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Title: No Good Deed
Author: Michael Rupured
Publisher: DSP Publications
Cover Artist: Unknown
Genre: Fiction, Gay, Gay Fiction, Historical, Mystery/Thriller
Release Date: 04/26/2016
On Christmas Eve in 1966, Philip Potter, a kind-hearted Smithsonian curator, wraps up his last-minute shopping. Meanwhile, James, his lover of several years, takes his own life back in their home. Unaware of what awaits him, Philip drops off gifts at a homeless shelter, an act of generosity that will later make him a suspect in the murder of a male prostitute.
Following James’s shocking death, two men enter Philip’s life—and both drive yellow Continentals. One of them, though, is a killer, with the blood of at least six hustlers on his hands. And both are hiding something.
As Philip is about to discover, no good deed goes unpunished.
1st Edition published as “After Christmas Eve” by ManLove Romance Press, 2013.
Writing a novel is nothing like I’d imagined. For decades, my preconceived notions about the process prevented me from even trying. Finding out I could make stuff up as I went along, rather than having to plan everything out ahead of time, was a revelation.
After penning four novels and publishing six (No Good Deed was previously released by MLR Press as After Christmas Eve; DsP Publications will release a second edition of Happy Independence Day in July), my writing has improved. Experience and honest feedback from editors, beta readers, reviewers, and paying customers helped me become a better writer.
No Good Deed was dramatically improved by comments and suggestions from talented beta readers and the army of editors required for two full rounds of edits. I’m forever in their debt. Special thanks to Google’s search engines and the voice of Philip Potter—the story wouldn’t exist without them.
Philip Potter plays a supporting role in my first novel—the uncle of a main character. Fans adored him and shared my interest in learning more about him. I was especially interested in finding out what had motivated his interest in homeless gay teenagers. The editors at DsP Publications have been super. I’m tickled pink with the final version and hope you will be too.
About the Author
Michael Rupured writes “stories true enough for government work.” He grew up in Lexington, Kentucky and, since 1998, has lived in Athens, Georgia. He’s an avid fan of SEC sports—especially Georgia football, Kentucky basketball, and women’s gymnastics. He enjoys running, working out at the gym, and playing with his long-haired Chihuahuas, Tico and Toodles. He joined the Athens Writers Workshop in 2010 and has since published Until Thanksgiving (2012), Happy Independence Day (2014 Rainbow Award runner up for historical fiction), Whippersnapper (2016), and No Good Deed (released by MLR Press as After Christmas Eve in 2013).
Visit his blog (http://rupured.com), follow him on Twitter (@crotchetyman) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichaelRupured), or send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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