Today is the day! Silas and Dino hit the (digital) shelves of all the various e-tailers out there, and Faux Ho Ho is officially out in the wild!
Silas Waite doesn’t want his big-C Conservative Alberta family to know he’s barely making rent. They’d see it as yet another sign that he’s not living up to the Waite family potential and muscle in on his life. When Silas unexpectedly needs a new roommate, he ends up with the gregarious—and gorgeous—personal trainer Constantino “Dino” Papadimitriou.
Silas’s parents try to browbeat him into visiting for Thanksgiving, where they’ll put him on display as an example of how they’re so tolerant for Silas’s brother’s political campaign, but Dino pretends to be his boyfriend to get him out of it, citing a prior commitment. The ruse works—until they receive an invitation to Silas’s sister’s last-minute wedding.
Silas loves his sister, Dino wouldn’t mind a chalet Christmas, and together, they could turn a family obligation into something fun. But after nine months of being roommates, then friends, and now “boyfriends,” Silas finds being with Dino way too easy, and being the son that his parents barely tolerate too hard. Something has to give, but luckily, it’s the season for giving. And maybe what Silas has to give is worth the biggest risk of all.
Faux Ho Ho is my first “fake relationship” trope book. It’s also a queer holiday romance novella, and it’s another trip to my fictional gay Village. If you’ve not read Handmade Holidays or Of Echoes Born, don’t worry, you don’t need to have visited the Village before. Faux Ho Ho is just as good an entry point as anywhere else (but if you’re curious, the full list of Village tales is here.)
As of right now? Available at Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, direct from Bold Strokes Books, Kobo, and anywhere else quality queer e-books are sold. (I’ll keep editing these as I check to see them go live).