Welcome to a special Thursday edition of the Friday Book Spotlight! Today, I’ve got one-half of the most adorkable couple on Twitter, Deek Rhew! He’s sharing his brand new book, and talking about some fun stuff with his wifey! Check it all out after the jump:
|Deek and Erin Party!|
Hey, all! So this week is the debut of my first, well, anything! On January 19th, 2016 at 12 AM EST, “Birth of an American Gigolo,” my first novella, was birthed! I guess that means I’m officially pubbed, though I’ll admit that it feels a bit surreal. My beautiful bride, Erin Rhew, and I finished uploading the final manuscript to Amazon, put in the categories, entered all the key words, and clicked finish. We did a high-five, first-bumped, and danced, partying like it was 1999. But then we went to dinner, and I started marketing. Oh, the glorious life of an author!! Hence, we are here, and I’m spending your time.
It’s been a totally crazy ride, but fortunately one that I have not had to venture on my own. I wrote Grateful for the Village, a blog post about the dozen or so doctors that helped birth “Birth.”
|Me on the left rockin’ out with my best friend, Chris!|
Okay, so spotlight on me…hand me the microphone! As a former musician and music major, I spent years up on stage. I loved loved loved it, but alas, the music industry does not pay the bills. Heck, it barely pays for the gas to the gig.
Eventually, I figured out I wasn’t going to be a rock star, so I switched majors to something geeky that, though required me to trade my bass for a pocket protector, made it possible for me to eat on a regular basis. And here I am years and years later, following my other passion: writing.
Though there aren’t any rock star lights, fireworks, or screaming fans, it still feels pretty fine. Yes indeed.
Okay, so what the heck is “Birth of an American Gigolo” about?
Here’s the blurb from the back of the book:
An old party girl shoehorned into domestic divaship, infuriated by her husband’s cheating and his holier-than-thou, tree-hugging, no-tits and no-hips girlfriend, inflicts her wrath by training a local boy in the fine art of seduction. She and her new boy toy turned love god start a gigolo business as a distraction for the neglected and mistreated housewives of Alabaster Cove.
|Lindsey, the queen of Alabaster Cove|
In a nutshell, it’s about screwing up. Lindsey compromised her principles and force herself into being something she’s not. In college, she had a scare and crammed herself into a life of domestication. Years later, she’s stuck in a smelly armpit of a marriage and a life that’s foreign and dismal. But when she finds out her husband is a cheater and liar, she and her inner, long-dormant party animal load the cannons and battens down the hatches. Together, they concoct a plan to revenge themselves out of the cesspool of their existence and create a new throne from which to plant her royal tush and rule the town.
|George is nowhere in sight!|
What isn’t it about? Sex! There is a little of course, because, well, it’s about an angry and betrayed party girl and her boy toy. But if you’re looking for long descriptions of people’s kibbles and bits and how they sizzle and sautÈ them into a goulash of passion and uninhibited fornication, then you’d better look for a different blend of Chex Mix, cause, brother, this ain’t it.
Okay, domestic diva…check. No George Michael in sight…check. Humorous situations where an angry party girls runs over a scooter with a Hummer…check.
Alright, my friends, first, check out the amazeballs cover by Anita from Race-Point.com:
|Birth of an American Gigolo by Deek Rhew|
Bask in the glory that is awesome, spellbinding art. <cue Hallelujah Chorus>
Visit the “Birth of an American Gigolo” home page.
|Birth of an American Gigolo|
Deek lives in a rainy pocket in the Pacific Northwest with the stunning YA author bride, Erin Rhew, and their writing assistant, a fat tabby named Trinity. They enjoy lingering in the mornings, and often late into the night, caught up Erinís fantastic fantasy worlds of noble princes and knights and entwined in Deekís dark underworld of the FBI and drug lords.
He and Erin love to share books by reading aloud to one another. In addition, they enjoy spending time with friends, running, boxing, lifting weights, and exploring the little town–with antique shops and bakeries–they call home.
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