Lisa Henry on Adulting 101 ~ Guest Blog

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Title: Adulting 101
Author: Lisa Henry
Publisher: Riptide
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: 08/15/2016


The struggle is real.

Nick Stahlnecker is eighteen and not ready to grow up yet. He has a summer job, a case of existential panic, and a hopeless crush on the unattainable Jai Hazenbrook. Except how do you know that your coworker’s unattainable unless you ask to blow him in the porta-potty?

That’s probably not what Dad meant when he said Nick should act more like an adult.

Twenty-five-year-old Jai is back in his hometown of Franklin, Ohio, just long enough to earn the money to get the hell out again. His long-term goal of seeing more of the world is worth the short-term pain of living in his mother’s basement, but only barely.

Meeting Nick doesn’t fit in with Jai’s plans at all, but, as Jai soon learns, you don’t have to travel halfway around the world to have the adventure of a lifetime.

This is not a summer romance. This is a summer friendship-with-benefits. It’s got pizza with disgusting toppings, Netflix and chill, and accidental exhibitionism. That’s all. There are no feelings here. None. Shut up.

Thank you!

Did I say thank you yet this week?

If I didn’t, then here it is:


It’s always a little bit stressful around book release time. Mostly because even though your book has been beta read and edited and proofread, some part of your mind (or my mind, at least) is convinced that there’s a fair possibility it just sucks.

So far the reviews of Adulting 101 have been overwhelmingly positive.

So thank you to everyone who read it, or intends to read it, or, hell, thank you to anyone who reads anything.

And a huge thank you to the readers who take their time to leave honest reviews. Of course we writers would prefer you loved everything we wrote but whether it’s a one star review or a five star review, thank you. I was a reader a long time before I was a published writer and I promise you that those one star reviews are just as valuable.

Writing a book is often a weird, solitary endeavour, where every few months we authors crawl out of our writing caves, blink in the blinding sunlight, and grunt as we present another book to our editors. To read reviews of that finished book is a wonderful reminder that our stories were made to be shared, and that all those months of frustration and “What the hell am I doing?” moments actually did have a point.

I can’t speak for everyone, of course, but the reason I write is because I love to read, and without readers, what’s the point of a book?

So thank you all again for reminding me of that!

One thing I like about the M/M community is that it’s small. I like that people take the time to connect with me on social media, and I like that I’ve had the chance to meet so many of my readers in person. On that note, if anyone is going to GRL in Kansas City this year, I can’t wait to see you there!


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One thought on “Lisa Henry on Adulting 101 ~ Guest Blog

  1. Glad to hear the release is going well. Personally, I think that if the book is bad enough to warrant a 1 or 2 star review, I’d rather contact the author directly and mention that than trash them for the world to see, but that’s just me. As an avid reader…thank YOU for providing stories for us to read (0;

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