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I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday week, which is hopefully a calm and peaceful one for you. I can’t believe we’re just a few days away from the new year. This year was a weird one for me because I wrote a lot, but didn’t publish a lot. My last new releases were back in March. Much of what I’ve written this year won’t see the light of day until 2017 (and in one case, 2018).
But, before 2016 goes away, I’m sneaking in one new release and I’ve also put out an older story in audio.
Let’s talk about the new book first. Love’s Opening Night comes out tomorrow (December 28) from Dreamspinner Press. This novella takes place during the rehearsal of a new Broadway musical. Those of you who know me, or have read my columns on Prism in the past, know I have a thing for musicals. When the idea for this backstage romance came to mind, I no choice but to run with it.
In the story, Jeremy Steele has joined the cast of a new Broadway musical. Most of his castmates have been with the production since before it arrived in New York, so he’s new to the group. The cast is lead by one of his major crushes, Ty Beaumont. Jeremy keeps it professional, but when he ends up helping Ty with some complicated choreography, sparks fly between the two. Jeremy is torn for many reasons about starting a relationship with someone who is a co-worker and whose home base is not New York—just to name a couple reasons.
I had a great time creating these two and the Broadway-filled world they live in. There are many references to musical and films that I love, plus lots of cute dates and some steamy times for these guys too. If you pick up a copy, I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
The something re-imagined is Rivals. This story’s been around for a while—Brandilyn reviewed it when I released a longer version of it back in 2014—but this year I had the chance to revisit the story again. This time I got to turn it into an audio book. Derrick McClain wanted to record some holiday stories. I offered up Rivals and he decided to it. This was major for me because I’d became a fan of Derrick’s over the past year. I met him at the Dreamspinner conference back in March and a few weeks after that I heard his performance of TJ Klune’s How To Be a Normal Person and went gaga for it.
I also love how he brought the story of Mitchell Turner and Alex Goodman, high school hockey players who were former cross-county rivals who get a second chance when they meet up again after college, to live. I can believe that the guy who voice Normal Person has done one of my books is amazing to me (you can read the Prism review of the How To Be a Normal Person here). I’m glad we got to work together, and I hope we do so again. Taking Rivals into audio was an unexpected turn of events for the year, and I’m super happy that it worked out like it did.
A Time for Giving
With the holiday week in full swing, it’s the perfect time to give away some prizes. Use the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post to enter to win either a ebook copy of Love’s Opening Night or an ebook/audiobook combo of Rivals. You’ll have the chance to tell me which one you want (or to say you’ll try for “either,” which is a perfectly fine answer).
Good luck to all of you who enter.
Many thanks to all of you who read my monthly columns here at Prism. I appreciate that you take the time, and sometimes leave me comments as well. I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!
Title: Love’s Opening Night
Author: Jeff Adams
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date: 12/28/2016
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Can an onstage love story lead to a real-life romance?
Jeremy Steele is a veteran Broadway performer. For his latest role, he’s dancing alongside a man he’s fantasized about for years, TV star Ty Beaumont. Jeremy knows better than to get involved with a castmate, but when Ty has trouble learning the complicated choreography, Jeremy offers to lend a hand. When a rehearsal kiss turns into something more, Jeremy can’t help but wonder what a celebrity like Ty could ever see in a Broadway chorus boy like him. Will a relationship with his crush make it past previews, or can it become a long-running hit?
About Jeff AdamsJeff Adams is the author of the Hat Trick series of young adult/new adult stories. He’s also the author of several m/m romance shorts. Jeff and his husband, Will, live in the rural peace of Northern California. Besides writing about hockey in many of his stories, he covers the Detroit Red Wings, and reviews books that feature gay hockey players, for PuckBuddys.com (http://www.PuckBuddys.com). You can learn all about Jeff’s writing at jeffadamswrites.com (http://www.jeffadamswrites.com/). You can also follow him on Twitter @hockeyguynyc https://twitter.com/hockeyguynyc). and sign up for his email list (http://eepurl.com/7TJC9) to get the latest updates.
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