Hey all! As I’ve already mentioned, if you’re in the mood for some April Fools’ Day queer romance novella, “Village Fool” is available in all the e-formats from the Bold Strokes Books webstore right this very second. Bold Strokes does this awesome “early release” thing where the titles are available at the first of the month direct from the publisher. But, the other options are starting to populate for the March 16th release date (so far just Amazon) and so I’ve created my wee universal link thingie that you can click, here, to pre-order for the March 16th release if you are so inclined. As more stores become available, that link will automatically update. Technology is awesome. Y’know, unless someone is using it to mess with your contact list.
Also, if you’re a reviewer and you’ve got a NetGalley account, “Village Fool” has also shown up there as requestable, so that’s another option for the reviewer crowd.
Owen is only confident in two places: at work, supporting clients through IT woes, and when he’s sitting around a gaming table in the role of a smooth and charming bard. He’s never acted on the crush he’s had on his physiotherapist—and total cubcake—Toma. Even though Owen’s no longer Toma’s patient, and his crush hasn’t dialed down in the slightest, Owen can’t figure out how to make a move.
When a friend decides to play a prank involving Owen’s contact list, Owen spends the morning of April Fools’ day inadvertently texting smooth and charming thoughts about Toma… to Toma himself.
By the time Owen discovers the prank, things are completely out of control. Discussions of thighs and awards for the World’s Best Chest have been handed out—not to mention they’ve set an accidental coffee date—and there’s no taking that sort of thing back. When this joke finally gets told, Owen’s convinced he’ll be the punchline, but with a little luck and some nudging from his friends, the last laugh might be the best of his life.“Village Fool”—’Nathan Burgoine