The Playhouse/, it’s all about Lily and Genevieve trying to revive their theater and falling in love while they’re at it. The former is an uphill battle, the latter, not so much. But they’re not the only ones looking for someone–some days it seems like everyone who works at The Playhouse is angling for love. Denise has a crush on Cy, Gunnar has a crush on Denise, and Cy, well… I’ll just let him do the talking here’s a snippet to explain what I mean, from Lily’s point of view:
“Hey, so. You’re friends with Gunnar, right?” [Cy asked.]
I made a face at Gen like /is he for real/? What part of “childhood best friends” wasn’t obvious yet? But I just said, “Yeah.”
“Do you know if he’s into guys?”
I literally facepalmed. “You’re kidding me.”
“No, I get a vibe,” Cy said.
Yeah, well, running around shirtless and sweaty throwing footballs with Gunnar all day when they weren’t working would do that. It had certainly been entertaining Denise for the past week. I just shook my head—and I could see Genny doing similar through my fingers.
Oblivious, Cy went on. “And he seems pretty chill. And, like, there’s something about that beard. I just wanna rub my face on it and—”
“Okay, okay, TMI, Cy,” I stopped him, shaking my head. God, we had almost, /almost/ gotten through the whole summer without an ill-fated would-be romance and/or sexcapade derailing all my carefully laid plans.
Lily’s life is hard, right?
About the Author
Katey Hawthorne is an avid reader and writer of superpowered romance, even though the only degree she holds is in the history of art. (Or, possibly, because the only degree she holds is in the history of art.) Originally from the Appalachian foothills of West Virginia, she currently lives in Ohio. In her spare time she enjoys comic books, B-movies, loud music, Epiphones, and Bushmills.
Drop a comment about your favorite B-plot romances–as in, not the main characters–or what you’d like to see more of in a B-plot romance. One randomly chosen winner will get an eBook copy of /The Playhouse/ one week from today!
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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